Sunday 20th October 2019, 7p.m.
Windcraft Music Centre
A fascinating weekend of musical sounds produced by the human mouth!
The 1st Cyprus Beatbox Championship is happening! For the first time, the beatbox community of Cyprus will gather for a thrilling weekend of action. Cyprus Beatbox promises an unforgettable journey to the fascinating world of the art of creating music just by using the human mouth.
The audience will have the opportunity to experience two days of human beatbox. The warm-up event will take place at Prozak on Saturday 19th October with an open mic and beatbox jam. On Sunday 20th October in the morning there will be a street performance, with the participation of the audience, during the opening event of the Weeks of the German language organised by the German-speaking embassies and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus. The highlight of the weekend will be the Cyprus Beatbox Championship, which will take place for the first time later on the same day, at Windcraft. The championship starts with the qualifying rounds, followed by the Top 16 beatbox battles and the judges’ presentations. The final rounds will announce the Cyprus Champion, who will represent the country at the World Beatbox Championship in Berlin in 2020. The competition categories are solo men and solo women.
Registration for participation is valid by commenting with your nickname at the facebook event until 15th October 2019.
SOLO -> 1.30 minute for each beatboxer
SOLO -> 1.30 minute each battle round (1.30 vs 1.30 x2)
GNO (Greece) – 2 times Greek beatbox champion
FRENZY (Cyprus) – Cyprus Beatbox
EL PAP CHICO (Greece) – Beatbox Greece
The event is coordinated by Cyprus Beatbox – the interactive platform for human beatbox in Cyprus – in collaboration with Windcraft Loud, with the support of the German Embassy in Cyprus.
Saturday 19 OCT -> Open Mic / Jam @ Prozak
3Α Medontos str. , 1060, Nicosia
Sunday 20 OCT @ Faneromeni Square
Street performance during the opening event of the Weeks of the German Language
Time -> 10:00-14:00
Sunday 20 OCT @ Windcraft
27 Xanthis Xenierou str., 1015, Nicosia
Top 16 Beatbox Battles - Judges Showcases
Qualifying rounds: 19.00 Final rounds: 20.00
Entrance tickets: 5 euro
Championship participation (for beatboxers): 8 euro
Time -> 19:00-22.30
Sunday 24th November 2019, 6p.m.
Windcraft Music Centre
TROMBONE & PIANO CONCERT
with Igor Babcinetchi &Tatiana Stupak
An afternoon family concert for trombone and piano will take place at Windcraft Music Centre on Sunday, 24th of November, at 6pm. The established, multiple award winner and popular pianist Tatiana Stupak and the destinguished Moldovan trombonist Igor Babcinetchi will present a repertoire of solo piano works and pieces written for trombone and piano. This is a unique opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a classical music programme and meet one of the most beautiful instruments of the brass family – the trombone.
The programme will include works for trombone and piano by Albeniz, Gröndahl, Guilmant, Saint-Saëns and others, as well as solo piano works by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.
About the artists
Igor Babcinetchi (trombone) graduated from the School of Music in his native Moldova, initially on the trumpet. Soon he found his way to the trombone when he went on to study at the College of Music in Tiraspol and later at the University of Arts in Chisinau, from where he graduate in 2001. During his studies, Igor had already won a seat in the National Philharmonic Orchestra.
Throughout his career, music has quite literally taken Igor around the world and influenced his tastes in music and style of playing. He has played in a fiesta band in Spain, was Musical Director of a touring circus orchestra in Germany, has held a seat in the Romanian National Opera in Bucharest, and has been in the theatre orchestra on board different cruise ships. Thus, he got to broaden his range by playing many different musical genres such as jazz, classical, cabaret and show music. He has been fortunate enough to collaborate with the Moldovan National Opera, the Moldovan National Chamber Orchestra, the Romanian National Philharmonic, and the National Television and Radio Orchestra in Bucharest.
Following cruise ships, Igor relocated to London, and became a freelance musician, broadening his repertoire further, by playing in big bands, brass ensembles and salsa bands, as well as all the contemporary classics as part of function bands. He has supported a number of touring West End shows, including ‘Summer Holiday’ and ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie.’ Igor got his first taste of teaching in London, passing on his knowledge and experiences to students of all ages. He has recently moved to Limassol to continue his career as a freelance musician and teacher of the trumpet and trombone.
Tatiana Stupak (piano) started learning the piano at age five, studying at the Special School of the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St. Petersburg, and after that, for a further five years, continuing at the Conservatory itself. She is the winner of international music competitions, including the Leipzig Bach competition, and has performed in Austria and Germany as well as in Russia.
Tatiana is now based in Cyprus, where she is well known, having played many times in the last few years, in Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos, and at Kourion Ancient Amphitheatre, both as a solo pianist and accompanying other musicians. Since 2015, she has played the piano at more than 60 events, including her participation with piano solos at The Big Choir Project concerts. She arranges charity concerts for children and for the church, and brings famous musicians from Russia, for example from the Bolshoi Theatre.
In 2018, Tatiana won awards on being chosen in competition, as Russian Cultural Woman of the Year in Cyprus. In the same year, she opened the Tatiana Stupak School of Music for piano and other instruments, and for teaching music subjects; the teachers are prize-winning professionals. Students can enter for international examinations and they are encouraged to take part in public concerts, to gain experience in performing before audiences.
In the summer of 2019, having organised fund-raising concerts on several occasions for the Institute of Neurology and Genetics, she was invited to play piano solos at a concert at the Presidential Palace, where President Anastasiades presented her with an award on behalf of the Institute.
Concert fee: 15 euro (10 euro for students and Windcraft Loud members)
Windcraft Music Centre, 27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia
More information and reservations: 22-377748
Friday 7th February 2020, 20:30
Windcraft Music Centre
ART AND FOLK MUSIC
OF OUR MUSICAL NEIGHBOURHOOD
Greek virtuosos Periklis Papapetropoulos (lavta, voice, compositions) and Stratis Psaradellis (lyra of Constantinople) are hosted in Windcraft together with Elena Xyda (voice), presenting art and folk compositions from our musical neighbourhood. From Constantinople to the Aegean Sea and Cyprus, the three artists weave the thread that connects the musical idioms of our broader region.
Periklis Papapetropoulos was born in Athens but grew up on the island of Crete. His first musical experiences were with Cretan traditional music and at the age of 16 he participated in village festivals as part of the group of Psarantonis playing laouto and bulgari. In 1985 he met Ross Daly and studied saz and tanbur with him for several years before becoming a regular member of his ongoing musical workshop “Labyrinth”. As a member of “Labyrinth” he participated in concerts, recordings and television productions in Greece and abroad. He is also a very experienced and renowned teacher of saz and lavta having taught at the Experimental Musical Gymnasium-Lyceum of Pallini, the society for the dissemination of National Music, and the Musical Workshop “Labyrinth.” He has many accomplished students who are today amongst the finest instrumentalists in Greece. He has recorded 3 solo CDs as well as his project “Saz Grubu”, an orchestra of saz players who play music from Turkey, Greece, and Bulgaria. His most recent album is called “Mika” where apart from playing he also composes the all the melodies and songs.
Periklis has collaborated with many great musicians of the traditional music scene such as Mehmet Erenler,Talip Ozkan, Paco Penia, Djamchid Chemirani, Kabul Ensemble, Huun-Huur-Tu, Naseer Shamma, Dariush Talai, Hamid Reza Khabbazi, Pedram Kahavar-Zamini, Dhruba Ghosh, Rufus Cappadocia, Vassilis Soukas, Kostas Mountakis, Nikos Saragoudas , Chronis Aidonides, Stelios Petrakis, Giorgos Kotsinis, Domna Samiou,Christos Tsiamoulis Christos Sikkis, Petros Tambouris and many more.
Born in Athens, Stratis Psaradellis began his musical studies by learning classical guitar and byzantine music, while at the Music School of Pallini he became acquainted with the Greek and Eastern traditional musical instruments. He studied saz with Periklis Papapetropoulos, while he also started to systematically practice the lavta and the kemence. At the Labyrinth Musical Workshop, he attended seminars on saz with Talip Özkan and Mehmet Erenler and kemence with Sokratis Sinopoulos and Derya Türkan.
He has extensively performed and recorded in Europe, the United States, Oceania, the Middle and the Far East. He has collaborated with, among others, Nikos and Yiasemi Saragouda, Chronis Aidonides, Christos Tsiamoulis, Nikos Grapsas, Antonis Apergis, Martha Mavroidi, Ross Daly, John Psathas, Marta Sebestyen, Loreena McKennitt, Zohar Fresco, Murat Aydemir, Sarband Ensemble, OnEira 6tet.
Stratis graduated with first class honors from the Department of Music Studies of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since 1999, he teaches at the Music High School of Pallini.
Born in Nicosia, Elena Xyda began studying music by learning the piano, the oboe and classical singing. After completing her studies in Law, she took up classical singing studies in Conservatori Superior de Musica del Liceu in Barcelona, while at the same time she discovered the modal traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean, in which she gradually became deeply interested.
For several years, Elena attended seminars at the Labyrinth Musical Workshop in Crete (Ottoman singing, Bulgarian singing, Persian music, rhythmic and free improvisation, lavta), and studied lavta with Periklis Papapetropoulos and theory and practice of the makams with Harris Lambrakis. She also gained extensive experience in the urban Greek music of the period between the two world wars. She has collaborated with renowned musicians in Cyprus and in Greece such as Periklis Papapetropoulos, Stratis Psaradellis, Panos Dimitrakopoulos etc. During the last years, she has been teaching traditional singing techniques in Cyprus.
Concert fee: €10 (€8 for Windcraft Loud members)
Windcraft Music Centre,
27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia
More information and reservations: 22-377748