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Culture

Summer 2018

Pavlo Carvalho: ~I have never ever, in 30 odd years of playing met a good musician who does not admire and feel they can learn from a music or approach of another genre. Good musicians generally envy and appreciate when they see others doing something they don't, and wish they could learn from it~

Pavlos Carvalho has been working in London and abroad as both a classical cellist and a bouzouki player for the last fifteen years. As a classical musican he has been a prizewinner in International competitions in Britain, Italy, Russia and Germany as well as working with orchestras including the London Philharmonic and Northern Sinfonia. He has been invited to play for Prince Charles at Kensington Palace and for the 70th birthday celebrations of Rostropovitch. He regularly performs as a concerto soloist. Future performances include the Elgar cello concerto with the Royal Philharmonic in June 2018. He is also one of the founding members of chamber music group, Ensemble Reza. As a bouzouki player he has been involved in many performances of Greek and Turkish music and was the founder of the Rebet Asker Series at the Green Note. Together with the dedicated musicians of Plastikes Karekles and the Rebetiko Carnival, they have brought over great artists from Greece, including Manolis Pappos and Kyriakos Gouventas, Marios Papadeas, Antonis Ainitis and the group Pliri Ntaxei. Pavlos is currently the Artistic director of the UK Rebetiko Carnival, a festival not only dedicated bringing the music of Greece and Asia minor to audiences in UK, but also to education and outreach work within the UK. In the UK Pavlos has worked with singers such as Marina Deligianni, Katerina Clambaneva, Dunja Botic, Vicky Anasatsiou and Cigdem Aslan. He is also involved in other world music groups such as Tango 44, with the Argentine singer Corina Piatti and works with the Fado singer and composer, Claudia Aurora. He has regularly performed in a variety of venues from smaller, intimate venues such as the Green Note and Vortex to venues such as the Purcell room, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall , Teatro dal Verme, and recorded for the BBC. A big part of Pavlos' musical life also involves outreach and education work. He has worked for groups such as Live Music Now, Pied Piper, In Harmony, Music for Life and the Trinity's Laban's Animate Orchestra. He gives masterclasses and workshops for the London cello society and in October 2018 will be a course director for the National Chamber music courses, Pro Corda. 26

Newsletter - Summer 2018  
Newsletter - Summer 2018  
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