Music in the Mountains Presents SPANISH POETRY & MUSIC Next Month

The performance will take place on Thursday 4 May 8pm.

By: Apr. 21, 2023

Mariza Anastasiades (soprano) and Socrates Leptos (guitar) will perform a unique blend of both original and arranged works from France, Italy, Brazil, and Argentina, many inspired by the rich musical folklore of their respective countries. Presented by Music in the Mountains.


Alonso Mudarra (1510 - 1580) Two Villancicos

Si viesse e me levasse

Isabel, perdiste la tu faxa

Federico Garcia Lorca (1898 - 1936) Canciones Españolas Antiguas

Anda, jaleo

Los cuatro muleros

Las tres hojas

Las morillas de Jaén

Sevillanas del siglo XVIII

El Café de Chinitas

Nana de Sevilla

Maximo Diego Pujol (1957 - ) Preludio Tristón

Francisco Tárrega (1852 - 1909) Four Pieces





Manuel De Falla (1876 - 1946) Siete Canciones Populares Españolas

El paño moruno
Seguidilla murciana

Fernando Obradors (1897 - 1945) Canciones Clásicas Españolas

El vito

Socrates Leptos (guitar) has been praised for his "excellent technique and strong interpretive skills". He has given performances to critical acclaim in the United States and Europe as well as multiple venues in Greece and Cyprus. Mr. Leptos has won first prize in the New England Guitar Competition and the GWUC music competition in Chicago and in 2002 received the Athanassiades award for musical excellence by the Greek Women's University Club in Chicago. He is a founding member of the Cyprus Guitar Trio with whom he performed the world premiere of Maximo Diego Pujol's Concierto for Three Guitars with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Miltos Logiades. He has appeared with the Trio in music festivals such as the EGTA Festival, the University of Cyprus Cultural Festival and the Volos - Magnesia Guitar Festival in Greece. In 2022 Mr. Leptos collaborated with soprano Mariza Anastasiades to record Manuel De Falla's Siete Canciones Populares which was released on Spotify. He has subsequently performed with Ms. Anastasiades in Köln, Germany and the Zenél a Kastely Festival in Budapest. He joined the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra in 2014 for a performance of Manos Hadjidakis' Gioconda's Smile under Alkis Baltas and again in 2015 performing Astor Piazzolla's Fuga y Misterio with Dariusz Mikulski conducting. Mr. Leptos has performed in the soundtrack for Disney's feature film production The Last Warrior with music by George Kallis as well as Sigma TV's series production Vasiliki with music by Andreas Georgallis. He was a guest at the Baldwin Wallace International Guitar Festival in Ohio and the Federal Hill International Guitar Series in Baltimore where he performed and taught masterclasses for an array of international students. A versatile musician, Mr. Leptos has collaborated with artists like Greek music icon Nena Venetsanou, pop and jazz star Alexia and former Iron Maiden frontman Paul Di Anno. He has also participated in projects by various Cypriot artists such as Michael Roussos, Marinos Romeos Kalotychos and Vakia Stavrou with whom he has also participated in a promotion film "A Day at the Museums" produced by the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation for International Museum Day. He is a member of Cypriot music groups Arda and the Stolen Moon and Arrayan Path with whom he has recorded ten full-length albums. Mr. Leptos is a graduate of Yale University and the New England Conservatory. He holds a doctoral degree in music from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

Mariza Anastasiades (soprano) is an award-winning Cypriot who has recently received prizes of various Competitions Worldwide. In September 2021, Ms. Anastasiades performed in the Kypria International Festival, where she had her debut with Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, with the leading role of Bonadea in the Contemporary Opera of Andy Skordis ''Argos Sidiros''. In December 2021, she performed in Vienna the role of Mother in the Christmas Opera ''Amahl and the night Visitors'', a Kyrenia Opera Production conducted by Constantinos Yiannoudes. Ms. Anastasiades has collaborated with orchestras and conductors from the Metropolitan Opera New York - Gregory Buchalter; with the Varna International Orchestra, where she sang the role of Lauretta from "Gianni Schicchi" 2019. In 2017/18 she was part of the OpernFest Prague, where she collaborated with Richard Hein, conductor of the Prague State Opera House (Národní Divadlo). Mariza also sang with the Danube Symphony Orchestra - in Budapest, June 2017. In 2018 she performed the role of Drusilla from "L' incoronazione di Poppea" with the Larissa Symphony Orchestra - under the baton of Christos Ktistakis. From a very young age she has taken part in specialized master classes regarding vocal techniques, interpretation aspects, with conductors, opera singers and vocal coaches such as Barbara Frittoli, Marco Balderi, Vitalba Mosca (Italy), Claudia Visca (Vienna), Sona Ghazarian(Vienna), Andrea Rost(Germany), Kassandra Dimopoulou, Aris Christofellis(Greece). Ms Anastasiades studied Classical Singing and Opera in Austria (Conservatory of Vienna) and in Cyprus (M.Mus University of Nicosia), specializing in Italian Bel Canto repertory and vocal technique (MMus, Bmus). Future engagements include a series of concerts with the Danube Symphony Orchestra in RaM Colosseum in Budapest in May 2022, and with Baroque Ensemble Marquise at the Royal Palace of Gödöllö in August 2022.


Mariza Anastasiades (soprano), Socrates Leptos (guitar)

Thursday 4 May 8pm

Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou

Tickets: €15. Doors: 7pm

Box Office: Tel: 99584871 or buy online: Click Here

Food & Accommodation: Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou offers tasty snacks from 7pm and in the interval. Tel: 99584871. Lofou Tavern is open from 12noon with excellent pre-concert meals; bookings advised. Tel: 25470202. There are seven separate studios with a discount for concert-goers. Tel: 25470202.

Information: Facebook: @musicmountainscyprus.

Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou was established in Lofou in 2015 and offers a large selection of Cypriot wines, spirits, fresh juices, beers, coffees and a small snack menu including pizza, platters and salad etc. It is open from 1pm daily, except Tuesdays, and is a wonderfully atmospheric venue for live music. Tel: 99584871.

Lofou Tavern offers well-known authentic Cypriot delicacies, as well as the a la carte menu, and combine it with wonderful Cypriot wine. It is open all day: 12noon - 9pm with excellent pre-concert meals; bookings advised. Tel: 25470202.

Agrovino Studios is a group of seven separate studios, each with its own unique character providing accommodation for 2 - 5 people. The studios all have kitchen, heating and internet. Tel: 25470202.

Agrovino is a village complex comprising of a separate tavern, wine bar and accommodation, each within walking distance, that combines Cypriot hospitality and traditional architecture and cuisine. Mr. Costas was the first resident of the village to set up a business in Lofou, since the village was abandoned in the old days, with the opening of the tavern in 1992. With his passion and hard work, as well as with the help of his large family, he managed in a few years to make the tavern famous both locally and internationally. If you are looking for a landscape with a rich architectural character and history, then Lofou is the perfect destination. Visit for details.

Lofou village is located to the north-west of Limassol, just 26Km from the city. It is on an average altitude of 780M and surrounded by the neighbouring communities of Pera Pedi to the north (around 6.5Km) and Agios Therapon to the southwest (about 4.5Km). Starting from the Troodos round-about and moving north, after passing the community of Alassa, head northwest, following the signs to Lofou and Agios Therapon. The route from Limassol takes about half an hour by car.

Music in the Mountains was created in 2005 in order to present a wide range of high-quality concerts in all musical genres in the mountain villages in the Limassol region including Lania, Lofou, Trimiklini, Moniatis, Silikou and Omodos. We now also venture into the hills of Paphos district, to lovely Ineia.


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