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Hilary Hahn's Recording of Hatzis Nominated for Grammy

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Star violinist Hilary Hahn with pianist Cory Smythe has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award in the “Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” category for her album In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores released by Deutsche Grammophon (0289 479 1725). This Grammy-nominated album features a recording of Christos Hatzis’s work for violin and piano, Coming To.

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Suzie LeBlanc & Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Perform Hatzis

This week Christos Hatzis’ Four Songs on Poems by Elizabeth Bishop features in a programme presented by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (MCO) and soprano soloist Suzie LeBlanc at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on 18 February. Led by MCO Music Director and Conductor, Anne Manson, Hatzis’ work features alongside works by Woljciech Kilar, Alasdair MacLean and [...]

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Hatzis Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Hellenic Heritage Foundation of Canada (HHF) recently announced that Christos Hatzis is the 2014 recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. The Foundation has presented this award to Hatzis in recognition of Hatzis’ accomplishments as an educator, musician and ambassador of Greek culture.Launched in 2012, the first recipients of this award include Canadian Supreme Court Justice [...]

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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Performs Hatzis' Oboe Concerto

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra are performing Christos Hatzis’ oboe concerto Telluric Dances on 30 November. This performance will feature the ESO’s Principal Oboe, Lidia Khaner with guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen. Telluric Dances is programmed alongside Mendelssohn’s The Fair Melusina: Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Two different requests for an oboe concerto brought Telluric Dances into being: one by Joseph Salvalaggio, a Canadian oboist living and working [...]

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Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Premieres Hatzis

Christos Hatzis’ latest work for orchestra, The Isle is Full of Noises receives its first performance this week with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Nathan Brock, at Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Montreal, Canada, on 15 October 2013. The new work was commissioned by Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal for their Shakespeare-themed programme, which marks the 450th anniversary [...]

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Hilary Hahn Announces Release of Encores Recording

Star violinist Hilary Hahn and Deutsche Grammophon have announced the release of her newest album, In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores, which includes Coming To. The album will be released on 11 November 2013 in the US, Japan and Taiwan, and in March 2014 for the rest of the world. Throughout her career, Hilary Hahn has [...]

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Hatzis is Composer in Residence for Evmelia International Music Festival

Christos Hatzis is visiting his hometown Agria-Volos, Greece this week, where he is the featured Composer-in-Residence for the 2013 Evmelia International Music Festival. The festival is presenting an all-Hatzis concert at the Cultural Center of the Porphyrogenis Foundation on Friday 26 April. The programme will feature several Hatzis works, including works for piano trio, Dance of [...]

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Tongues of Fire for Brass Orchestra Premieres

A new arrangement of Christos Hatzis’ Tongues of Fire for solo percussion and brass orchestra was premiered by the Hannaford Street Silver Band conducted by James Gourlay. The performance featured soloist Beverley Johnston and took place at the Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto, Canada on 10 February 2013. The [...]

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From the Song of Songs Features in New Jersey

Christos Hatzis’ From the Song of Songs for alto, tenor, baroque orchestra and choir features this week in a concert presented by the Arcadian Chorale, led by Musical and Artistic Director, Marina Alexander. The title of their programme is ‘Voice of the Turtle Dove’ and features Hatzis’ work alongside Bach’s Cantata #140, “Wachet auf” and renaissance works [...]

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Pyrrichean Dances by Christos Hatzis in Vienna with Wiener Concert Verein

Pyrrichean Dances by Christos Hatzis featured in two performances this week presented by the Wiener Concert-Verein (Vienna Concert Society) on 12 & 13 November in Vienna, Austria. The work is a double concerto for viola, percussion and string orchestra. Soloists Werner Frank (viola) and Thomas Schindl (percussion) performed the work with the chamber orchestra under the direction of [...]

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