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Lambis Vassiliadis (Piano)

Born: Greece

The Greek pianist, Lambis Vassiliadis, has had the privilege to study near to pianists like Yalta 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. He won 11 awards in international and national piano competitions.

One of the distinguished Greek pianist of his generation, Lambis Vassiliadis represents an impressive style of explosive pianism and artistic sensibility. He appeared in solo concerts, radio and television broadcasts in Greece, as well as in many other countries (Germany, USA, South Africa, Italy, England, France); he also appeared with orchestras (Kammerphilarmonie Prague, National Symphony Prague, Bangok Symphony, State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, Orchestra of Colors, Athens, etc.) with a variety of repertoire including works like the 2nd Tchaikovsky concerto or Franz Liszt’s Malediction.

Lambis Vassiliadis has received a position as the director of the Synchrono Conservatory in 1998, where he was teaching piano for the late four years. He has also been active as the artistic director of the «Vertiskos» Summer Courses and the Coordinator of the Piano Studies in the Conservatory of East Macedonia in Kavala-Greece. Since November 2002, he is appointed Assistant Professor for Piano in the Ionian University, Department of Music, in Corfu, Greece. In 2005 he was appointed Representative of the International Relationships of the Department. He holds the Artistic Coordination of the International Summer Academy and Festival of Corfu, as well as the coordination of the International Music Days in Brache (Schleswig Holstein, Germany) and the Deutsch- Griechisch Musik Tage in Solingen, Germany.

Lambis Vassiliadis 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. In April 1997, his CD with works by Béla Bartók, Scriabin, Francis Poulenc, Szymanowski is rated with four stars by BBC Music Magazine and in September 1997, and his Robert Schumann-Johannes Brahms recording is praised by Charles Timbrell in Fanfare Music Magazine. Recently the Listener Magazine reviewed enthusiastically Vassiliadis recordings confirming the “emergence of a major virtuoso performer” (P. Meanor, winter edition 1999). 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. Finally the Gramophone Magazine, includes Vassiliadis recording of the J. BrahmsPaganini Variations among the “selected discography of the 20th century” (B. Morrison, March 2003). Other CD’s (by Aardvark Media) include a Frédéric Chopin Album, a Tchaikovsky Album, orchestra repertoire with the Chamber Music Orchestra of Tuebingen (Germany) and the Fairbanks Symphony (USA) , an all F. Liszt-W.A. Mozart transcriptions and two recordings with works of Felix Mendelssohn, J. Brahms and Robert Schumann with the Ionian Piano Quartet (Amicme Classical).

Lambis Vassiliadis has worked for the University of Cincinnati, in the USA, as assistant professor at the studio of James Tocco; he has been Juror of the OMTA (Ohio Music Teachers Association) competition, of the International Music Competition of Thessaloniki, Juror of the Dorothy Price Awards Competition - Mannes College of Music, New York, of the Yamaha Competition Athens and of the Emil Gilels Competiton in Odessa, Ukraine.

Source: Lambis Vassiliadis Website (October 7, 2007)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2011)

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