Heidi Trautmann

859 : GERLIS Ensemble in Bellapais for two concerts on 06 and 07 May 2016

By Heidi Trautmann


It was one of those evenings you don’t want to miss. The GERLIS Ensemble from Germany made music for us, true artists who enchanted us with their professionalism, with their obvious passion for music; for me it was balm for the soul.  Our Rauf Kasimov joined them on the piano for one piece, namely Johann Christian Bach. They only had one single day to get to know each other, but how beautifully it worked. Please read more about the Ensemble in the link http://www.heiditrautmann.com/category.aspx?CID=3168764111#.Vy83gdJ96JA


We heard Luigi Gatti (1740-1817) Quartet in F major;

Allegro, Adagio cantabile, Rondo: Allegro

Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782) Piano quartet in G major ;

Allegro, Rondo: Allegro

Gordon Jacob (1895-1984) Quartet for oboe, violin, viola. cello

            Allegro moderato, Scherzo: Allegro moderato; Andante semplice; Rondo: Allegro molto;

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) Quartet in F major KV 370

Allegro; Adagio; Rondeau : Allegro.


A second concert was given on the following night at the Bedesten with the following programme….

Jiri Druzecky (1745-1819 Quartet for oboe in G minor;

            Adagio – Allegro; Andante; Allegro.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828 String Trio Movement in B major;      


Gordon Jacob (1895-1984) …the same again as in Bellapais …it was just too beautiful….


Maurice Ravel 1875-1937) Pavane four une infant défunte, version for string trio


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-179) Quartet in F Major KV 370

Allegro; Adagio; Rondeau : Allegro.



The Bedesten in Nicosia next to the Selemiye Mosque is just as beautiful as Bellapais Abbey and is used for all kinds of cultural events, right at the moment for the 4th International Akdeniz Terracotta Symposium, a workshop where international artists are re-creating the long lost sculptures of centuries ago that have been taken to Sweden after their discovery. So, a very emotional encounter of arts; the exhibition will be on May 11….

Ayhatun Ateşın, the organiser of the Symposium agreed to have the GERLIS Ensemble in the hall, and, as she said, the arts of sculpting and of music go beautifully together.


So it did, it was an experience of a special kind. A big thankyou to the organisers Kaleidoskop Turizm and Cyprus Piano Culture and Art Association.


The proceeds from the ticket sale was determined for Mağusa Özel Eğitim Merkezi (Children in need organisation) 

From left: Hubert Heitz, Gregoire Babey, Gisela Heitz and Corinne Sonderegger
From left: Hubert Heitz, Gregoire Babey, Gisela Heitz and Corinne Sonderegger

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