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First Performances | Premieres

A list of worldwide and national premieres (first public performances) of musical compositions, performed by the oboist Christos Tsogias-Razakov.

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November 25th, 2022 at Panteion University, Athens (Greece).

First Performances

March 18th, 2023.
 

Holy Catholic Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady.


Athens - Greece

- George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): "Hercules" Oratorio, in three acts.

National Premiere | Athens, Greece.

Cond. Jan Miłosz Zarzycki. Orch. Du Soleil/Novarte Ensemble. 

March 18th, 2023.
 

Amphitheater  “Stefanos Dragοumis”

of the Museum of Byzantine Culture.
 

Thessaloniki - Greece

Thierry Pécou (b. 1965): “Perroquets d'Azur” for solo oboe (1993).

National Premiere | Thessaloniki, Greece.

Recital Sailing to America - Solo Recital. Music Connects the Onassis Stegi & the Panteion University, Vol. 8 | Four concerts that pay tribute to the work of Maurice Ohana.

March 18th, 2023.
 

Amphitheater  “Stefanos Dragοumis”

of the Museum of Byzantine Culture.
 

Thessaloniki - Greece

- André Jolivet (1905-1974): “Chant pour les piroguiers de l'Orénoque,” for oboe and piano (1953).

National Premiere | Thessaloniki, Greece.

Recital Sailing to America - Solo Recital. Music Connects the Onassis Stegi & the Panteion University, Vol. 8 | Four concerts that pay tribute to the work of Maurice Ohana.

March 18th, 2023.
 

Amphitheater  “Stefanos Dragοumis”

of the Museum of Byzantine Culture.
 

Thessaloniki - Greece

Antonis Rouvelas (b. 1987): “Viomata I (revised short version),” for solo oboe (2015/2023).

World Premiere of rev. short version | Thessaloniki, Greece.

Recital Sailing to America - Solo Recital. Music Connects the Onassis Stegi & the Panteion University, Vol. 8 | Four concerts that pay tribute to the work of Maurice Ohana.

March 18th, 2023.
 

Amphitheater  “Stefanos Dragοumis”

of the Museum of Byzantine Culture.
 

Thessaloniki - Greece

- Michalis Paleologou (b. 1981): “Introspections,” for solo oboe (2022).

World Premiere | Thessaloniki, Greece.

Recital Sailing to America - Solo Recital. Music Connects the Onassis Stegi & the Panteion University, Vol. 8 | Four concerts that pay tribute to the work of Maurice Ohana.

March 18th, 2023.
 

Amphitheater  “Stefanos Dragοumis”

of the Museum of Byzantine Culture.
 

Thessaloniki - Greece

- Maurice Ohana: “Neumes,” for oboe and piano (1965).

National Premiere | Thessaloniki, Greece.

Recital Sailing to America - Solo Recital. Music Connects the Onassis Stegi & the Panteion University, Vol. 8 | Four concerts that pay tribute to the work of Maurice Ohana.

June 23rd, 2022.

Ceremonial Hall of

"University of Macedonia", in Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki - Greece

- Josef Vitzthum (1815-1884): “Adagio e Rondo” for oboe and piano accompaniment

Probably, until now is the oldest piece for the oboe that is related to Greece. It was composed between 1863 - 1884 and it was dedicated to George I of Greece, who was murdered in 1913, in Thessaloniki. The piece was forgotten on the shelves for over one and a half-century in Greece. It just came to the surface again during the Ph.D. research at UoM with the collaboration of Ionian University.

World Premiere* | Thessaloniki, Greece.

Oboe: Christos Tsogias-Razakov

Piano: Athanasios Michail Ramadanidis

October 19th, 2021.

Olympia Municipal Music Theater "Maria Callas", in Athens.

 

Athens - Greece

- Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): “Le Siège de Corinthe” Opera in 3 acts - Paris version of 1826. Conductor: Giorgos Petrou - The original French version, for the first time in Greece. 200 years, since the Greek revolution of 1821.

The work refers to the struggle of the Greeks against the Ottomans and mobilized the philhellenic movement in Paris. It was presented for the first time at the Paris Opera in 1826 with enormous success, while all the proceeds from these first performances were allocated to the Greek revolutionaries, who were fighting the great struggle for independence.

National Premiere | Athens, Greece.

National Orchestra of Greece - Radio-Symphony Orchestra (ERT)

*Participated as a guest principal oboe.

September 7th, 2021.

Room -414- of "University of Macedonia", in Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki - Greece

- Dimitri Terzakis (b. 1938): “Der Spiegel Des Schlafs” for oboe and piano.

The performance took place during the Ph.D. research (the first worldwide catalog of oboe repertoire by Greek composers) at the Department of Music Science and Art, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts, of the University of Macedonia, in Thessaloniki-Greece in collaboration with Ionian University.

National Premiere | Thessaloniki, Greece.

Oboe: Christos Tsogias-Razakov

Piano: Athanasios Michail Ramadanidis

July 7th, 2021.

Sainopouleio Sparta (Amphi) - Theatre

Sparta - Greece

- Dimitris Minakakis (b. 1951): “Thermopylae” for narrator, Solo Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, and Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Stathis Soulis.

For the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae.

World Premiere | Sparta, Greece.

National Orchestra of Greece - Radio-Symphony Orchestra (ERT)

*Participated as a guest principal oboe (of the chamber orchestra setting).

March 7th, 2021.

"Ilias Pantelias" Recording Studio

Athens - Greece

- Konstantinos Sifakis (b. 1994): “Three Worlds” Trio for flute, oboe and bassoon,

A musical interpretation of M.C.Escher's work 'Three Worlds'. The trio consists of three movements, each one describing a different world. Composed in October 2019 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Recorded in March 2021 in Athens, Greece.

World Premiere / Rec. |Athens (Alimos), Greece.

Dr. Eftihia Arkoudis - flute

Christos Tsogias-Razakov - oboe

Andreas Anthopoulos - bassoon

Ilias Pantelias - sound engineer, co-producer

January 15th, 2021.

Artemis Concert Hall.

Athens Philharmonia Orchestra

Athens - Greece

- Marios Varvoglis (1885-1967): “Long live Messolonghi” for cor anglais and string orchestra.

"The composer is considered one of the main representatives of the first generation of the Greek national school of music, along with Manolis Kalomiris and Emilios Riadis. He was born in Brussels and originated from an old family of 1821 warriors from Tripoli. He spent his youth in Paris where he met many prominent figures of the music and art scene. The French aesthetic is evident in most of his works. His short work "Long live Messolonghi" for cor anglais and strings, with its mournful and nostalgic character and impressionistic aesthetic, was composed in Athens in 1933".

World Premiere | Thessaloniki, Greece.

Athens Philharmonia Orchestra

Christos Tsogias-Razakov - Solo Cor Anglais

January 25th, 2020.

Arnold Schoenbergzaal, Old Building of The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.

The Hague - The Netherlands

-  André Pichal (1960-2012): “N KUBUS” for oboe family ensemble.

National Premiere | The Hague, The Netherlands

September 8th, 2019.

Theater Kikker, Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019. Catchpenny Ensemble in Residence.

Utrecht - The Netherlands

-  Nikos Kokolakis (1981) & Yael Levy (b. 1983), etc.: “Light Trace” for ensemble.

World Premiere* | Utrecht, The Netherlands

Gaudeamus, Catchpenny Ensemble in Residence.

* An open general rehearsal (try-out), as concert, took place before at Korzo Theater, 17th of April 2019, in The Hague, the Netherlands.

September 6th, 2019.

Theater Kikker, Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019. Catchpenny Ensemble in Residence.

Utrecht - The Netherlands

-  Nicholas Morrish (b.1989): “Angel | Animal” (genomineerd voor de Gaudeamus Award 2019).

World Premiere | Utrecht, The Netherlands

Gaudeamus, Catchpenny Ensemble in Residence.

September 6th, 2019.

Theater Kikker, Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019. Catchpenny Ensemble in Residence.

Utrecht - The Netherlands

-  Jacques Zafra (b. 1986): “einmal ist einmal”.

 The title of Zafra’s einmal ist einmal explains the content of the piece fairly literally: once is once; each event is unique and occurs only once. Nothing is repeated literally.

 

World Premiere | Utrecht, The Netherlands

Gaudeamus, Catchpenny Ensemble in Residence.

September 4th, 2019.

TivoliVredenburg, Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019. Catchpenny Ensemble in Residence.

Utrecht - The Netherlands

-  Mariska de Groot (b.1982) & Nikos Kokolakis (b.1981): “Klein Woestijn”.

 

World Premiere | Utrecht, The Netherlands

Gaudeamus, Catchpenny Ensemble in Residence.

May 19th, 2019.

Nutshuis. Catchpenny Ensemble.

The Hague - The Netherlands

-  Peter Ablinger (b. 1959): “Amstssee bei Regen”.

National Premiere | The Hague, The Netherlands

Catchpenny Ensemble

March 9th, 2018.

SoS Film Festival – De Nieuwe Regentes. Catchpenny Ensemble.

The Hague - The Netherlands

-  Nikos Kokolakis (b. 1981), Yael Levy (b.1983), and others: “Georges Méliès' Films”.

"Catchpenny Ensemble creates an audiovisual experience of conventional and non-conventional projections, lights and shadows, acoustic and electronic sounds, inviting the audience in this unique reality".

World Premiere | The Hague, The Netherlands

Catchpenny Ensemble

https://vimeo.com/263756529#t=23s

December 1st, 2017.

Het Nutshuis. Catchpenny Ensemble.

The Hague - The Netherlands

-  Nikos Kokolakis (b. 1981), Yael Levy (b.1983), and others: “Mindspace” new audiovisual concert / installation program.

"How do we experience sound in space? And how do we experience space in sound? “The Catchpenny Ensemble tries to answer these questions in Mindspace , a unique mix of concert and installation that every visitor will experience in their own way."

World Premiere | The Hague, The Netherlands

Catchpenny Ensemble

Hoogtij - We Are All Human Rights Defenders # 2 exhibition “Shrinking Space” 

November 23rd, 2017.

Arnold Schoenbergzaal, Old Building of The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. Calefax Ensemble.

The Hague - The Netherlands

- Ton ter Doest (b. 1964): “The Fax Process” for double reed ensemble.

A recording of the piece and the world premiere of it, took place at Schoenbergzaal of the old building of The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, by Daan van Aalst. It was a collaboration of the Calefax Ensemble and The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.

World Premiere | The Hague, The Netherlands

 

Calefax Ensemble (+XL)

April 7th, 2017.

Studio #1, Old Building of The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. 

 

The Hague - The Netherlands

- James Alexandropoulos - McEwan (b. 1992): “Reverb Music” for piano and eight sustaining instruments.

National Premiere | The Hague, The Netherlands

 

Spring Festival 2017, The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.

April 4th, 2015.

Korzo Theater, Catchpenny Ensemble.

 

The Hague - The Netherlands

- Nikos Kokolakis (b. 1981) & Yael Levy (b. 1983), Molly Joyce (b.1992 ) & Yvonne Freckmann (1988): “Decomposing Raaymakers”.

World Premiere | The Hague, The Netherlands

 

Spring Festival 2015, The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.

Catchpenny Ensemble

March 9th, 2016.

De Nieuwe Regentes. Catchpenny Ensemble.

 

The Hague - The Netherlands

- Nikos Kokolakis (b. 1981), Yael Levy (b.1983), Molly Joyce (b.1992 ) & Yvonne Freckmann (1988): “Fantomas”.

World Premiere | The Hague, The Netherlands

 

II Sounds of Silence Festival

April 16th, 2015.

Korzo Theater, Catchpenny Ensemble.

 

The Hague - The Netherlands

- Nikos Kokolakis (b. 1981) & Yael Levy (b. 1983): “After the rain” for ensemble.

World Premiere | The Hague, The Netherlands

 

Spring Festival 2015, The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.

Catchpenny Ensemble

https://youtu.be/UD8xjYzeR7c

© Tsogias-Razakov, Christos.

 

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