|Dimitrios Vassilakis & Spiros Moschopoulos|
Both artists work together occasionally which leads to very productive performances.
Greek saxophonist and composer Dimitrios Vassilakis was born in Athens
where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering at the local
University. He then moved to London, studied saxophone, piano and
composition at the London College of Music with aid of the Onassis
Foundation. He graduated with Honors with an additional Diploma in
Classical Saxophone, won UK competitions and the LCM Society prize. He
continued his studies at the Royal
Academy of Music
gaining a scholarship from the British Council and was awarded the LRAM
diploma in jazz teaching.
Being one of the key members of the International Association of Schools of Jazz and representative for Greece, Dimitrios Vassilakis has traveled extensively playing at many Festivals and conducting workshops in the US, the UK, in France, Germany, Spain, Ireland and Balkan countries. At the same time he is completing a Ph.D. and currently is lecturing at the Music Dept. of the Makedonia University in Thessalonica.
Vassilakis’ 1st album "Secret
was released six
years ago by Candid
2nd album "Daedalus
- produced by David
released in 2001 -
was recorded in New York with top US jazz musicians. There he presented
his work at the famous jazz club 'Birdland' and at the 'Onassis Cultural
Center', further at the Athens Concert Hall, at the London Jazz Festival
and at the Yale University. His album and tour – being under the
auspices of the Hellenic Foundation and the Greek Foreign Ministry -
received excellent reviews from publications like the 'New York Press',
'BBC music magazine' or 'jazz journal'. The saxophonist has been
collaborating with some of the best international jazz musicians such as
Abdullah Ibrahim, Theodosii Spassov or Ralph Peterson.
Vassilakis regulary performs with different ensembles at different
locations and as well presents a Greek live jazz Radio Program for Radio
also broadcasted by national TV.
Spiros Moschopoulpos studied piano in Athens, Greece having the world
aclaimed pianist Dimitri Toyfexis as a teacher. He continued his
studies in Boston,USA completing his studies with the pianist Micheal
Lewin obtaining a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance. He obtained
scholarships from the A. S. Onassis and the Gerondelis Foundation.
the young pianist works as a piano and music professor at conservatories
Spiros Moschopoulos regulary performs as soloist and as an ensemble player
and gives recitals all around Greece. He concentrates
on classical music and contemporary Greek music where he plays together
with the violinist Petros Christidis and in a piano quartet (YOUNG ARTISTS
ENSEMBLE). But he also plays jazz music. Here a co-operation with the
saxophonist Dimitris Vassilakis is quite productive.
In the following you will find
a programme proposal
with Greek composers
for a recital for violin and piano.
If you prefer other combinations or pieces, please let us know,
a solution will be found easily.
The Artists' Agency is looking foreward to your contact.
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