Dimitrios Vassilakis & Spiros Moschopoulos
  Saxophone                                              Piano
 

    

The Duo

 

Both artists work together occasionally which leads to very productive performances.

Saxophone

   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.

   Dimitrios Vassilakis’ 1st album "Secret Path" was released six years ago by Candid Records, his 2nd album "Daedalus Project-Labyrinth" - produced by David Liebman 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.

   Dimitrios Vassilakis regulary performs with different ensembles at different locations and as well presents a Greek live jazz Radio Program for Radio 3 also broadcasted by national TV.

Accompaniment

   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. Actually the young pianist works as a piano and music professor at conservatories in Athens.

   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.

 

 

Programme

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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Vassilakis, Saxophone

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Moschopulos, Piano

Maurice Ravel                    

Piece en Forme de Habanera

Jean Absil

Fantaisie- Caprice op. 152

¯ mp3 (78 s, 934 KB, live)

Claude Debussy

Syrinx

Isaac Albeniz

Chant d’Amour

Alexander Glazunov

Concerto (1936)

Spiros Mazis

Pop Sonata 2003

Μaurice Ravel

Pavane pour une infante defunte

Claude Debussy

Rapsodie (1903)

¯ mp3 (53 s, 626 KB, live)

Alain Voipry

Offrande (1983)

Jean Francaix

Cinq danses exotiques (1962)

1. Pambiche

2. Baiao

3. Mambo

3. Samba lenta

4. Merengue

Music Short Cuts
Jean Absil Fantaisie-Caprice op.152 ¯ mp3 (78 s, 934 KB, live)
Claude Debussy Rhapsodie ¯ mp3 (53 s, 626 KB, live)

Dimitrios Vassilakis

Labyrinth Daedalus Project

CCD 79776

Pasiphae's Dance

Labyrinth

  

"A project and compositions that reflect on well-known and yet fascinating myth, evoking ancient Greek ideals and philosophy: freedom, quest, clarity of thought, conversation. Also on Greece and the Balkan's: ritual elements, intensity, regional rhythms and sounds." (booklet)

  

  

  

¯ mp3 (37 s, 450 KB)

¯ mp3 (48 s, 575 KB)

  

music: Dimitrios Vassilakis

musicians: Dimitrios Vassilakis, David Liebman, Marc Johnson, Ralph Peterson, Jamey Haddad, Andy Sheppard, Theodosii Spassov, Emmanuel Saridakis, George Contrafouris