On March 8th Donemus Records will release the 8 Piano Preludes by composer Grigoris Grigoriou, performed by Lito Thomou. The virtuosic pianistic interpretation of the soloist Lito Thomou boosts this piano work by the Greek composer of new generation, Grigoris Grigoriou…
Grigoris Grigoriou works in the field of contemporary orchestral music. Born into an artistic family, his involvement with music definitely shows his natural evolution. From the first sound, his works attract the listeners’ interest, even if someone is not familiar or has studied serious music.
Grigoriou’s Piano Preludes 1–5 were written in 2005. The remaining 3 Preludes were composed in 2020. These preludes are virtuosic works that offer a wide variety of colors and pianistic performing technics.
Pianist Lito Thomou
Lito Thomou graduated at the age of seventeen from the Greek National Conservatory in Athens with First Prize and Medal for Outstanding Performance. She continued her studies with Constantin Ganev and Julia Ganeva in Sofia (Bulgaria) and with Germaine Mounier at Ecole Normale de Musique, in Paris (France), where she graduated with a Diplome Superieur d’ Execution de Piano with the highest distinction. She was decorated in international piano competitions Concorso Pianistico Giovani Pianisti (in Marsala, Italy), Albert Roussel (Sofia) and Guilde (in Paris). Lito has appeared as soloist with orchestras, in chamber music concerts and solo recitals in many European countries (Greece, Italy, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Ukraine). She has recorded for the Greek, Bulgarian, Ukrainian television and Radio, and presented in world premiere various works by Greek and foreign composers. In this context she has worked with the ensemble ‘Skalkottas’, with the Greek Composers Union, with the Orchestra of Colours and Camerata Orchestra.