Piano Recital – Aulon Bino / Ioanna Mari presentation
F. Chopin – Polonaise op 26, no 1 in C# minor
R. Schumann – Kinderszenen
F. Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody in d flat, S.244/6
Aulon Bino, piano
«‘It’s Women who will bring the change’, say the enlightened ones»
Presentation: Ioanna Mari
The concert begins with F. Chopin’s Polonaise Op. 26 No 1, in C# minor – the first one published by the Polish composer – where the heroic and passionate sections alternate with more lyrical and simpler melodies. The program cοntinues with R. Schumann’s “Scenes from Childhood”, a series of 13 imaginative miniatures, ending with F. Liszt’s 6th Hungarian Rhapsody with its gypsy melodies and rhythms and strongly virtuosic character.
Our male-dominated society has excelled with its high technological advancements, its scientific discoveries … its intellect.. Yet, we are not happy, why? Because we lack tenderness, sensitivity, understanding, brotherly love, beauty: in short, the feminine qualities of life. “Only Nations with capable mothers progress” said Goethe .. Our society needs from the Woman, the Mother, the Female Values! Let us, women, and mothers-to-be, offer them!
Aulon Bino has studied piano performance at the Synchrono Conservatory of Athens, initially with Stella Karantasi and later with Yorgos Manessis. He has given numerous recitals both in Greece and in Albania. He has been a regular attendant and participant of the International Porto Heli Festival since 2008. In 2015 he obtained his BA from the Music and Fine Arts University of Tirana (Albania), where he studied with piano professor Merita Rexha Tershana since 2012. From December 2019 until March 2020 he participated as a member of the orchestra, in the People Entertainment Production “The Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Ioanna Mari studied Law and Psychology in Athens and Paris and has served as a judiciary at the Council of State. President of the Greek Prenatal Society, she is active in informing and preparing young couples for their future role as parents, starting from the prenatal stage of their unborn child and setting the foundation for its life as a future adult. Everything is based on science, health and each child’s particular graces.