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Free Lunchtime Concert: Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 19 February 2019

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

St Martin’s Embassy and Cultural Institute Series


Halévy-Wagner arr. Ward – Overture to La Reine de Chypre
Andreou Georgios – ‘Salamina’ from Imerologio Katastromatos
Mozart – Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat

Marios Papadopoulos Conductor/Piano
Katerina Mina Soprano

Representing the High Commission of Cyprus


Established in 1998 and formerly known as Oxford Philomusica, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra occupies a unique position within the UK orchestral landscape. As an orchestra of the highest quality, the Oxford Philharmonic attracts some of the world’s greatest artists to appear in its series including Valery Gergiev, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Martha Argerich, András Schiff, Renée Fleming, Lang Lang, Janine Jansen, Yuri Temirkanov and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Described by The Times at his 1975 piano recital debut as ‘having all the attributes of one of the world’s greatest players’, Marios Papadopoulos has gone on to enjoy an international career both as pianist and conductor. He has appeared as soloist with and conducted many of the world’s great orchestras, and worked with a host of eminent musicians including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Hélène Grimaud, Nicola Benedetti, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Menahem Pressler, Maxim Vengerov, Renée Fleming, Vadim Repin, Nigel Kennedy and Lang Lang. His recordings of the Beethoven sonatas have been set on a level with Schnabel, Brendel, Barenboim, and Wilhelm Kempff (Daily TelegraphClassic FM Magazine Critics’ Choice).

London-based opera singer Katerina Mina is a British spinto soprano, born in Cyprus in 1975. Katerina studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, having received full scholarships from the City of London Corporation and the A. G. Leventis Foundation. Katerina also trained to become a concert pianist, but specialised her career in singing. As a result of her vocal talent, she was a prize-winner in the two International Singing Competitions she attended in her mid-twenties.

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