Pianist Maria Asteriadou and Violinist Kurt Nikkanen: In Concert
November 6, 2014, at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center
The Hellenic-American Cultural Foundation hosted an enchanting concert by Pianist Maria Asteriadou and Violinist Kurt Nikkanen. Heralded as “an artist with intense personality, virtuosic flair, unusual poise and intimate contact with style,” Greek pianist Maria Asteriadou is an acclaimed soloist and chamber musician. Ms. Asteriadou’s love for her native Greece and her enthusiasm for contemporary music have lead to premieres by many of Greece’s most prominent composers. American violinist Kurt Nikkanen is an international soloist of the highest order. After making his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of twelve, he has performed to great acclaim at many international venues and worked with many of the world’s most renowned conductors. An enthusiastic advocate of contemporary music, he has performed premieres and recorded many significant composers. A reception with the artists followed the performance.
The event was co-sponsored with The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA).
Eighth Annual New York City Greek Film Festival
October 18-30, 2014, at various locations
For more information please go to nycgreekfilmfestival.com.