Around the piano series

A chamber music series in Athens since 2005, devised and presented by specs 'n' arts and under the artistic direction of the Greek pianist Alexandra Nomidou, takes place every November. The festival has been selected to receive the EFFE - Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, Label for 2015-2016. Initially organised at St Paul's Anglican Church it has been established since 2010 at Athens' Parnassos Hall. During these years more than 50 concerts have been held presenting to the audience both young and renowned artists and ensembles. Pianists such as Spencer Myer, Joanna Maria Lawrynowicz, Helena Suchárová, Nikolaus Resa, Muriel Chemin, Janis Vakarelis, Stefanos Thomopoulos, Christos Papageorgiou, Alexandra Nomidou, Apostolos Palios, Lorenda Ramou, Isabel Ettenauer, Yaron Herman, violinists such as Sara Nemtanu and Candida Thompson, Yannos Margaziotis, clarinetists Michel Portal and Michel Lethiec, ensembles such as the acclaimed Dutch AMSTERDAM SINFONIETTA, the CALLIOPEE ENSEMBLE, string quartets such as the French PSOPHOS, the Polish PRIMA VISTA, the Greek ATHENS QUARTET, the Czech AD LIBITUM piano quartet, the SOME HANDSOME HANDS piano trio from Germany, the TRIO HELLENIQUE and the TRIO LIGETI from France, the DUO BALDOCCI-RIVERA, the Jazz quintet of the City of Athens, the Greek TANGart-O quintet, among many others, have collaborated with the series. The Festival organisation owes a lot to Foreign Embassies, cultural Institutions, media and individual sponsors as well as the valuable and kind support of the Parnassos Literary Society.

  • Around the piano 12th edition

    Around the piano 12th edition

    Athens & Paris, magical cities!

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Around the piano 11th edition

Around the piano 11th edition

The exquisite piano series returns for this 11th edition at the historic venue of St Paul's Anglican Church in the heart of Athens

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Around the piano 10th edition

Around the piano 10th edition

This year's edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the series in different venues in the city of Athens

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Around the piano 9th edition

Around the piano 9th edition

This year's edition celebrates the 200th anniversary of the German Romantic – era composer, Wilhelm Richard Wagner, and the 150 years since the birth of the world – renown Greek poet, Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis with concerts dedicated to music and poetry

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Around the Piano 8th edition

Around the Piano 8th edition

The 8th edition of the prestigious "Around the Piano Festival" at Parnassos Hall is scheduled on 2, 3, 5 & 10 November 2012

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Musical moments at St Paul's

St Paul's church, a historic building of simple English Gothic architecture with excellent accoustics, hosts a series of concerts where classical repertory and music from all over the world are presented to Athens' audiences

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Abendmusik - Christmas concerts

Christmas concerts at St Paul's Anglican Church in Athens

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Around the piano 12th edition

Athens & Paris, magical cities!

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