Moraiti Drosostalida

Drosostalida Moraiti graduated from the Ethnikon Odeion of Cyprus at the age of seventeen. She continued her Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies in Piano Performance at Charles University of Prague, graduating with awards, distinction in all subjects and a First Class Honours. After being awarded the Cyprus State Scholarship towards a Doctoral degree, she has undertaken research on Alfred Schnittke’s piano music at Goldsmiths College, University of London, under the guidance of Alexander Ivashkin. Drosostalitsa Moraiti has given a World Premiere performance and presentation of Alfred Schnittke’s Piano Preludes and his Concerto for Electronic Instruments at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London in November 2009; she has performed Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, “Introitus” in London, premieres by the American composer E. Guinivan at the Theocharakis Hall in Athens and at the British Embassy in Athens and world premieres of works by many Cypriot composers including A. Mustukis and T. Stylianou, E. Karagiorgis and others. Drosostalitsa has recorded, for the first time worldwide, the Schnittke Piano Preludes and the song for mezzo soprano and piano Magdalina for the Toccata Classics label CD with the title “ALFRED SCHNITTKE –DISCOVERIES”. She regularly takes part in conferences and festivals in Cyprus and around Europe, LIVINGmuseums CHAMBER WORKS FOR PIANO TRIO PROGRAMME CONTEMPTRIO SORIN ALEXANDRU HORLEA violin MIRANDA PAPANEOKLEOUS cello DROSOSTALIDA MORAITI piano Friday | 25 MAY 2018 | 20:00 Cyprus Wine Museum 42 Paphos & Knights Street |4630 Erimi Village | Limassol Tel: 25873808 / 25873809 presenting and performing Schnittke’s piano music, alongside contemporary piano works by Cypriot and other contemporary composers; festivals in Cyprus include the Avaton Festival, the Cypriot Composers’ Contemporary Music Festival, the Cyprus University Cultural Festival and others. Her lectures and recitals in Europe include the Philosophic Faculty in Prague, the Pedagogic Faculty of Charles University of Prague and the Music Department of the University of Brno, the St. Catherin’s Institute in Athens and many others. Drosostalitsa Moraiti is dedicated to communicating the music of today through the works of our contemporary composers.