Concert of the Greek Turkish Youth Orchestra (GTYO) - Piraeus Municipal Theater - September 5, 2014



The Greek Turkish Youth Orchestra (GTYO) will be performing on September 5, 2014 at 21:00 in the Piraeus Municipal Theater conveying the message of Music as a unifying medium that brings together people from different cultures and builds solid friendships and constructive collaborations.

GTYO, consisting of 50 gifted young Greek and Turkish musicians, continues its successful course in 2014 as well. The 22-year-old Greek clarinetist Pavlos Serassis performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622. The famous Turkish conductor Cem Mansur will be the musical director.

The concert will be under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the sponsorship of the Office of the Culture and Tourism of the Turkish Embassy in Athens, aiming at supporting important cultural initiatives and promoting inspired artists.

In short

  • Pavlos Serassis, musician: The 22-year old Greek clarinetist is the soloist of the 2014 tour of the GTYO and will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622. He has performed as a soloist in many orchestras in Switzerland, Germany, Greece and Israel.
  • Cen Mansur, Orchestra Conductor: Born in Istanbul, Cem Mansur studied music in London at the City University and the Guildhall School of Μusic and Drama where he was awarded the Ricordi Conducting Prize. He later studied at the Los Angeles Philarmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein.
  • Greek Turkish Youth Orchestra: The Greek Turkish Youth Orchestra was formed based on an idea of Leni Konialides, a dedicated music lover, following collaboration with the University of Bilkent in Ankara. The orchestra was founded in the summer of 2008 and since then, has performed numerous times both in Greece and Turkey.

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