Christos Papageorgiou

Christos Papageorgiou is a multi-active performing musician.

His activities include playing solo piano recitals and concerts, also conducting from the piano, composing concert and film music, lecturing and teaching, all with equal critical and public acclaim. He is widely known in his country, as producer of Classical Music Programs for TV (over 40 episodes) and Radio National Channels since 2001. He is now broadcasting in daily basis for National Classical Radio 3.

Christos Papageorgiou, has received many distinctions for his compositions, including the First Prize at the “5th International Competition for Composition “2 Agosto” (Italy) for his "Electric Guitar Concerto". He has also received many First prizes and distinctions in five International Piano Duo Competitions in U.S.A, Japan, Italy, Czech Republic and Switzerland. He was the recipient of the “Young Artist of the Year” award for 1998 by the “National Society of Critics for music and drama”.

He is among others, the composer and librettist of the Musical “Non mi ami piu” (“Onassis-Callas the Myth” ) the first ever musical to be undertaken by the Greek National Opera in its entire history. Also his music was chosen for the Gala Concert for the 70th anniversary of the Athens State Orchestra. He has also special guest artist at Unicef’s 50th Anniversary concert at Chicago.

As a solo pianist and composer he has collaborated with orchestras such as the : Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique du Capitole de Toulouse ,Czech Radio Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Muenchen Sinfoniker, Orquestra Sinfonica “Ciudad de Malaga”, N.H.K. Danyu Orchestra(Japan), Odessa Philharmonic ,Orchestra Sinfonica-del Emilia Romagna-“ArturoToscanini”, Oxford Philomusica,Athens State Orchestra, Hellenic Radio Symphony Orch. and Modern Radio Sympony Orch., Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Hellenic National Radio Symphony , Camerata of the friends of Music, ,Orchestre Symphonique de Neuchatel, Odessa Chamber Orchestra, Opava Chamber Orchestra, Patras Chamber Orchestra, Volos Symphony Orchestra and many others. He has collaborated as a soloist or with distinguished solo musicians ands ensembles such as, N.Y.Phil. Chamber Soloists, contralto Maria Farandouri guitarist Oscar Ghiglia, Saxophonist Theodor Kerkezos and conductors Michel Plasson, Phillipe Entremont,Pedro Calderon , Hobart Earle, in important venues such as the:Berlin Philharmonie, Barbican Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, Carnegie (Weil) Hall, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Kensington Palace, St.James Palace, , Casals Hall –Kioi Hall - Kodaira Hall(Tokyo), Rudolfinum Dvorakhall, Basler Konzerthaus, BernKulturkasino, Athens Megaron, Thessaloniki Megaron e.t.c. He has recorded for B.B.C, RAI, ARD, Suisse Radio, Berlin Radio 3 a.o.

Christos Papageorgiou, has obtained his titles and diplomas in all the fields of his activities (piano, composition, conducting, teaching), with honours and distinctions from the Royal Academy of Music in London (with full scholarship and “Leverhume Trust Fellowship”),University of London,, Thames Valley University the Athens State Conservatory,. He was also grantedthe Onassis Foundation scholarship, among many others.

 Christos Papageorgiou apart from being a composer, soloist, teacher and conductor, he is also a regular pre-concert lecturer for the Athens State Orchestra’s annual series and gives numerous lectures and lecture concerts (many times both as solo or with orchestra). He has been teaching music history and piano at the Ionian University in Corfu and the National School of Dance, and lectured in many Institutions around Greece and abroad such as the Wiener Gesselschaft fur Music, Lucern Conesrvatory, the Mass Media Department of the Athens University the Postgraduate Department of the School of Architecture of Volos University e.t.c.