Orpheus Violinist

Duos - Orpheus & Alberto Portugheis

Violin & Piano

 

I have known violinist Orpheus Leander Papafilippou for a good number of years and have also enjoyed many professional collaborations, both in violin and piano recitals as well as in concerts with his Orfeas String Quartet. Orpheus is a very talented musician, in great control of his instrument and a very nice person to work with, his broad smile greatly contributing to the cheerful mood in rehearsals and concerts.

 

Alberto Portugheis

Duos - Orpheus & Andrew Maginley 

Violin/Baroque Violin/Viola & Lute/Theorbo/Oud/Guitar

Duos - Orpheus & Rimantas Vingras

Violin & Piano

 

‘Brahms’Violin Sonata was exceptional and unforgettable. Vingras and Orpheus Papafilippou (violin) caught the idiom exactly with impassioned clarity and a vigour of spring and weight. Vingras’s deftness and Papafilippou’s urgent lyricism partnered each other in exemplary balance.‘     Ken Carter, The Archer

 

‘It was just perfect‘  Mayoress of Weybridge

 

Alberto and Orpheus have performed amongst others Sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Franck often programing Ginastera - Pampeana Rhapsody for violin & piano

 

Recitals inclued St Martin in the Fields, St James Church Piccadilly for Opus Musica and St John's Church Notting Hill.

 

With the Orfeas String Quartet they have performed Cesar Franck's Piano Quintet and Astor Piazzolla's

Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas
The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Orpheus & Rimantas have enjoyed performing internationally with rectial tours and masterclasses in the UK, Europe and China.

 

Highlights include recitals at the Royal Academy of Music, Royal Overseas League, Gaon Museum Vilnius, Konus University Lithuania, Cheng Du Arts Center, Nanning Performing Arts Complex and Childrens Theater Palace Guangzhou

 

Their repertoire ranging from Classical Sonatas, Violin Showpeices by Sarasate and Kreisler atmospheric works such as Achron Hebrew Melody and the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, contemporary works by outstanding Lithuanian Composers, premiers of works by Aziza Sadikova and often performing Piazzolla's exciting L'Histoire du Tango.

Orpheus & Andrew are currently preparing for a series of performances in Art Galleries in London.  They will be pairing music and art works.

 

Their repertoire includes Baroque Masterpeices by Vivaldi, Tartini, Corelli, Handel, Bach.

 

Angelo Notari's remarkable Canzona Passaggiata

Late Renaisance and early Baroque Spanish and Italian and the music of John Dowland.

 

To travels to the Orient an exploration of Folk inspired sounds from the Meditaranean through the Middel East. Exploring the maqams, melismata and taxims the exotic sounds of heat and the lands of the red moon. Rebetiko, Demotic and the bewitching music of Scheherazade.

 

They have collaborate with Jean Abreau Dance Company and performed in the

Dal Pianto Alla Gioia - from Crying to Joy

Music of the Spheres Ensemble Concerts

Music from Monteverdi, Handel, Vivaldi, Tartini, and Traditional Tarantelle!

S'Agapo Yiati Eis'Orea -

I Love You because your Beautiful