Orpheus Foundation for Greek Music & Arts Events organized a concert on the 30th of November with the critically acclaimed Cypriot Singer Doros Demosthenous at the Cathedral Centre in New York. The concert was titled ‘From Cyprus & the Mediterranean: a musical journey’.
A voyage around Mediterranean, embarking from Cyprus and travelling to other ports and peoples, with which we are united by common destiny, sorrows and Mediterranean Sea’s history.
A melodious journey with peoples’ songs of a sea which has been the core for history as well as the global culture for many centuries.
Doros Dimosthenous performed folk songs, creations by peoples as well as composers. Focused on the songs of Cyprus from medieval times and renaissance up to nowadays.
The musical voyage of Doros Dimosthenous will be hosted by Michalis Kakoyiannis Foundation in Greece on the 16th of December.
About the artist:
Doros Demosthenous was born in Limassol, Cyprus. He has studied vocals at the National Conservatory of Athens and was awarded the Diploma in Solo singing and Harmony with honours.
While studying in Athens he started establishing himself, having performed with the Orchestra of Colours arguably the finest ensemble in Greece and having sung “The songs of Sin”, the last cycle of songs by Manos Hadjidakis before his death in 1994. The European Limassol Festival presented Doros Demosthenous first solo concert in Cyprus in 1997.
He worked with the director Michael Cacoyiannis at Herodeion Theatre in Athens as well as with the Greek Opera Society in the operas “Dido and Aeneas” and “Carmen”. He has also appeared in Her Majesty’s Theatre and the Theatre Royal Drury Law with Nana Mouskouri.