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Name: Konstantine Athanasakos
Skills: Accompanist, Soloist, Teacher
Links: E-mail
Concert pianist Konstantine Athanasakos has performed throughout the United States as well as in England, France, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Greece as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, bringing standing ovations in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, London, Paris, Nice, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, Rome, Milan, Murcia, Valencia, Athens and Salonica. One of the youngest nominees-ever for the National Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Greece, and First Prize winner in the ’03 Concours F.Clidat-L.Talmart’ in Paris, Mr. Athanasakos received early recognition as the Grand Prize winner of the Athens National competition at 14 and as a Unanimous Premier Prix Graduate of the Athens Conservatory at 18. Since that time, his honors have included A.Onassis and Bodosakis Foundation grants, a ‘Diplome’ from Academie d’ete de Nice in France, the New York Hellenic Times News Prize, and awards from the Athanasiadis Foundation in New York, the Goulandris Museum of Art in Athens, and the President of Greece K.Stephanopoulos. Founding member of the ‘Mythos Piano Trio’, Mr. Athanasakos has appeared in Jordan Hall, Northeastearn University and University of Harvard, at the Auditorio y centro de Congresos, Musical Arts Center, ‘The Composer’s Series’, and has received invitations from Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Wigmore Hall, Aspen Music Festival, Banff Center of the Arts, from the Greek and Spanish Embassies in the US, the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the Manhattan School of Music, Boston Concervatory, Longy School of Music, and others. The first Greek artist to perform on Internet TV-Radio Networks, Mr. Athanasakos’s performances have been broadcast by National Public TV-Radio stations in Europe and the USA. An ‘Artist Diploma’ graduate of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Mr. Athanasakos also pursued Doctoral studies at the University of Indiana at Bloomington under the supervision of Menahem Pressler and Franco Gulli. He earned his Masters and Graduate degrees (with both honors and distinction) from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, which he entered at the suggestion of Leon Fleisher. His mentors there included G.Chodos, P.Zander and R.Sherman. Mr. Athanasakos taught in the Athens Conservatory for 3 years, starting from age 16. He served as a visiting recitalist/lecturer at the American College of Greece and has been an Artist-in-Residence at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.



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