On Sunday May 19, as part of the Piano City Athens 2024 festival, seven young musicians will showcase their talent at the B&E Goulandris Foundation drawing inspiration from works of the Foundation’s Collection related to water, in seven separate piano recitals that are under the artistic direction of Irene Anastasiou.

At this year’s Piano City Athens, hosted for the second year at the B&E Goulandris Foundation, water is the meeting point between music and painting. Seven young, upcoming pianists will use expressive techniques like the rubato, dynamics and wording, to portray in their recitals the changing moods and textures of water landscapes from selected works of the Foundation’s Collection, conveying the sense of narration and image.

Both art and music can excite the senses of viewers and listeners alike. The lively colours and powerful compositions of the works that make up the Foundation’s Collection can reflect the different expressive qualities, the dynamic wording and the fluid movements of piano music, creating a live “dialogue” that results in a powerful, multisensory experience.

The Piano City Athens festival brings people together through music. Following the success of the first event in May 2023, the festival returns for the second year and from May 16 through May 20 the city will turn into an enormous concert hall, with many different piano concertos taking place in public and private venues, transforming the urban landscape. See the festival’s detailed programme at pianocityathens.gr

Concert Programme

Artistic direction: Irene Anastasiou

Mirto BabarakouÎles Grecques

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 871

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 21 in C Major, op. 53 (Waldstein)
I. Allegro con brio
II. Introduzione-Adagio Molto
III.Rondo-Allegretto Moderato

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, op. 52

Yannis Constantinidis: 8 Danses des îles Grecques pour le piano

Sofia Papadopoulou I met drops in the ocean

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in B Minor, K.27

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 26, in E flat Major Op. 81a
Adagio - Allegro (Les Adieux)
Adagio (L’Absence),Vivacissimamente (Le Retour)

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No 3 in A flat Major Op. 47

George Gershwin: Three Preludes
I. B flat Major
II. C sharp Minor
III. E flat Minor

Ioanna KouziPer terram, per mare

Claude Debussy: Six épigraphes antiques
I. Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d'été
V. Pour l'Égyptienne

Olivier Messiaen: Préludes pour piano
I. La colombe

Maurice Ravel: Miroirs
III. Une barque sur l' océan

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

Alexander Scriabin: Study No. 2 in C sharp Minor

Alexandra Papastefanou: Minerals
I. Quartz Pendulum

Luciano Berio: Six encores pour piano
III. Wasserklavier
V. Luftklavier

Giorgos KefalasFlowing Fantasy

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat Major, Op. 110

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in in F Minor, Op. 52

Alexander Scriabin: Fantasy in B Minor, Op. 28

Lida PsarakiMinimal Drops (Intermezzo)

Ludovico Einaudi: The Dark Bank of Clouds

Ludovico Einaudi: Fly

Max Richter: Andras

Erik Satie: Gnossienne No. 1

Lida Psaraki: Gymnopédie in Red

Sergei Prokofiev: Lily Dance of the Maidens (Romeo and Juliet, Οp. 75)

Aram Khachaturian: Toccata in E flat Minor, Op. 11

Frédéric Chopin: Prélude No. 4, Op. 28

Asterios TheodorouFluid Melodies

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in G Minor, BWV 915

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op.109, Vivace-Prestissimo

Robert Schumann: Humoreske in B flat Major, Op.20, Einfach-Hastig

Daniil KolanianAt the Fountain

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911

Robert Schumann: Novelletten in F sharp Minor, Op.21, No. 8

Alexander Scriabin: Étude in D sharp Minor, Op.8, No. 12

Komitas: Shushiki in B Minor

Franz Liszt: Au bord d’ une source in A flat Major

Frédéric Chopin: Étude Op.25 No.11 in A Minor

The harmony of waves


Sunday May 19, 2024 | 10.00-18.00
Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation Amphitheatre

Admission is free. Online booking is necessary, at goulandris.gr

Reservation Required

Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, Athens
13 Eratosthenous str., Athens 116 35, Greece. Τ. +30 210 72 52 895, F. +30 210 72 35 467, E. visit@goulandris.gr


Sunday May 19, 2024 | 10.00-18.00