2020 Piano Festival of the GNO Alternative Stage
Alternative Stage
2020 Piano Festival of the GNO Alternative Stage

Festival - Beethoven’s piano works

October - November 2020
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas

Giorgos Konstantinou, Thanasis Apostolopoulos (23/10)
Alexandros Sarakenidis, Dimitris Vassilakis (30/10)
Grigoris Ioannou, Anastasios Pappas (31/10)
Dimitris Dimopoulos, Elisabeth Kounalaki (6/11)
Giorgos Fragos, Theodoros Iosifidis, Alexandra Papastefanou (7/11)

Up-and-coming soloists
Antonis Selemidis (24/10)
Sebastian Salvaterra (30/10)
Stathis Chomatsas (31/10)
Melina Tsinavou (07/11)

The caterpillar and the treble-bar of L. van B.
Work for solo piano by Giorgos Koumendakis
24 October 2020 
Soloist: Stephanos Thomopoulos

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Ticket prices (recital): €12, €15 • Students, children: €10

Up-and-coming soloists: Free admission upon priority vouchers


In line with the restrictive measures for the protection of public health against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) announced by the Greek Government, the Greek National Opera’s Stavros Niarchos Hall will operate at 30% maximum capacity, namely, with 96 seats out of a total of 322 . Moreover, it is noted that according to the instructions of the Greek State, tickets will only be purchased online or by telephone, the use of mask will be obligatory when entering and exiting the building and throughout the performances, on either side of each seat (single or double) there will be at least two empty seats left, overcrowding shall be avoided, and the prescribed physical distance between viewers and between the audience and the stage / orchestra shall be maintained, while special protocols are in place for the cleaning, disinfection, air-conditioning and ventilation system of all areas of the GNO at the SNFCC.

Alternative Stage


2020 Piano Festival of the GNO Alternative Stage

Beethoven’s piano works

Available Dates

  • 23, 24, 30, 31 Oct 2020
  • 06, 07 Nov 2020

Festival’s artistic curator: Charalambos Angelopoulos

Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Starts at: 20.30 (recital) |   

Starts at: 18.00 (up-and-coming soloists) |   

In collaboration with 


The 2020 Piano Festival of the GNO Alternative Stage, a great celebration for the “king of the instruments”, returns for a fourth consecutive year with a unique tribute to Beethoven’s piano music, on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of his birth.

Ten celebrated Greek pianists in five evening recitals and four emerging soloists in afternoon concerts feature the great German composer’s 32 piano sonatas. The festival’s programme on the Alternative Stage is complemented with a special concert with works of Giorgos Koumendakis with references to Beethoven’s music.

At the Festival’smain concert, that will be held at the Stavros Niarchos Hall of the Greek National Opera, the GNO Orchestra will accompany established soloists in two popular repertoire works: Concerto for piano and orchestra in D major, op. 61a and Triple concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra in C major, op. 56.