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Vassilis Varvaresos
Greece
Age 26





Vassilis Varvaresos has performed with the Athens State Symphony, Cyprus Symphony, Hartford Symphony, and Cyprus Symphony. The youngest pianist (at age fourteen), to be awarded First Prize at the Young Concert Artists Auditions, he has made recital debuts at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia; and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  In 2007, Mr. Varvaresos made his New York concerto debut performing Lowell Liebermann’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Juilliard Orchestra led by conductor Andreas Delfs.  He has performed in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Yugoslavia and toured China with the Athens State Symphony.  Also active as a composer, he has written ten film scores.

Competition and Awards:
1998  Young Concert Artist International Auditions, Winner

Professional Training:
2005-  The Juilliard School
2001-05 The Juilliard School
1992-2001  Kalamari Greek-French School

Teachers:
2005-  Jerry Lowenthal
  Yoheved Kaplinsky
2001-05 Jerry Lowenthal
2001-03 Herbert Stessin
1992-2001  Milena Mollova


2009 VAN CLIBURN COMPETITION REPERTOIRE

PRELIMINARY RECITAL
Beethoven  Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight"
Carter  Catènaires
Liszt  Sonata in B minor
 
SEMIFINAL RECITAL
Chopin  Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Bates  White Lies for Lomax
Prokofiev  Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82
Liszt  Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

SEMIFINAL CHAMBER
Brahms  Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

FINAL RECITAL
Bach  Prelude and Fugue in E-flat BWV 852
Schubert  Sonata in C minor, D. 958
Balakirev  Islamey

FINAL CONCERTI
Beethoven  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Tchaikovsky  Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

This biography was most recently edited by...
vcf - 24 Apr 2009
vcf - 27 Mar 2009
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