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George Petrou, Director

Born in Athens, Petrou studied piano at the Conservatory of Athens, then at the Royal Academy in London, with the support of the Onassis Foundation. As a pianist he performed in a duo with the pianist Christos Papageorgiu, winning the Redding-Piette competition in 1995. His recordings of Handel have tended to final versions, unknown works such as pasticcios. His recordings of Greek composers include the Don Crepuscolo of Nikolaos Mantzaros, performed by bass Christophoros Stamboglis (MDG, LC06768, 2011)

He will become artistic director of the Göttingen International Handel Festival at the beginning of the 2021/22 season. He was previously artistic director of Armonia Atena. He was appointed member of the Royal Academy of Music in London and received the title of ‘Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ by the French government.

January 2019

Handel’s ‘Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno‘ HWV 46

January 24 @ 19:30
Teatru Manoel, Old Theatre Street
Valletta, Malta
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Buy TicketsProgramme Handel’s ‘Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno’ HWV 46 Performers: Armonia Atenea (orchestra) George Petrou (Conductor) Myrisiní Margariti (Bellezza, Soprano) Nian Wang (Piacere, Mezzosoprano) Yuriy Mynenko (Disinganno, Countertenor) Christos Kechris (Tempo, Tenor) Lecture Vice versus Virtue: Sandy Burnett explores Handel's first Italian oratorio 'Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno' is an amazingly precocious work, written in Florence in 1707 by a stunningly talented young man who was just twenty-two years of age. What’s more, he was…

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