Konstantina Maimari

Violinist Konstantina Maimari’s performances have been described as “warm, vibrant and full of energetic nuance”. Konstantina has appeared in prestigious venues around Europe, including the Buckingham Palace in London and Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, and she has participated in concert series and music festivals such as Festival d’ Aix en Provence (France), Rosin Chamber Music Festival (UK), Kypria International Festival, Mondays and Fridays at One Concert Series (UK), to name but a few. Besides the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, with whom she has appeared as a soloist, she has collaborated with orchestras and ensembles such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish National Opera, Cyprus Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, and the Brodsky Quartet, and with conductors such as Pablo Heras-Casado, Jessica Cottis, Christian Kluxen and Alpesh Chauhan.

Konstantina Maimari is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she completed her bachelor’s degree under Katie Hull, and her Master’s degree under Maya Iwabuchi. She has actively participated in master-classes by important musicians such as Joseph Swensen, Lutsia Impragimova, Leland Chen, Simon James and Simos Papanas. Konstantina received scholarships and grants from the Nicolas Economou Foundation, and the Hope Scott Trust. She was born in Nicosia, and started learning the piano under the guidance of her mother, and the violin under the guidance of her uncle. She plays on a fine copy of a G. B. Guadagnini violin (Turin, 1774), made by Stepan Soultanian.