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M and S - The Art of Music and Science

Marianna Kapsetaki was born to British/Greek parents in Crete. 

She has won 1st prize in 11 international and national piano competitions and has been presented with over 30 honorary awards and scholarships that include: the Parisianou S.A. Award, the Hilda Martindale UK Award, the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine Award, the Ede & Ravenscroft Music Bursary Award, the Director's Award of the Blyth Centre of Music and Visual Arts in London, the Felix Marr Award, the UNESCO Medal, Dean's Internship Award of Imperial College London, the Jannis Tzonker Young Musician Award, and the Citizens of Honour Awards for her musical and academical achievements from the Municipality of Hersonissos Crete. She was selected as scholar of the following foundations: Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, Greek State Foundation (for 4 consistent years), Leventis Foundation, Bodossakis Foundation, Lillian Voudouri Foundation, Eleni Schillizi Foundation, Estia Neas Smirnis Foundation, Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust, GEMMA Classical Music Trust, Athens Megaron Music Friends Society and ‘World in Harmony’ Association conferred by HRH Princess Irene at the Gina Bachauer Awards.

Marianna has performed over 160 concerts to date appearing at major venues such as: St John’s Smith Square (London), St George's (Bristol), Hellenic Cultural Centre (London), Athens Megaron, Cheltenham Town Hall, Sir Edward Elgar Museum, Jacqueline du Pre Music Building (Oxford), Parnassos Hall (Athens), Pittville Pump Room (Cheltenham), Britten Theatre (London), Aegean Arts International Festival, Great Exhibition Road Festival, Imperial Festival etc and invitations to perform with major orchestras including the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra of UK, Athens Youth Orchestra, Imperial Sinfonietta, Athens Symphony Orchestra, Heraklion Music School Orchestra, Larissa Symphony Orchestra, Piraeus Symphony Orchestra,  Pancretan Youth Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra I. Syggelaki under prominent conductors including George Petrou, Konstantinos Diminakis, Georgios Galanis, William Carslake and James Blair. 

Marianna has a MBBS Hons (1st) in Medicine from the University of Crete, a MSc (Distinction) in Performing Arts Medicine from University College London and is undergoing a PhD in Neuroscience at Imperial College London. Since 2013 she has been studying piano in London with Christopher Elton.

Stephanie Kapsetaki was born to British/Greek parents in Crete.

 

She began her musical studies at 9 years old at the Minoan Conservatory of Music in Heraklion where she received the Diploma in Theory of Music, Diploma of Piano Performance with highest honours, distinction and 1st prize at the age of 17 with teachers Kallia Anastasaki, Dimitris Toufexis and at the Music School of Heraklion where she graduated with the highest grades. She studied piano with Yonty Solomon (late)Martino TirimoRadoslav KvapilPhilip FowkeBernard RobertsEugen IndjicPeter Donohοe, Vladimir Tropp, Graham Caskie, Joanna MacGregor, Bryce Morrison, Anton Kuerti and since 2013 she has been studying in London with Christopher Elton.

 

Stephanie, both solo and performing with her twin sister has won 1st prizes and multiple awards in a stream of major National and International piano competitions. Her 160 stage appearances include some of the major halls of England,Germany,Greece and Cyprus and she has presented both solo and duo recitals at: St George's (Bristol), Cheltenham Town Hall, Hellenic Cultural Centre (London), Sir Edward Elgar Museum, the BristolChelmsford and Gloucester CathedralsJacqueline Du Pré Music Building (Oxford), Parnassos Hall (Athens), Bellonio Cultural Centre (Santorini), Municipality Theatre of Larnaka, Pittville Pump Room, Concert Hall of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, Basilica of St Mark (Crete), and Aegean Arts International Festival (Crete). She has performed with major ensembles including the Athens Youth Chamber Orchestra, the Heraklion Music School Orchestra, the Athens City Symphony Orchestra and the Piraeus Symphony Orchestra of the Friends of Piraeus. Together with her sister she has represented Crete on commemorative occasions and enjoys regular invitations from radio and television.

Her repertoire ranges from baroque and classical composers of the 18th century to the masters of the 20th on wards for solo, 4 hands, 2 pianos and concertos. She is honored to be the muse for pieces specifically written for and dedicated to her by several distinguished Italian and Greek composers.

Stephanie has a BSc Hons (1st) in Biology from the University of Crete a MSc and a PhD in Evolutionary biology from the University of Oxford and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Arizona State University in collaboration with the University of Cambridge working on evolution and cancer across the tree of life.

Awards/Scholarships 

  • Alexander S. Onassis Foundation

  • Leventis Foundation

  • Eleni Schillizi Foundation

  • Lillian Voudouri Foundation

  • Bodossakis Foundation

  • Greek State Foundation 

  • 1st Prize – National Arts Council of Greece Competition (solo)

  • 1st Prize – Larissa Conservatory National Piano Competition (solo

  • 3rd Prize and Honorary Diploma – eMuse International Music Competition (solo)

  • 3rd Prize – 7th International Konzerteum Piano Competition (4-hands)

  • 5th Prize – 10th International Konzerteum Piano Competition (4-hands)

  • The New College Oxford Cultural Award, University of Oxford (8 times)

  • The 'Citizens of Honour' Award from the Municipality of Hersonissos

  • The New College Student Support Award

  • The 'Young Greek Soloists 2011' Award

Stephanie and Marianna Kapsetaki were born to British/Greek parents in Crete.

They have won 1st prize in 11 international and national competitions (for solo piano). They have also been presented with more than 30 honorary awards and scholarships including: the New College Oxford Cultural Award (for 3 consistent years), the Parisianou S.A. Award, the Hilda Martindale UK Award, the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine Award, the Music Bursary Award of Imperial College London, the UNESCO Medal, the Jannis Tzonker Young Musician Award and the Citizens of Honour Awards for their musical and academical achievements from the Municipality of Hersonissos Crete. They were selected as scholars of the: Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, Greek State Foundation (for 4 consistent years), Leventis Foundation, Bodossakis Foundation, Lillian Voudouri Foundation, Eleni Schillizi Foundation, Estia Neas Smirnis Foundation, Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust, GEMMA Classical Music Trust, Athens Megaron Music Friends Society and ‘World in Harmony’ Association conferred by HRH Princess Irene at the Gina Bachauer Awards.

They have performed over 160 concerts to date appearing at major venues such as: St George's (Bristol), Cheltenham Town Hall, St John’s Smith Square (London), Hellenic Cultural Centre (London), Athens Megaron, Sir Edward Elgar Museum, Benjamin Britten Theatre (London), Jacqueline du Pre Music Building (Oxford), etc. They have participated in many international festivals including the Cheltenham Festival, Great Exhibition Road Festival, Imperial Festival and Aegean Arts International Festival. They have received invitations to perform with major orchestras including the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra of UK, Athens Youth Orchestra, Heraklion Music School Orchestra, Larisa Symphony Orchestra, Piraeus Symphony Orchestra, Imperial Sinfonietta, Pancretan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra I. Syggelaki and the Athens Symphony Orchestra under prominent conductors such as Konstantinos Diminakis, William Carslake, James Blair and George Petrou. The twins enjoy regular invitations from radio and television where their 3 CD recordings are played.

Marianna has a MBBS Hons (1st) in Medicine, a MSc (with Distinction) in Performing Arts Medicine from University College London and is undergoing a PhD in Neuroscience at Imperial College London. Stephanie has a BSc Hons (1st) in Biology, a MSc and PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Oxford and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Arizona State University in collaboration with the University of Cambridge working on evolutionary biology & cancer. They are currently studying in London with Christopher Elton.

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