Paxos Festival 2022


Heartfelt Music from Greece and Turkey

for Violin and Piano

Nikos Mandilas, violin

Popi Malapani, piano

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

8:00 pm

Old School Yard, Loggos, Paxos

Nikos Mandilas
Nikos Mandilas

Nikos Mandilas, first violin in the Athens State Orchestra and pianist Popi Malapani propose a surprising program of much-loved Greek composers of the 1930s to be followed by music written by cotemporary Turkish composer Fasil Say.



We will hear European and Mediterranean melodies in a modern and surprising style revealing an unexpectedly similar musical language. Violin partita no 3 is a transcription by D. Mitropoulos of the original Bach partita, as it was later edited by musicologist Yannis Sabrovalakis. This will be its performance after in 90 years!


Say’s sonata for violin and piano was commissioned by the Arizona “Friends of Chamber Music” in 1997 and was premiered by the composer on the piano and Patricia Kopatchinskaya on the violin. 


J.S. Bach/ Dimitris Mitropoulos

Partita no 3 for violin and piano BWV 1006

1. Prelude, Allegro

2. Loure

3. Gavotte (Rondeau)

4. Menuet 1

5. Menuet 2

6. Bourrée

7. Gigue


Yannis Konstantinidis

Dodecanese suite for violin and piano

1. Andante Lento

2. Allegreto Scherzando

3. Con Moto e quasi Parlando

4. L’Istesso Tempo

5. Andante Mesto

6. Andante Lento, Allegro Vivo ma non Troppo



Nikos Skalkotas

Three Greek Folk Songs

1. The River

2. Olympus and Kissavos Mountains

3. Sleep my Daughter!

Fazil Say

Sonata for violin and piano

1. "Melancholy..." Andante Mysterioso

2. "Grotesque..." Moderato Scherzando

3. "Perpetuum Mobile..." Presto

4. "Anonymous..." Andante

5. "Melancholy...(Da Capo)" Andante Mysterioso