Maria Stratigou “Louise Farrenc: life and studies for piano”

Next December 10 at 2:30 pm at the Higher Conservatory of Music in Murcia, a lecture by Maria Stratigou “Louise Farrenc: life and studies for piano”. Free entry until capacity is filled – Security measures against COVID-19.

Maria has given Lecture-Recitals and paper presentations at eight international conferences during her doctoral studies. In February 2020 she organised the conference ‘Musical Women in Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century’ at the RNCM. In December 2018 Maria was awarded the 1st Student Prize for her paper and presentation ‘Performing Louise Farrenc’s Etudes for piano’ at the Conference ‘Into the Unknown’ at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

In 2013 she was honoured by the Academy of Athens with the ‘Eleni Tim. Mykoniou’ Prize for Piano. She was awarded the first prize for her interpretation in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor at the Jock Holden Memorial Mozart Prize Competition at the RSAMD (November 2008), and was highly commended at the Governors’ Recital Prize in 2010. She has won first prizes in various Panhellenic piano competitions (X.O.N. – 2012, Panhellenic Competition for Young Pianists – Andros 2007, ‘Filon’ – 2004). She was also chosen to represent her country in the 1st European Union Piano Competition. She won many internal prizes at the Athens Conservatory both in piano and chamber music and has taken part in masterclasses with Bernard Ringeissen, Yonty Solomon, Steven Osborne and Martino Tirimo amongst others. She has also studied with the distinguished Greek pianist Alexandra Papastefanou.

Maria was chosen twice among the piano department students of the RSAMD to perform with the RSAMD Symphony Orchestra at the RSAMD Concerto Concert, she has cooperated with Orchestra Filarmonica di Stato ‘Mihail Jora’ di Bacau and maestro Ovidiu Balan, and has performed in different venues in UK, Italy, Czech Republic and Greece.

Contemporary composers have trusted Maria to perform world premieres of their pieces (G. N. Gianopoulos Op.15 Five pieces for solo piano/Op.17 Nocturne for solo piano, E. Vaios ‘3’, D. Minakakis ‘Metamorphoses’ for solo piano).