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Christos Fountos (piano) plays Ravel, Scriabin and Ross Edwards

Monday May 13, 2019 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Gaspard de la nuit - Maurice Ravel
  2. Kumari, for piano - Ross Edwards
  3. Sonata for Piano No 5 Op 53 - Alexander Scriabin

Christos Fountos was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1997, into a family of musicians. He began began piano lessons aged 5 under the tutelage of Miroslav Gospodinoff (who studied under two of Heinrich Neuhaus’ students). At the age of fifteen, he was awarded the Piano Diploma (Ptychion) with Highest Distinction. Two years later he was invited to perform Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No 2, as soloist in a debut with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. At the age of 18, Christos started studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London where he is currently in his 4th year of a BMus Piano Performance degree, studying under celebrated British pianist and teacher, Philip Fowke. He also had masterclasses and lessons with Sergio de Simone, Pascal Rogé, Pavel Nersessian, Martino Tirimo, Peter Donohoe and Georgia Alessandra Brustia among others. Additionally, he has had lessons on harpsichord, organ, orchestration, conducting and jazz.

Christos regularly performs concerts, playing solo piano repertoire, chamber music and vocal repertoire as accompanist. He formed “Duo Dithyrambico” together with Angelina Pavlou, performing repertoire for piano 4-hands and two pianos, including his own original arrangements of orchestral music. He has played as orchestral pianist with Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, one of them being a side-by-side performance with the BBCSO at Maida Vale Studios. Christos regularly participates in competitions, most recently he was a finalist in the 2018 Intercollegiate John Longmire Beethoven Piano Competition. He has also performed in Trinity Laban's anniversary festivals dedicated to Schumann, Debussy and Brahms. He has received two Trinity Laban Prizes: The Weingarten Prize for Piano and The Raymond Russel Prize for harpsichord.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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