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Vassilis Varvaresos


Mr. Varvaresos’ collaboration with the International Orchestra of Geneva and Lucie Leguay, performing the two concertos of F. Mendelssohn on the same night, marks the beginning of an  already busy 2023-2024 season. He performs with Leonidas Kavakos, Timotheos Gavrielidis-Petrin, Ilias Livieratos and Alexandros Sakarellos in a series of concerts at the Athens Concert Hall,while he is invited, among others, to the Malta Baroque Festival, the Paris Les Etoiles du Classique Festival and the Thessaloniki Piano Festival. He appears simultaneously at the Concertgebouw in the Netherlands, the Petit Palais in Paris as well as the Piano Festival of Sainte-Ursanne in Switzerland. This season he will perform both the 3rd and 2nd Concertos of S. Rachmaninov with the Thessaloniki State Orchestra and the Basel Orchestra respectively.

In previous seasons, Vassilis Varvaresos collaborates with Christoph Essenbach and the State Orchestra of Athens. He appears at the Pietra Santa Festivals with Vadim Repin and Boris Berezovsky, the Halicarnassus, Istanbul, Athens Festivals, as well as the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, and the Nohant Chopin Festival.

He collaborates alongside numerous orchestras including the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the G. Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, the Filarmonia Orchestra, as well as the State Orchestras of Thessaloniki and Athens. In 2008, he represented Greece in the Athens State Orchestra tour in China for the Beijing Olympic Games Celebrations.

The love that Vassilis Varvaresos has for chamber music can be seen from his collaborations: regular partner with Giorgos Demertzis, Noé Inui, Michel Dalberto, as well as with the Quatuor Akilone, he records with Dimitris Tiliakos, Giorgos Demertzis, Ivan Karizna, Noé Inui, Ophélie Gaillard and Alexis Kossenko. He is the Artistic Director of the "Up to 8" Chamber Music Festival of Thessaloniki.

A true eclectic, Vassilis Varvaresos composes music for a range of films, including new tributes to Brancusi and Julie Mehretu from the Checkerboard Film Foundation.

At the age of 14, having won the international competition of Young Concert Artists in New York, he appeared in some of the biggest halls in America - Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall of New York.

He studied at the Juilliard School as well as the CNSM in Paris.

He has nine record deals with NAVIS Classics, BIS Records, Aparté Records and Mirare Records. His first album, V for Valse, received rave reviews, with Le Figaro giving it five stars.

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