Jazz Chronicles: Katerina Polemi - Εικόνα

The Greek-Brazilian composer and performer in a special show created exclusively for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 21:00, live streamed from the Lighthouse.

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On Saturday, October 24, Katerina Polemi, along with Petros Varthakouris (double bass, guitar) and Dimitris Papadopoulos (trumpet, flugelhorn), will present a special show at the Lighthouse, featuring distinctive moments from her award-winning scores for theater and cinema (Eurydice, The Great Chimera, Little England, Junkermann, Lysistrata), as well as selected tracks from her discography and adaptations of her favorite Greek and foreign songs.

Born in London, the composer and performer Katerina Polemi first appeared on the scene in 2011, with her debut album Spread the Music not the Name. The album received excellent reviews and Polemi began a long series of concerts in Greece, Brazil and America, from small jazz clubs to New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Symphony Hall in Boston. In 2013, she caused a stir with her original score for Pantelis Vouglaris’ film Little England; she has also written the music for numerous theater productions. Her latest work is the music for Odysseas Papaspiliotopoulos’ staging of Lysistrata, which was presented at Epidaurus this summer, as part of the Athens - Epidaurus Festival.

Having studied at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, Katerina Polemi has created her own, distinctive sound, fusing the Greek and Brazilian tradition with elements of jazz and neo-folk. A collage of sounds from all over the world, distinguished by theatricality, spontaneity, and a love for improvisation.

Saturday 24/10, 21.00

Admission: €5

Pre-sale points:

  • online through the Ticket Services website here

For more information, please contact SNFCC call center at +30 216 8091000.

SNFCC Members enjoy exclusive seats.

You can also watch the concert live on this page, on the Facebook page @SNFCC and  the SNFCC's YouTube channel.


Mandatory use of mask throughout the event.

Find out more about the safety measures for the protection of visitors & employees here.

Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.

This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the majority of its events, which are free thanks to a series of SNF grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center also organizes a number of events with affordable tickets, thus enriching its income sources and securing its long-term financial integrity.

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Sunday 18/10, 21:00

Jazz Chronicles: Petros Klampanis & George Kontrafouris