On 5th November, at the closing ceremony, the outstanding piano soloist Lola Totsiou, who is especially interested in contemporary trends in classical music, and has broadened her repertoire with jazz, new music and Indian bhajans, will treat us to a concert including works by Giya Kancheli, Erik Satie and Theophilos Lamprianidis.
Her performances have received excellent reviews, like that of G. Monemvasitis: ”She balances passion with tenderness, dynamism with calm, spontaneity with meditation, expressiveness with rationalism.”
During her stay in Kalamata as part of the 9th Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival, Lydia Totsiou will prepare and teach a seminar on cinematographic musical accompaniment
This will be a different kind of music seminar, with the aim of incorporating 4-5 local music ensembles into the Festival (eg duos, trios, quartets) or solo musicians, with the participation of the Municial Conservatory, the Music School, and the music department of the Kallitechniko Steki.
The results of the seminar, and the ensembles that it creates, will be presented live at the closing ceremony of the Festival.