A lunchtime concert by Stavroula Thoma on Tuesday 8th March at 1.10pm
Movements from Suite Espanole by Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909)
Valses nobles and sentimentales by Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Movements from Sonatina for Piano by Mikis Theodorakis (1925–2021)
2. Intermezzo I
3. Intermezzo II
4. Allegro molto vivace
Stavroula Thoma is a Cypriot concert pianist who has performed across Europe. Visit her website.
She gave her concerto debut in May 2014 with Cyprus Symphony Orchestra as part of the CYSO ‘Young Soloists First Step’ series and performed the Bach D minor Piano Concerto with conductor Roland Melia. In December 2014, she performed the Mozart D minor Concerto with Birmingham Conservatoire Repertoire Orchestra and conductor Daniele Rosina.
Stavroula obtained her Advanced Postgraduate Diploma on Professional Performance at Birmingham Conservatoire with Distinction. She has released her first CD recording which is available to purchase at http://www.stavroulathoma.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
and as a digital download at http://cdbaby.com/cd/stavroulathoma3
Stavroula also enjoys playing chamber music. She was a member of the ‘Satori’ Trio (piano, flutes: Ami Lodge, Nicola Tagoe) and was coached by the Barbican Trio. She has also performed in recitals with violinists, Angeliki Casdas, Peter Foskolos and Maria Oguren and was coached by internationally renowned chamber musicians such as Christopher Richter, Nathaniel Vallois and Oliver Wille.
Stavroula was critically acclaimed for her performances of the mono-opera ‘The diary of Anne Frank’ with ‘About Turn Theatre’ and sopranos Polly Ott and Vera Hitbrunner at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
She has been a Concordia Foundation Piano Artist since 2016 for which she performed solo recitals at St James’ Piccadilly Church and Mcmillan Cancer centre in London.
Composition is one of her special interests which is depicted in her published work ‘Dewdrop’, (by Aktis) a fairytale by Panayiotis Thoma for which she composed the background music and songs.
Chichester Cathedral’s Lunchtime Concert series is self-supporting, and thrives through the generosity of its audiences. While there is no charge for admission, we suggest a minimum donation of £3 per person, with Gift Aid applied if possible.
In line with our hopes to keep everyone safe and well, we will be maintaining socially distanced seating until further notice. As such, with the subsequent reduced capacity, we ask that audiences book their places in advance through Ticketsource. We will have a list of names that have booked on the door: you do not need to bring the tickets with you.