Greek pianist Elena Xydia performed in the middle of the Kastoria lake, helping director Paschalis Mantis to create a mesmerizing video that has since gone viral.
Xydia used her own special way to showcase the natural beauty of Greece.
Lake Kastoria formed 10 million years ago
The lake is considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes, not only in Greece but also in the whole Balkan Peninsula, and has been listed as a “Natural Monument of Outstanding Beauty” by the Greek Ministry of Culture.
Scientists estimate that Kastoria Lake was formed 10 million years ago. The lake has a surface of 28 square kilometers (11 square miles) and is quite shallow, having an average depth of only approximately 9 m (27 feet).
Greek pianist promotes the natural and cultural heritage of Greece
The talented Greek pianist combines classical music with the unique creations of Greek composers.
Apart from her music, Xydia is also known for her campaign to promote the natural and cultural heritage of Greece.
She is known as the “flying pianist” as she played the piano in the air above the valley of Tempe, central Greece. The valley is 10 kilometers long and as narrow as 25 meters in places, with cliffs nearly 500 meters high, and through it flows the Pineios River on its way to the Aegean Sea.
With her originality and creativity, she attempts to create a new path in music, taking the piano out of the narrow confines of the concert hall and creating images that captivate the audience.