Paxos Festival

Mélodies françaises: An Evening of French Music & Poetry

Tuesday 31 July 2018
Mélodies françaises: An Evening of French Music and Poetry 
Poems by Verlaine, Malarmé and Baudelaire put to music by Claude Debussy.
with Nicholas Spanos (vocals) & Nikos Zafranas (piano)

Nicholas Spanos studied singing in Greece, at the University of Maryland School of Music, in Baltimore, MA, U.S.A. and at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He is today one of the best-known mezzo-sopranos in Europe and performs in numerous concert halls in Europe, the United States and Australia. He has received many prizes and awards in competitions including “Best Young Artist of the Year” award by the Association of Theater and Music Critics of Greece, First Prize at the “Techni” National Competition for Lyric Singers, as well as awards for his recordings, notably of Händel’s Oreste and Tamerlano and Metastasio’s Olimpiade for NAÏVE Records.
Nikos Zafranas studied piano at the National Conservatory of Athens, at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria Austria and at Brunel University, London, U.K. He was distinguished in many competitions in Greece and abroad.
He has performed as a soloist in many countries in Europe, in Canada and the USA. He is a founding member of Piandaemonium and Transcription Music Ensemble. He is a lecturer at Brunel University, London and professor of Music Education at the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki.
Date: Tuesday 31 July
Venue: John Gough Hall (Old schoolhouse) Loggos
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: 15 € / 10 € for Friends of Paxos