Yiorgos Kaloudis interprets on the Classical Cretan Lyra, one of the most important works of Baroque Music, J.S.Bach’s Cello Suites on the Cretan Lyra.
Cellist, Cretan lyra player, improviser and composer, Yiorgos Kaloudis created a new interpretive approach, adding a fourth string (low C), on the traditional Cretan lyra and transcribing this work of Bach in the authentic tonalities of the composer.
Yiorgos Kaloudis: Classical Cretan Lyra (4-string Cretan Lyra with sympathetic strings)
“I have lived a long, 12-year journey exploring the freedom, the inspiration, the spontaneous improvisation, the truth and joy while studying and practising all the Cello Suites.
I trusted a strong instinct leading me in the right direction, drawn by the music and the beauty of the instrument.
The sound, the vibrations, the depth of the rich harmonics, the melodic lines, the chords and the timbres of the sound of the senses Cretan lyra revealed a divine beauty, exposed through J.S. Bach's work, bringing an ancient quality of sound and a precious silence of the Aegean Sea to my senses."
J.S.BACH: CELLO SUITES ON THE CRETAN LYRA - PRESENTATIONS
July 2019, Festival Diagonales d’ete 2019, ENSEMBLE ORGANUM - CIRMA, at the St.Peter Cathedral, Moissac/France, in collaboration with the Maestro Marcel Perez.
June 2019, AD LUCEM Festival, at the St.Peter Cathedral in Riga, Latvia.
April 2019, UNESCO Auditorium in Paris.
November of 2018, the Regional Union of Crete in collaboration with the Embassy of France in Greece, invited him to present the lecture of Y.Kaloudis with the title “Cretan Lyra in the Western European Music”, analysing the 12 years of study and research upon the J.S.BACH Cello Suites on the Cretan Lyra.
June 2018, Orthi Petra - Homeric Necropolis at Eleftherna, Rethymno, (after more than 8000 years of silence).
March 2018, Megaron Athens Underground Concert Hall.
February 2018, Cyprus, Archaeological Kastelliotissa Hall in Nicosia.
October 2017, Cyprus, Archaeological Royal Manor House in Paphos.
August 2017, Ancient Theatre of Aptera, in Chania, (after more than 2000 years of silence).
March 2017, Megaron Athens Concert Hall, (World Premiere concert).
October 2016 Paris "Nuit Blanche" Festival.
2015, New Archaeological Museum of Dion, by the occasion of the Ancient Hydraulis inauguration.