Lambis Vassiliadis

One of the most distinguished Greek pianists Prof. Lambis Vassiliadis represents a unique style of explosive pianism and artistic sensibility. Privileged to study near to pianists like Yaltah Menouhin, Victor Merzhanov, Jerome Rose and James Tocco, he managed to obtain five academic titles from Universities and Music Academies around the world (Greece - Germany - England - USA) - all with distinctions and honors. He also holds a degree in Philosophy by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Mr. Vassiliadis is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Music (Ionian University, Corfu. Greece). He has been teaching at the University of Cincinnati as well as the Bowling Green State University in USA. He has also served as the director of the Synchrono Conservatory in Thessaloniki, Greece. Has been active as the artistic director of the ´Vertiskosª International Summer (Greece), the Summer Academy of the Ionian University and the Coordinator of the Piano Studies in the Conservatory of East Macedonia in Kavala-Greece. He is Representative of International Relationships of the Ionian University and holds the Chair of the International Corfu Festival and the coordination of the "International Music Days" in Kiel (Germany). Mr. Vassiliadis won 11 awards in international and national piano competitions and managed to attract the attention of the international press as a recording artist, (since 1993 by Koch-Discover International) for his pianistical skill and serious musical thinking. His CD with works by Bartok, Scriabin, Poulenc Szymanowski was rated with four stars by BBC Music Magazine. His Schumann - Brahms recording is praised by Charles Timbrell in Fanfare Music Magazine. The first world wide recording of the Piano Sonatas by Allen Sapp was commented by the American Record Guide as one of the best recordings of 2001. The Gramophone magazine included Vassiliadis's Brahms recording into the best 30 of the 20th century. In a total of 15 CD recordings (by Aardvark Media, Koch and Hellenic Classical) Prof. Vassiliadis has also recorded Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, orchestra repertoire, and Rachmaninoff. As a chamber musician Prof. Vassiliadis founded the Ionian Piano Quartet and completed two recordings which include works from Brahms and Beethoven. Has appeared in numerous concerts and orchestra appearances, in Greece, Germany, USA, South Africa, Italy, England, France, Libanon, Thailand, Lithuania, Poland. In his activities as an academic teacher in the late years worked closely with pianists such as Hideyo Harada in a research effort about the evolution of the piano interpretation and the Russian School of piano playing.

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