On Tuesday 24 July 2012 Oxford Philomusica’s Music Director Marios Papadopoulos was a guest on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme.
Following a live studio performance of the first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Marios spoke to Sean Rafferty about Oxford Philomusica’s upcoming International Piano Festival and Summer Academy.
Marios explained that the ethos of festival has always been ‘the pianist the musician’, and at the end of the week the professors hope that they have given the young students a rich knowledge of what is required of them in today’s musical world.
He mentioned that he agreed with Menahem Pressler’s definition of an artist as “somebody with a little bit of individualism: somebody who can turn or twist a phrase momentarily and make you really listen and capture your attention”, and he explained that something that they always try to discuss in the Piano Festival classes is the notion that music can really captivate and needs to be communicated at a level which is really profound.
To listen back to Marios’ interview here http://bbc.in/MHpknd, or visit blog.oxfordphil.com for a full transcript.