Fanie Antonelou // Soprano
Sofya Gandilyan // Pianoforte by Melchior Guante (1790)
W.A. Mozart - Das Veilchen
C. Fr. Zelter- Wo geht's Liebchen?, Suleika, Rastlose Liebe, Wandrers Nachtlied, Gleich und gleich
L.v. Beethoven - Kennst Du das Land?, Sehnsucht, Wonne der Wehmut
J. Fr. Reichardt - Mut, Erlkönig, Aus "Alexis und Dora", Rastlose Liebe
Duration: 35 Minutes
Recorded: 01.11.20, Schloss Weißenbrunn in Ebern
The Greek soprano Fanie Antonelou won the „Grand prix Maria Callas“ in the oratorio/lied category of the international competition Maria Callas in Athens, and has also been awarded the “Frankfurt Mendelssohn-Prize”. She studied singing (opera and lied) at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule, as well as early music at the Musikhochschule Trossingen.
Her repertoire ranges from medieval to contemporary music, and her voice is marked by its individuality of tone and its elegance. These qualities have enabled her to collaborate with conductors such as Teodor Currentzis, Hansjörg Albrecht, Antonino Fogliani, Helmuth Rilling, Wofgang Katschner, and with ensembles including MusicAeterna, Lautten Compagney Berlin, Il gusto barocco, Ensemble la Fenice, Munich Bach-Choir, and Ex silentio.
She collaborates with the Stuttgart Opera House, the Athens Concert Hall, she has sung at festivals such Schleswig-Holstein, the Bad- Wildbad Rossini Festival, and the Handel Festival in Halle.
Her first solo-cd entitled “Affinities” containing Greek and German art songs has been released in
October 2019 (BIS records).
Sofya Gandilyan is a harpsichordist, fortepianist, and PhD musicologist.
In 2015, Ms. Gandilyan won 2nd place in the oldest Early Music competition, the Musica Antiqua in Brugge. Sofya was a finalist and received an Honorary Mention Prize in the “Prague Spring” harpsichord competition (2012).
Sofya has won scholarships and awards from the Austria Barock Academy, the Shostakovich Foundation, and the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst [DAAD]. In 2012 Sofya received a doctoral degree in musicology from the Moscow Conservatory with her dissertation on J.J. Froberger and his keyboard music.
Sofya is currently teaching fortepiano and harpsichord and giving lectures at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. Since 2014, Sofya has been a harpsichordist and organist at the show „Flying Bach“. She has performed a repertoire ranging from Frescobaldi to Martinu and Nyman in various European countries, as well as in Brazil, China and USA.