PETROS KARPATHAKIS

PETROS KARPATHAKIS

Conductor

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PeterKarpathakis was born in Piraeus
in 1977 and he lives at Dionisos-Attiki-Greece. From his early ages he showed strong inclination on playing the piano. He finished his pianist studies with the distinguished piano teacher and piano soloist Dr Alexis Mirosnikov (Doctorate of Music Academy of Moldavia-Russia); in 2002 he also gained the firstmark in his Piano Diploma and Second Award from the National Conservatory of Athens. He is holding a Certificate of Harmony in 1999, Counterpoint Certificate (2001) and Fugue Diploma (2004) with first mark.

Additional to his classicalstudies, he took Modern-Jazz classes. He also studied Theory, Harmony,
Counterpoint and Orchestration, Music technology, Jazz History, music notation,and ear training. He finished his Jazz piano studies under the famous jazzpianist George Kontrafouris. In 2002
he attended Master classes with the international reputation music professor ofΕcole Normal de Μusique de Paris, Dr. FrancClidat.
He is holder of the Master of Arts in music (ΜΑ) degree,from the Universityof Indianapolis and he specializesin Orchestral Conducting as he was taught by Dr. Alexander Halapsis and Dr.
Emanuel Piculas. Summers 2011 and 2012 he was accepted to the Sherborne Summer School in England at the class of the famous Englishconductor George Hurst (Conductor ofLondon NBC symphony orchestra), Denise Ham (Conducting teacher of Royal Academy of music), Rodolfo Saglimbeni and Robert Houlihan. Now he is a holder of Conducting Artist Diploma of Athens conservatory ofmusic under professor Loukas Karitinos.
In May 2001, he was awarded with the FIRST PRIZE and GOLD METAL on the 16th National Piano Competition by “C.O.Y.” Karpathakis Petros has taken part in a lot of concerts and festivals by playing classical and jazz music, chorus-accompaniment and orchestral conductor. In June 2005 and June 2006 he conducted the Cholargos- Camerata String Orchestra in “Caravel” hotel, as part
of the graduation ceremony of “University of Indianapolis”, with a lot of success. He has conducted the Athens Symphony Orchestra, Dominus Orchestra, E.R.T. (National Radio Orchestra), Students’ Athens Conservatory Orchestra etc. Finally, in November 2015 he was the Assistant Conductor of Bellini’s opera Capuleti e Montecchi production at the Greek National Opera.



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