Paris-born pianist Hélène Papadopoulos is the next featured artist in the Tillotson Center’s “Sunday on the Steinway” series of afternoon concerts. Her performance will feature the Model A III Steinway concert grand, currently on loan to the Center by a local benefactor. The concert is slated for July 7 at 2 p.m.
Her 80-minute program will include selections from Joseph Haydn, Leoš Janáček, and Franz Schubert.
Papadopoulous has been described as an artist seeking deep insight into music and into the art of piano playing. She started studying the piano at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg. She received her Concert Diploma with highest honors before moving back to Paris to join École Normale de Musique Cortot and work with Jean-Marc Luisada.
Since her early studies, she has developed a particular interest in J.S. Bach’s music. She was initiated in the baroque repertoire and in its art of playing as she also studied the harpsichord during her years in Strasbourg.
Papadopoulos is described as a restless intellect looking for new knowledge and inspiration. She has published a commented edition of Leonhard Euler’s (1707-1783) complete works on music theory.
She has attended masterclasses by Sergueï Matltcev, Jean-Jacques Dünki, Charles Rosen among others. She has been granted scholarships from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Sienna, Italy, where she studied both the piano with Michele Campanella and chamber music with the ensemble Trio di Trieste.
She has recorded Mozart’s sonata K380 for piano and violin. Papadopoulos has been invited to play in various festivals in Europe, such as contemporary music festival Musica, Strasbourg Music Festival, Paliesiaus Dvaras, Sermoneta, Montepulciano, Siena. She also plays both as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe and North America.