The original energizing motor that makes me compose, is the urge to communicate, and communicate with as many people as possible ; bacause what I love about the world and life is people.
Grigory Sokolov has been for long one of the best kept secrets in the world of pianists! His teacher was Emil Gilels, and Sokolov was twelve years old when he started appearing in public in Leningrad. He was sixteen when he took part in the prestigious Moscow Tchaïkovski competition in 1966 and won first prize.
ΤED recently uploaded a talk by William Noël, who is curator of manuscripts and rare books at the Baltimore Walters Museum. Along with a large group of specialists he managed to decipher the Archimedes Palimpsest. If you haven’t read his book or get to know more about the exhibition that took place at the Baltimore Walters Art Museum last October, don’t miss the opportunity to listen to this talk and learn the details of this great achievement.
Christina Pluhar was born in 1965 in the austrian city of Graz . She is a musician and plays the harp, lute, and theorbo. She specialized in ancient and baroque music. Nowadays she lives in Paris where in the year 2000 she has created the mutinational musical group L’Arpeggiata, after a long career in orchestras.
I am very moved by one detail | in the coronation at Vlachernai of John Kantakuzinos | and Irini, daughter of Andronikos Asan.