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The Rhapsody for mandolin and piano by Victor Kioulaphides shown here was filmed during a concert by the Dutch mandolinist Sebastiaan de Grebber and Eva van den Dool. The performance took place in the Concert Hall of the Centre for the Arts – De Muzerie – in Zwolle on Saterday July 5th, 2008. The Rhapsody was composed by Kioulaphides for and dedicated to Sebastiaan de Grebber after the latter had premièred Kioulaphides ‘Diferencias sobre Morenika’, a wonderful composition for mandolin solo. The Rhapsody, equally beautiful, but with a more impressionistic and – towards the end – haunting character, was premièred in the presence of the composer during a concert on March 18th, 2005 in Zwolle, Netherlands. Since then the work has found its rightful place in the mandolin music literature.
Sebastiaan de Grebber is one of the leading musicians of the youngest generation of mandolinists. He studied the mandolin at the musicschool De Muzerie and ArtEZ Music Conservatory in Zwolle (Netherlands) under the guidance of Alex Timmerman, in Italy at the Conservatorio C. Pollini in Padova, with the famous Italian mandolinist Mr. Ugo Orlandi, and at the Messiaen Academie/Highschool for the Arts in Zwolle. To complete his music studies at the Messiaen Academie Sebastiaan gave a final concert after which the jury, enlarged for the occasion with Maestro Ugo Orlandi, unanimously in their opinion granted him the highest possible predicate: Master of music with distinction. Besides being a real ambassador for the virtuosic and original Italian mandolin repertoire of the 20th Century, Sebastiaans’ interest lies in the Modern music of our own time. A wonderful example of the outcome of that interest is this video with Victor Kioulaphidess Rhapsody. Here Sebastiaan plays a Luigi Embergher/Giannino Cerrone 5bis concert mandolin made in 1956.
The score and parts of the Rhapsody by Victor Kioulaphides can be ordered by Wolfhead Music (USA). Here is a direct link to the catalogue of their website:
For more information about Sebastiaan de Grebber, his concerts and CDs, please visit his website: http://www.degrebber-mandolin.com/ or the Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra of which Sebastiaan de Grebber is the Concert master:
Victor Kioulaphides was born in Athens, Greece, and moved to New York in 1979 where he studied double bass and composition at The Juilliard School and The Manhattan School of Music. Today he is a Member of ASCAP, American Music Centre, American Federation of Musicians and his compositions are i.e. published by the Liben Music Publishers and the New York Classical Guitar Society. Besides his busy activities as a classical double bass player Kioulaphides, a former faculty member at the Brooklyn Conservatory and a faculty member at the Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance, is a Staff member at Mannes College The New School for Music in New York.
As a composer Victor Kioulaphides received of one of ASCAP’s Special Awards every year since 1993, as well as two Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance grants in 1999 and 2001. In the past he was commissioned by the New York Classical Guitar Society, Trinity Lutheran / St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, The Diller-Quaile School, Davka Dances, and by numerous individual performers. In the US his compositions have been performed at the i.e. Carnegie Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, the 92nd Street Y, The Salon Theatre, CAMI Hall, and the Norwalk Youth Center; St. John the Divine, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Japanese-American, St. Mary of the Highlands and at the Trinity Church, Wall Street, while performances of his compositions outside the US, were given in among other countries: Argentina, Romania, Netherlans, France, England, Bolivia, Belgium, Spain and Germany. More information about the compositions, concerts with music by Victor Kioulaphides etc. you can find at Kioulaphides home page:
This video was made by Mr. van den Dool at a concert given at the concert hall of the Centre for the Arts De Muzerie in Zwolle on Saterday July 5th, 2008. The release of this video is authorized by Victor Kioulaphides and published by Het CONSORT, Zwolle, Netherlands, 2008.
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