29th August | Strings in Motion – Chamber Orchestra

Kalamata's Castle Amphitheatre | 21:00 o'clock | Free Entrance


The 1st concert of the string academy “Strings in Motion” with students and tutors of the University Mozarteum Salzburg. In context of the Greco-Austrian Music Summer and with the support of the Austrian Embassy.



J. HAYDN (1732 – 1809), Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 1, No. 3, Hob. No. III:3

Minuet, Presto

Stelios Mastrogiannis & Nicolas Mair – violin, Marinus Kreidt – viola, Kim Mair – violoncello


I. TZANAKOS (1986 – ), “Piece based on a melos by Petros Peloponnisios” for string ensemble

Iason Tzanakos – violin solo


J. S. BACH (1685 – 1750), Suite for violoncello solo No.3 in C major, BWV 1009

Prelude, Sarabande & Gigue

Cristina Basili – violoncello


W. A. MOZART (1756 – 1791), Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola & strings, KV 364

Andante & Presto

Stelios Mastrogiannis – solo violin, Marinus Kreidt – solo viola


P. I. TSCHAIKOWSKI (1840 – 1893), Valse Scherzo for violin & string orchestra 

Denis Vasylynets, violin solo






I. TZANAKOS (1986 – ), “The adventures of a light-hearted stone” for violin solo and string quartet

Stelios Mastrogiannis, violin solo


N. ROTA (1911 – 1979), Concerto per archi 

Preludio, Scherzo & Finale




Christos Kanettis, Edgardo Carone, Therese von Bemberg, Stelios Mastrogiannis, Denis Vasylynets, Nicolas Mair



Iason Tzanakos, Juan Sosa, Cecilie Kamelreiter, Carmen Mair, Burgi Bläeul, Philip Kesmarki, Victoria Hendel



Sergej Havrylyuk, Marinus Kreidt, Theo Samaras



Cristina Basili, Dimitris Lampos



Markos Varelas

The string academy “Strings in Motion” is an innovative project that combines masterclasses, workshops and concerts under one roof and gives the audience as well as the participants a unique insight into the creative process of musical interpretation. The masterclass is addressed towards students and graduates of violin, viola and violoncello and aims to widen the young musicians’ repertoire, but also to promote their technical abilities, musical knowledge and skills in chamber music playing. The tutors and the students are appearing on stage together and the musical works are often being presented by the masterclass participants themselves. Through those aspects of the academy, the young artists are gaining precious and unique stage experience.  


Centre of the project is the State Conservatory in Innsbruck, Austria, as well as the Music University Mozarteum in Salzburg and it is held twice a year: the summer in Greece, with the support of the Austrian Embassy in Athens and during the winter/spring in Toblach, North Italy, with the support of the Tyrolean and South Tyrolean Government. Since 2015, it is generously supported by Dr. Martha Walther-Bauer and by Arianne Condellis.


Part of the project is the active artistic exchange in context of Euregio (Tyrol, Southern Tyrol, Trentino, Southern Bavaria), but also international collaborations with Mexico and Ukraine.

Parallel to the concerts, masterclasses and workshops are going to be held from the 17th until the 24th August in Mani (Mani Sonnenlink) and are going to continue in Kalamata from the 25th until the 31st August (Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata).

Artistic direction: Christos Kanettis and Anita Mitterer


Christos Kanettis – violin

Anita Mitterer – viola


Cristina Basili – violoncello

Iason Tzanakos – violin

Soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue, Christos Kanettis, plays on a violin by Giovanni Grancino from 1697. He teaches Violin, Viola & Chamber Music at the Mozarteum Music University, Salzburg and the State Conservatory of Music in Innsbruck, Austria.

 Born in Saloniki, Greece, he completed performance studies at the Athens Conservatory and the Music University in Vienna, Austria. 1984, he graduated as a master’s degree student at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir and members of the Juilliard String Quartet.

Masterclasses with Sandor Vegh, Ferenc Rados, Josef Gingold and Itzak Perlman.

As a national and international price winner, Christos Kanettis made his recital debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall and has performed extensively through Europe, U.S.A., South America and Canada as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician with well-known partners like Michael Webster, André Watts, Alfons Kontarsky, Rolf Plagge, Emil Rovner and Enrico Bronzi.


Anita Mitterer teaches violin, viola and chamber music at the Mozarteum University Salzburg since 1992. She studied with Jürgen Geise, Antonin Moravec and Thomas Christian. For over twenty years she was concertmaster of the Baroque Ensemble of Salzburg and has been a longtime leading member of Nikolaus Harnoncourt`s Concentus Musicus.

Anita Mitterer is the Violist of the famous Austrian Ensemble Quatuor Mosaiques, which is known as the most prominent period-instrument quartet. With Quatuor Mosaiques, she has performed in famous concert halls and festivals throughout the world. The Quartet also has an extensive discography, which ranges from “Wiener Klassik” repertoire to well-known contemporaries.

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