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Vassilis Varvaresos

Dimitris Desyllas
Vassilis Varvaresos




After his successful years abroad as a leading member of the MusicAeterna Orchestra, well-known Greek virtuoso percussionist Dimitris Dessylas makes a dynamic comeback to the Greek music scene with a demanding recital, in which he plays both solo and in duet with leading piano soloist Vassilis Varvaressos. The concert’s programme features fascinating works for percussion composed over the recent decades by thriving composers, such as the Pulitzer Prize winner Jacob Druckman, the Greek-born New Zealander John Psathas and the always topical and “provocative” Iannis Xenakis.

The two artists have to push themselves to the very limits of their virtuosity, imagination and expressiveness, interpreting works of vibrant dynamism, uncommon timbres and tempestuous rhythmicality, which demonstrate the inexhaustible potential of percussion instruments.


percussion instruments

Dimitris Dessylas



Vassilis Varvaresos



Jacob Druckman: Reflections on the Nature of Water for solo marimba (1986)

Áskell Másson: Prím, for solo snare drum (1984)

John Psathas: Drum Dances for drum set and piano (1993)

Iannis Ξενάκης: Psappha, for solo percussion (1975)

J.S. Bach:  «O grosser Gott von Macht» BWV 46/6

«Keinen hat Gott verlassen» BWV 369

«Wer Gott vertraut, hat wohl gebaut» BWV 433

Transcription for solo marimba, Dimitris Desyllas

Alexej  Gerassimez: Piazonore, for vibraphone and piano (2014)



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