Vassilis Varvaresos

Piano, Chamber Music

“Varvaresos not only has a natural yet finely honed technique, it springs as one with the wide scope of profound musicianship. Varvaresos engaged his audience with a performance that sizzled from start to finish. ”  - New York Concert Review

 

“What I particularly enjoy is the balance he gets between virtuosity and musicality...whatever Varvaresos plays, it is always really beautiful” - Cyprien Katsaris, BBC Magazine

 

Greek pianist Vassilis Varvaresos is considered amongst the most promising pianists of his generation. 

 

This season marks Mr. Varvaresos debut recitals in the Tonhalle of Zurich, Musikverein of Vienna, the Berlin Philharmonie and the Gewandhaus in Leipsig. He is equally invited at the Salle Gaveau of Paris, and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, while he is also appearing at the Enescu Festival and giving recitals and masterclasses in California, Cincinatti and Charleston USA. 

 

This summer he has appeared at the Chopin Festival of Nohant, the Festival du Classique au Vert in Paris and the Festival des Arcs in the Bourg-Saint-Maurice. 

 

Winner of the coveted Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Varvaresos has appeared in virtually all the major stages of the U. S. including New York's Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Washington's Kennedy Center and Philadelphia's Kimmel Center. Following his debut recital at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, Mr. Varvaresos was invited to perform at the White House for President Barrack Obama.

 

Mr. Varvaresos represented Greece at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He has been named “Most Promising Young Greek Artist” by the Critics' Association of Greece and has been a regular soloist in all the major stages of his home country.

 

Vassilis Varvaresos is the laureate of both the 2014 edition George Enescu International Piano Competition, held in Bucarest in September 2014, as well as the Piano Masters Competition held in Monte Carlo in September 2015.

 

An avid chamber musician as well, he has been invited to perform at the Bozar Theater in Brussels, the Spiegelsaal of the Concertgebouw, the Diligentia Theater of the Hague, and the Gasteig in Munich.

 

His regular chamber music partners include the leading French musicians as Michel Dalberto, Henri Demarquette and Nicolas Dautricourt. 

 

Mr. Varvaresos holds a bachelor, masters and Doctor or Musical Arts degree from the Juilliard School. He is a recent graduate of the prestigious Diplôme d’ Artiste-Interpète degree at the Conservatoire Nationale et Superieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris, France. 

 

Vassilis Varvaresos has recorded with NAVIS Classics while he will be releasing his new album with APARTE Records in the spring of 2017.

 

Mr. Varvaresos is represented worldwide by Solea Artists Management.

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