Performance: Thursday 21st April 8 – 9pm
Celebrating the curatorial theme of Art & Music at London Art Fair’sPlatform section, we are delighted DimitriosSkyllas will perform a piano recital from Abyss, created in response to artist Matt Smith’s ceramic piece ‘Notes of a love song’ a series debuted at the V&A in 2015 accompanied by DimitriosSkyllas, and now presented at Cynthia Corbett Gallery at London Art Fair, 2022.
The recital will be followed by a Q&A session with DimitriosSkyllas and artist Matt Smith, introduced by Candida Stevens, curator of Platform, and moderated by Cynthia Corbett.
The Greek composer DimitriosSkyllas (1987) is one of those rare composers whose desire to communicate has found him an audience beyond the confines of the classical music scene. Being considered as a leading creative of his generation, Skyllas has followed a highly personal path which combines his interests in theatre, the visual arts, cinema and traditional rituals and traditions. Making his UK debut with a World Premiere at the Westminster Abbey, followed by premieres in historical and iconic venues such as the V&A, the Royal Albert Hall, the VIP opening of the British Ceramics Biennial, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and the opening of the historical piano of Maria Callas sponsored by the Onassis Foundation, he became the first Greek composer to be commissioned by the BBC Symphony Orchestra for the Barbican Centre. His large-scale work 'Kyrie Eleison' was premiered by the colossal orchestra in January 2020. Alongside his collaborations, Skyllas is an active performer of his own piano works, focusing on piece he wrote, inspired by paintings. As a result of his creative path and his provocative, party-loving personality, the life and music of DimitriosSkyllas will become a full-length documentary film, to be released in 2022.