J.S. Bach, Partita No. 1 in Bb major, BWV 825
Praeludium, Allemande, Corrente, Sarabande, Menuet I, Menuet II, Gigue
J.S. Bach, Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
Sinfonia, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Rondeaux, Capriccio
J.S. Bach, Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828
Ouvertüre, Allemande, Courante, Aria, Sarabande, Menuet, Gigue
Hélène Papadopoulos is a pianist with a complex and highly sensitive personality. She is a searching artist who seeks deep insight into the music and into the art of piano playing. For her there is no detail that is too small to be part of the global conception of a work. Never sacrificing details, never abandoning the big line to reveal musical subtleties in a natural manner.
Born in Paris, she began to study the piano at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg. In the class of Amy Lin. 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 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 with Aline Zylberajch during her years in Strasbourg. Hélène has a restless intellect and is always looking for new knowledge and sources of 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. With an eclectic repertoire she has been invited to play in various festivals in Europe (contemporary music festival Musica, Strasbourg Music Festival, Paliesiaus Dvaras, Sermoneta, Montepulciano, Siena,...) and plays both as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe and North America.
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Ms. Papadopoulos' 2019-20 JS Bach Clavier-Übung Project contineus on the following dates:
- Mar. 21, 2020: 3 partitas N°III-V-VI (Clavier-Übung I)
- July 18, 2020: Italian Concerto, French Overture (Clavier-Übung II) & Four Duets (Clavier-Übung III)
- Nov. 21, 2020: Goldberg Variations (Clavier-Übung IV)