Music & Songs from Film and Movies

9 FEBRUARY 2011
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‘Music & Songs from Film and Movies’
With Katerina Mina & Roman Kariolou
Saturday, 26 February LIVE @ the Londa at 21:00

Oscar-Winning Film music Songs, Sophisticated Hollywood Glamour and Ruinart Champagne will be flowing at Limassol’s Londa Hotel on Saturday 26 of February….

Enjoy this red carpet, Champagne reception, black tie Dinner with Internationally renowned Soprano Katerina Mina and multi-Award-winning film music composer Roman Kariolou performing film music by Ennio Morricone and Roman Kariolou, as well as songs from movies like ‘Titanic’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Love Story’ and ‘Once upon a time in the West’ LIVE in the Caprice Restaurant.

Katerina Mina is making a name for herself as one of the finest sopranos of her generation. As an Opera singer Katerina has performed in some of the most prestigious Opera Houses and Concert Halls in the world and is a prize winner in two prestigious international singing competitions. Katerina is also the winner of the 2008 Madame Figaro Magazine Singer-of-the-Year Awards.

Roman Kariolou is one of the most promising and successful composers of his generation. Roman started his career as a violinist with famous teachers such as Matheos Kariolou, Yehudi Menuhin and Zakhar Bron. The wide scope of his award winning work includes musical scores for feature films by famous Hollywood directors. In 2009 Roman Kariolou was awarded the “Vienna Filmmusic Award”, one of the most prestigious awards in the world for film music, awarded to him by famous Hollywood composer, John Barry.

Hollywood may have the Oscars but Limassol has something rather more special; on Saturday 26 February, the chic boutique hotel, will be hosting its own personal tribute to Hollywood’s Oscar winners with a unique ‘Music & Songs from Film and Movies’ dinner;

Served in the Londa’s Caprice Restaurant, the sparkling backdrop of the starlit Mediterranean Sea will provide the perfect ambience for an evening of fine food, wine and beautiful melodies recreating the passion, glamour and sophistication of the very best that Hollywood can offer.

The elegant black tie affair will transport you to a bygone era of musical enchantment; the red carpet awaits, the champagne is on ice and the sumptuous 3-course dinner, created by the Londa’s award winning chef, Patrick Steklmacher, will delight your senses as Oscar winning theme songs resonate in the Caprice Restaurant.

This special Dinner will be served from 21.30pm sharp following the 21.00pm Ruinart Champagne reception so please be on time. And at just 55euro per head, the limited seating will be in great demand so reserve your table early. For a unique evening of movie glamour, fine dining and fabulous Oscar-winning melodies, the Londa’s ‘Music & Songs from Film and Movies’ celebration promises to be the hottest ticket in town. But be warned, the Paparazzi will be out in force!

For more information visit: www.londahotel.com/special-offers-events/
For reservations contact: Caprice at Londa, Tel: 25 865540
Email: andia@londahotel.com

Artist Biographies:

Katerina Miná is making a name for herself as one of the finest sopranos of her generation. Originally a pianist and a music teacher, Katerina completed her BMus (Hons) Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance (Opera) at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Her opera studies were sponsored by the Corporation of London, the A.G. Leventis Foundation, and the GSMD. The London based Greek-Cypriot soprano is a prize winner in two International singing competitions, the “1st Concorso Vocale Internazionale di Musica Sacra” and the “7th Julian Gayarre International SingingCompetition”, as well as the winner of the 2008 Madame Figaro Magazine Singer-of-the-Year Awards.

Katerina most recently sang Verdi’s Requiem at St John’s Smith Square in London, the role of Violetta from La Traviata in Kuwait, and appeared at Megaron in Athens with international pianist Elena Mouzalas in a series of concerts to celebrate Schumann’s and Chopin’s birthday anniversaries. With the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow she performed the role of Nedda I Pagliacci. Katerina also sang the title role from Poulenc‟s opera La Voix Humaine within the Kypria International Music Festival, and appeared as Fiordiligi Cosi Fan Tutte with European Chamber Opera, on a tour in the Far-East and Middle-East. Other operatic roles include Donna Elvira Don Giovanni with Staatstheater Cottbus, Mimi La Bohème with British Youth Opera and European Chamber Opera, Karolka Jenufa with English Touring Opera, and Maria West Side Story with Oxford Philomusica.

Concert performances include a most recent concert of Michael Tippett’s Negro Spirituals and David Fanshawe’s African Sanctus in Bahrain, Beethoven’s Choral Symphony no.9 at St. John’s Smith Square and the London Song Festival 2010. Other concert performances include Pitta’s symphonic work 1973 with the National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of ERT at Megaron in Athens, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Stanley Hall Opera, Haydn’s Scena di Berenice with the Georgisches Kammerorchester, Charalambous’ Requiem for Heroes for soprano, baritone, chorus, organ and symphony orchestra, world premières of C. Stylianou’s song cycles Of the Beautiful Kingdom for voice and piano, A. Sakalis oratorio Liturgy beneath the Acropolis with Oxford Philomusica, the orchestral songs of H. Duparc, oratorios of M. Theodorakis, and symphonic songs by composer M. Christodoulides with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

Katerina has given numerous recitals and concerts in the UK, Germany, Finland, Italy, France, Japan, Cyprus, Greece, and the Middle East, and has recorded music for ERT, and CyBC Radio and Television. Her performance venues include, amongst others, the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron), Konzerthaus Berlin, Gasteig Munich, Hackney Empire, Buxton Opera House, St. John’s Smith Square, Riverside Studios, Sheldonian Theatre, De Montfort Hall, London Hellenic Centre, the “Juhlasali” of the Helsinki City Hall, Saint-Louis Cathedral at Les Invalides in Paris, Athenaeum Concert Hall and Theocharakis Foundation of Fine Arts in Athens, and all major theatres in Cyprus.

Katerina represented Cyprus at the Celebratory Concert for the accession of Cyprus to the Euro Area with Christos Pitta’s symphonic works Helen and Rime d’Amore (world-premiere), and was nominated to represent Cyprus at the 2nd World Delphic Games in Saratov; she participated in Masterclasses with José Cura, Nelly Miricioiu and John Fisher, and appeared live at BBC London Radio show 94.9 FM, ‘A World In London’.

Future engagements for Katerina include the role of Donna Elvira Don Giovanni in Bahrain, Rossini’s Stabat Mater under the baton of conductor Lukas Karytinos, International Music Festival ‘Eure poetique et Musicale’ in France and Katerina‟s first collaboration with composer Christodoulos Georgiades. On the 1st of October 2010, Katerina appeared at the biggest event to celebrate the 50th Independence Anniversary of Cyprus at Eleftheria Stadium, performing the “Hymn for Cyprus”, by Cypriot film music composer Roman Kariolou. The “Hymn for Cyprus” has recently been released and is available to download on Amazon.com and iTunes Store.
For more information on Katerina Mina please visit: www.katerinamina.com

Roman Kariolou is one of the most promising and successful composers of his generation. The wide scope of his award winning work includes musical scores for feature films by famous Hollywood directors such as Robert Dornhelm, and hymns for prestigious events and compositions for major TV productions in Europe and the U.S.A

At the age of 27 Roman has already composed music for over 30 feature films and TV productions including 20 documentaries, 5 feature films and more than 10 TV program signals for big TV stations such as BBC, CBS, ZDF, ORF, Discovery Channel, Arte and RAI.

The symphonic hymns for large events such as the “Winter Olympics” in Turin in 2006 and the “European Handball Championships” are heard in stadiums all over Europe.

He has also collaborated with famous orchestras such as the Vienna Radio Symphonic Orchestra, the Hollywood Symphonic Orchestra, the Hamburg Syphonic Orchestra, The Philarmonic Orchestra of Prague, and the Bratislava Symphonic Orchestra.

Roman Kariolou started his career as a violinist at the tender age of 3 with famous teachers such as Matheos Kariolou, Yehudi Menuhin and Zakhar Bron. His great interest in composition though led him to studies at the “Filmmusic Institut Los Angeles” where he graduated in 2004.

In 2009 Roman Kariolou was awarded the “Vienna Filmmusic Award”, one of the most prestigious awards in the world for film music, awarded to him by famous Hollywood composer, John Barry, president of the judge’s panel.
For more information on Roman Kariolou please visit: www.romankariolou.com

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Notes to editors
The Londa is the proud recipient of the prestigious triple honour of ‘Leading Mediterranean Boutique Hotel of 2008, 2009 and 2010’, as well as Cyprus’ ‘Leading Hotel of 2007’ as voted by the World Travel Awards.
www.worldtravelawards.com
The Londa was recently awarded “Excellence” and “Two Chefs” for its Caprice restaurant by Cyprus Gourmet Magazine and the Financial Mirror
The Londa is managed by Columbia Hotels & Resorts
Serendipity Ltd., owns the Londa, part of the Paraskevaides Group

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