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MARIOS IOANNOU

CYPRUS

  • date of birth: November 15, 1994
  • studied Music at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Sherwood and Boris Brovtsyn and continued to study for his Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Prof. Mateja Marinkovic and Jack Liebeck;
  • masterclasses with Remus Azoiței and Rivka Golani;
  • currently is a member of the second violin section of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and also leader of the second violin section of the newly formed Cyprus Chamber Orchestra;
  • he is a founding member of the Fusionia String Quartet with which he has performed at the Kypria International Festival in 2019.

Program:

First Round

Bach Adagio and Fugue from Sonata in G minor for Solo Violin
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K. 216
Paganini Caprice No. 14

Second Round

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major Op. 24, Spring
Enescu “Ménétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite Op. 28
Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor Op. 28

Semifinal

Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor L. 148
Enescu Impressions d’enfance Suite for Violin and Piano Op. 28
Ravel Tzigane

Final

Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47