15th July | Concert of the piano, violin & violoncello masterclasses' tutors
Kalamata Dance Megaron - Main Stage | 21:00 o'clock | Entrance 10 & 5 €
Alexia Mouza, piano
Felix Froschhammer, violin
Ilias Sdoukos, viola (guest)
Indira Rahmatulla, violoncello
FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809 – 1847), Piano Trio No.2, Opus 66
Allegro energico e con fuoco
Scherzo. Molto Allegro quasi Presto
Finale. Allegro appassionato
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833 – 1897), Piano Quartet No.1, Opus 25
Intermezzo. Allegro ma non troppo – Trio. Animato
Andante con moto
Rondo all Zingarese. Presto
Cited by the press as a pianist “with extraordinary energy, clarity and precision”, Alexia Mouza aged 11 was awarded First Prize with honours at the “Filon 2000” Pan-Hellenic Piano Competition. Winner of the Cittá di Cantú International Competition as well as of the Press Prize (2005), of the Giorgos Thymis Piano Competition in Thessaloniki (2008) and of the 2nd Prize of the International Piano Competition Val Tidone (2009). Recently, she was awarded Third Prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan (2015) and First Prize at the International Piano Competition “Delia Steinberg” in Madrid (2015). She was also awarded in 2015 by the Academy of Athens.
Alexia performed as an invited soloist with the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, the Athens and Thessaloniki State Orchestras among others. She performed with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela taking part at the Festival of Young Pianists in Caracas, giving also a recital and a masterclass for the young pianists of the “Sistema”.
Alexia Mouza has given concerts at the Hong Kong Concert Hall, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Sala Verdi di Milano, Academia Filarmonica di Bologna, Mozarteum of Salzburg, Megaron Mousikis of Athens and Thessaloniki, Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall in Tokyo. She has been invited in important international festivals like the Maggio Fiorentino, Pomeriggi Musicali, Festival MITO, Festival de Bach a Bartok (Italy), Si-Chuan International Piano Festival in Chengdu (China), International Mozart Festival in Hokkaido (Japan), Sächsisches Mozartfest (Germany), the Semaines Musicales (Switzerland) as in the International Festivals of Athens, Thessaloniki, Nafplion, Heraklion, Aegina, Kalamata and Santorini (Greece). She made her USA debut at Tsai Performance Center, Boston as winner of the Richmond Competition.
A Greek-Venezuelan, Alexia Mouza was born in Athens in 1989, and began taking lessons from her mother at a very early age. From 1999 till 2013 she was enrolled at the International Piano Academy in Imola (Italy) under the guidance of Leonid Margarius and Anna Kravtchenko. She did her Postgraduate studies (Artist Diploma, 2013) at the College of Fine Arts, Boston University, with Boaz Sharon, with scholarships from the Greek State and Boston University. She was further enrolled at Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv under the guidance of Arie Vardi with whom she currently continues her studies.
German violinist Felix Froschhammer captivates audiences with his wide-ranging performance skills. First Violinist of the casalQuartett and Concert Master of both the Ensemble Symphonique Neuchâtel and Sinfonietta de Lausanne (Switzerland), Felix is also active as a soloist and plays an important role in the Ensemble Chaarts and in Tri i Dve, an ensemble specialising in Balkan music.
Previous engagements include appearances at festivals including Salzburger Festspiele, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Rheingau Musikfestival and Lucerne Festival, as well as at world-renowned venues in Shanghai, Bangkok, Moscow, Singapore, Milan and Paris. Felix’s performances have been broadcast on Radio France, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Österreichischer Rundfunk, Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk, Deutschlandfunk, Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2, France 2, Arte TV and Mezzo. His chamber music partners include Gautier Capuçon, Lawrence Power, Fazil Say, Felicity Lott and Maximilian Hornung. Since 2018 he has been the Artistic Director of the Festival du Jura in Switzerland.
Born in Munich, Felix started studying the violin at the age of seven with Olga Voitova, making his orchestral debut at the age of ten with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester. He then went on to study with Pierre Amoyal and Salvatore Accardo, graduating from the Haute école de musique de Lausanne (HEMU) with highest honours in 2007, and later receiving a special prize from the Sinfonietta de Lausanne for his professional achievements. With the Duo Froschhammer he is a prize winner of the International Wolfgang Jacobi Competition for 20th century chamber music and has been recipient of a scholarship from the Bavarian Music Fund. Together with Amoyal and the Camerata de Lausanne Felix was soloist in the Vivaldi and Bach Double Concertos on several international tours and broadcasts.
Felix has recorded works for violin and cello on the label ArcoDiva and records regularly for the Solo Musica label with the casalQuartett. His most recent CDs have won prizes at Echo Klassik, the German Record Critics’ Awards and the Supersonic Awards.
Ilias Sdoukos was born in Athens in 1974. He studied violin with Y. Tzoumanis (principal violin of the Athens State Orchestra) in the Athens Conservatory and viola with Y. Vatikiotis (principal viola of the Athens State Orchestra) in the Hellenic Conservatory. He graduated in 1997 with a grade of «A» and continued with Sven Arne Tepl (Utrecht String Quartet) in the FOLKWANG UNI DER KÜNSTE in Essen (Germany), with a scholarship from the ALEXANDROS ONASSIS FOUNDATION. He graduated in June 2000 with a grade of «1». He was principal violist of the University’s orchestra for two years and principal violist of Deutsche Kammerakademie am Neuss for several concerts. He has appeared in Germany, Austria, Iceland, Australia, Cyprus, Turkey, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and in many cities of Greece. (Sinphonia concertante by W.A.Mozart in the National Opera in Athens, “Climax under control” by M. C. Krithara commissioned by Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) and conducted by T. Antoniou, Trauermusic by P. Hindemith conducted by A. Myrat, Bartok viola concerto in Athens Concert Hall conducted by M. Logiades). He was a member of symphony orchestras in such as the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Colours (founded by M. Hatzidakis). He is collaborating as a soloist with the Greek Composers Union (since 2000) and the Orchestra of Colours (since 2004). Since January 2001, he has the principal viola position in the orchestra of the National Opera of Greece.
Born in a family of musicians, Indira Rahmatulla began her cello studies with her parents. A graduate of the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, Indira studied with Vagram Saradjian in Houston, Ronald Leonard in Los Angeles and after with Jean-Guihen Queyras, completing her Master Studies and Soloist Diploma in Freiburg, Germany. In addition, Indira has completed her chamber music studies as a part of the piano trio “Areti” at the Instituto de Musica de Camara de Reina Sofia de Madrid under Ralf Gothoni.
Indira has won numerous prizes in prestigious international competitions, including Aram Khachaturian International Cello Competition in Armenia, Luis Sigall International Cello Competition in Chile and Pasadena Show-case Instrumental Competition in Los Angeles, California.
Indira has appeared as soloist with Orchestras around the world among which are Armenian State Orchestra in Yerevan, National Symphony Orchestra of Santiago de Chile, American Youth Symphony and Torrance Symphony Orchestra in LA and Bilkent Symphony and Bursa State Symphony Orchestra in Turkey.
As a chamber musician, Indira has performed in collaboration with many leading artists such as Menahem Pressler, Paul Coletti, Sergio Azzolini, Alexander Melnikov and has been mentored by outstanding musicians among which are Arnold Steinhardt, Eldar Nebolsin, Ferenc Rados and Tabea Zimmermann. Indira was a fellow at the VillaMusica foundation in Rheinland-Pfalz. Currently Indira is an active member of the string trio “Arev”.
Since 2015, Indira is a member of Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne in Switzerland and frequently performs with the Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble under Thomas Hengelbrock and Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
Indira is a founding member and the Artistic Director of the International Kalamata Music Days. She is also the tutor of the festival’s annual violoncello masterclass.