Portrait of a white person with brown hair, tied back in a braid, against a black background. She is wearing a black top, her head is tilted and she is smiling slightly.
© Leon Maria Plecity
Portrait of a white person with brown hair, tied back in a braid, against a black background. She is wearing a black top, her head is tilted and she is smiling slightly.
© Leon Maria Plecity
Music

NDR Bigband / Evi Filippou

InEvitable

Tickets:

Full price: 27 Euro / U30 ticket: 50% / Subscription (with 4 concerts): Full price: 126/105/87/65 Euro / U30: 81/68/57/45 Euro

Dates

Corporate Hire

Friday

9/20/24

8:00 PM

Evi Filippou - InEVItable

"Good music by good people" is the simple formula with which Evi Filippou, who originally comes from Greece, outlines her artistic goals. In close collaboration with the trumpeter and arranger Tim Hagans, Evi Filippou has composed a concert programme that brings together the different worlds of her work between jazz, classical and improvised music, Greece and Central Europe.

Born in 1993 in the harbour town of Volos on the Greek mainland, Evi Filippou initially trained as a percussionist and vibraphonist in the field of classical music. But when she came to Berlin in 2011, she soon felt the urge to broaden her spectrum. "Everything was so pretty at university, I wanted something harder to balance it all out," she recalls in an interview, "I was looking for something with which I could express more of myself." The answer was jazz. Improvisation.

Between worlds

As an extraordinarily versatile and brilliant musician, Evi Filippou had quickly gained recognition, both in the classical field and in the jazz scene, she is a highly sought-after figure. But at some point she sensed that there was a music that was particularly close to her heart, a music that no one had ever written before, a music in which her experience of two homelands was preserved. Evi Filippou began to compose, preferably writing pieces for her quintet InEVItable.

Between generations

In translating her compositions into the language of a full-fledged jazz big band, Evi Filippou is now supported by trumpeter and arranger Tim Hagans. Hagans will also lead the band in the performance of InEVItable, so that Evi Filippou herself can contribute to the warmth of her music with her playing.

A group of 16 different people in dark, elegant clothing are posing for a group picture in front of a black background. The people in the front row are sitting on different chairs.
© Yvonne Schmedemann | NDR
A group of 17 different people in dark, elegant clothing pose for a group photo. The illuminated facades of houses can be seen in the background, and there are colourful reflections of light symmetrically around and away from the group.
© Maik Floeder | NDR
A group of 16 different people in dark, elegant clothing are posing for a group picture in front of a white background. The people in the front row are sitting on different chairs.
© Yvonne Schmedemann | NDR
Portrait of a white person with brown hair, tied back in a braid, against a black background. She is wearing a black top, her head is tilted and she is smiling slightly.
© Leon Maria Plecity
A person with shorter brown hair in a silver jacket stands in front of a blue background. Her eyebrows are raised, her mouth is open in a smile, as if to speak, and her hands are outstretched questioningly beside her.
© Leon Maria Plecity
Portrait shot of a white person with dark hair and large round black earrings against a blue background. She is looking straight into the camera. She has brown eyes and her facial features and skin look soft.
© Leon Maria Plecity

Evi Filippou


Evi Filippou, NDR Bigband, Tim Hagans, Zuza Jasinska