L' Anima String Quartet, Ellemis Piano Trio & Stella Tsani | Savvas Zannas: Music for Strings

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Savvas Zannas: Music for Strings

by L' Anima String Quartet, Ellemis Piano Trio & Stella Tsani

Subways Music presents a collection of works by the renowned composer Savvas Zannas. It includes three string quartets, a piano trio and a work for solo violin.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. String Quartet No. 6, Pt. 1 "The Decision"
L' Anima String Quartet
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2. String Quartet No. 6, Pt. 2
L' Anima String Quartet
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3. String Quartet No. 6, Pt. 3
L' Anima String Quartet
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4. Piano Trio (Classique)
Ellemis Piano Trio
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5. String Quartet No. 7
L' Anima String Quartet
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6. Romanza for Solo Violin
Stella Tsani
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7. String Quartet No. 4
L' Anima String Quartet
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Music for Strings - Savvas Zannas

L’ Anima string quartet:
Stella Tsani – 1st violin
Brunilda- Eugenia Malo – 2nd violin
Gerta Sina – viola
Lefki Kolovou - cello

featuring Ellemis piano trio:
Stella Tsani - violin
Lefki Kolovou-cello
Elena Chounta-piano

Solo violin: Stella Tsani

Subways Music presents a collection of works by the renowned composer Savvas Zannas. It includes three string quartets, a piano trio and a work for solo violin.

Production: Subways Music
Director of production: Sophocles Sapounas
Recording: Subway Recording Studios
Recording and Mastering: Vangelis Sapounas



Notes on the compositions:

String Quartet No 6 (1990-1994)
First performed by L'Anima string quartet.
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Piano Trio (Classique) (1991)

First performed by Ellemis piano trio, which consists of three of the four members of Ellemis piano quartet, shortened for the needs of this recording.
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String Quartet No 7 (1997)

Written for the Third Programme of the Greek Radio and Television for the concert in Daphni Monastery.
First performed by the New Greek Quartet.
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Romanza for solo violin (2004)

First composed for solo piano, for the Greek Composers Union.
First performed by Stella Tsani.
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String Quartet No 4 (1985)

After the encouragement by the Greek Quartet.


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What is the colour of the notes which adorn a decision?
Which anxieties breathe the force of a dialectic flee?
Somewhere around there the instruments get drunk, give birth and the notes are trapped, letting loose three audible steps.
Digging into hypotheses, which verify the suspicion of a fear or the fleeting proof that the fear has won.
A victory which lasts the whole aeon of a moment, and rises.
Rises to a convenient romance which of its multiple consciousnesses of existance is ironically celebrating the absence of it - thereby spreading out meaning, emptying her title somewhere -
And from there, a leap to an acceptance which seems transcient, which is shared in that "there", where "there is no silence, nor break, only pauses: music without sound"*.

* from the book by Tatsis Apostolides, "Fifteen Stories and a Ride on a Bicycle", by KEDROS publications.

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Savvas Zannas

Savvas Zannas was born in Xanthi, Greece (1952), but as a young man he lived in Thessalonica, where he completed his education in advanced music theory at the city’s State Conservatory.
He continued his musical studies at the Munich Music Academy (1972-1976), taking his degree in tympani and percussion with top marks (Prof. H. Hoelzl class).
His musical activity is multilateral: as a soloist he has performed with the Athens State Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of the Greek Radio and Television and the Camerata – Orchestra.
Since 1976-2002 he was a member (timpanist) of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Greek Radio and Television. As a professor of percussion he has taught at the National Conservatory of Athens and at the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata, where he organized the Students’ Orchestra.
Since 1989, he is a member of the Committee of the Greek Composers Union.
He started composing in 1969, end he has composed symphonic, chamber and solo instrumental works, which have been performed by Greek, European and American orchestras and soloists, in Greece, Russia, Germany, Bulgaria, France, Canada, and the USA.
His works are published by the Papagrigoriou-Nakas Editions.


L’ Anima String Quartet

L' Anima piano Quartet consists of Stella Tsani (1st violin), Eugenia-Brunilda Mallou (2nd violin), Gerta Sinaj (viola) and Lefki Kolovou (cello).
It was formed in April 1996, in the Chamber Music class of Tatsis Apostolides at the Athens Conservatory. Since then, L'Anima has appeared in some of the most important concert venues in Greece and collaborated with some of the most important composers and institutions such as the Ministry of Culture, the Athens and Salonica Concert Hall, the Greek Festival (Athens Festival), ERT, etc
They have appeared at the Presidential Palace and the Maximos Mansion at the invitation of the Greek Presidency and the Government. Also, they performed in April 2003 at the Attalos Arcade, during the Ceremony for the Expansion of the European Union, attended by all of the leaders and delegates of the EU member-states, invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Greek Presidency of the European Union.
Stella Tsani has won a series of awards, as well as 6 albums and more than 40 other recording participations, as well many appearances as a soloist in Greece and abroad. Eugenia-Brunilda Mallou is a permanent member of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Athens, positioned as the Top First Violinist. Gerta Sinaj, who graduated with honours from the Academy of Tirana, is a permanent member of the State Symphonic Orchestra of Athens. Lefki Kolovou is characterised by her tireless involvement in chamber music and has worked with most Greek orchestras.

“L' Anima” in Italian means “The Soul”.


Stella Tsani
violin

Stella Tsani completed her violin studies under Tatsis Apostolidis at the Athens Conservatory, graduating with an Honours Mark and First Prize. Since then she has won awards at competitions, recorded for radio, TV and cinema, made albums and has given numerous recitals and chamber music concerts in Greece and abroad, including many first performances.
As a soloist, she has worked with Greek and international orchestras, appearing at many cities in both Greece and abroad, and conducted by renowned Greek and foreign conductors, presenting a wide range of repertoir.
She was a founding member of Ellemis piano quartet (in 2003) and also the first violin in the “L’ Anima” string quartet (founded in 1996) with which she has has appeared - among others - at the Presidential Palace and the Maxim Mansion, invited by the Greek Presidency and Government respectively. The same quartet also appeared in April 2003 at the Attalus Arcade, during the ceremony of European Union expansion, in front of 25 leaders and delegations of all EU member-states, invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Greek Presidency of the EU.
Her personal discography, for which she has been awarded by the Greek Musicians and Theatre Critics Union, counts 6 albums which have been released between 2004 and 2011. At the same time, she has participated in more than 40 various other albums of both Greek and international artists.


ELLEMIS
piano quartet

Ellemis piano quartet was created by four soloists, (Stella Tsani - violin, Mikhail Smirnov - viola, Lefki Colovou - cello, Elena Chounta - piano) in 2002.
Their original name was "Art" but in the autumn of 2003 they started their collaboration with the "Subways Music" label and were renamed to "Ellemis piano quartet". They have been awarded prizes, received great praise and recorded many different albums, working with famous Greek and foreign artists.
Stella Tsani has won a series of awards, as well as 6 albums and more than 40 other recording participations, as well many appearances as a soloist in Greece and abroad. Mikhail Smirnov, a graduate of the Moscow Musical College and the Tchaikowski Academy is a member of the Athens State Orchestra and has given many recitals, also winning awards for his talent in improvisation. Lefki Kolovou is characterised by her tireless involvement in chamber music and has worked with most Greek orchestras. Elena Chounta, a renowned performer and composer, has appeared as a soloist in the most famous venues in Greece and abroad, while some of her compositions have been interpreted by orchestras, musical ensembles and well-known soloists.


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