It is considered a temple of classical music, home to the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and leading artists around the world. On June 7, the Greek musician will have the pleasure of performing at the Konzerthaus Berlin for a bassoon-piano recital with the renowned pianist Lily Maisky.
“This concert is a celebration for us, as our duo, Maisky-Troullos, will make its debut in a venue that has been hosting the greatest classical music artists for decades.”
The program will include folkloric works such as De Falla’s “Traditional Spanish Songs”, Bartok’s much-loved “Roumanian Folk Dances” and the last work written by Saint-Saëns. The Sonata for bassoon and piano in G major.
The Belgian magazine Crescendo describes Mavroudes Troullos as “a musician of great sensitivity” and the London News Times describes him as a “highly skilled bassoonist”. The multi-award-winning Troullos has given recitals in such venues as the Amphitheatre of the Paris Philharmonie, the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, and Kleine Zaal at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. He has also appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as Koninklijk Muziekkapel van de Gidsen, Orchestre de Nivelles and Antwerp Camerata among others, as well as at festivals such as that of French Radio in Montpellier and Musicorum in Brussels. He regularly collaborates with musicians such as Lily Maisky (piano) and Roberta Brambilla (harp). Alongside his artistic activities, Troullos is a professor of bassoon and chamber music at the San Pieter Woluwe Academy of Arts in Brussels, and is a doctoral researcher at KU Leuven. He recently released the first world recording of the 6 Sonatas for harp and bassoon by Italian composer Luigi Concone.
Lily Maisky began playing the piano at the age of four with Lyl Tiempo and studied with Hagit Kerbel, Olga Mogilevsky, Valeria Szervansky, Ilana Davids and Alan Weiss. She was a pupil at the “Purcell School of Music” between 2001 and 2004, where she also studied jazz piano. Concert appearances have taken her throughout Europe as well as the Far East, and she has performed at many renowned festivals including Verbier Festival, Progetto Martha Argerich, Schleswig Holstein, Julian Rachlin and Friends and the International Kammermuziek Festival in Utrecht. Maisky features on several Deutsche Gramophone and EMI recording releases, and has been frequently broadcast on European and Asian radio and television. She enjoys playing chamber music as well as solo piano and forms a regular duo with Mischa Maisky.