St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Grigoris Ioannou - Piano

Thursday, 3 November at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Grigoris Ioannou - Piano

Liszt

Mephisto Waltz No.1

Transcendental Etude No. 10 In F Minor

Sonata In B Minor, S.178

 

The young pianist Grigoris Ioannou (b.1995) has given numerous solo recitals and concerts across Greece, France, England, Belgium, Italy, Russia and Hungary. He has appeared in concert venues such as the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, St. Mary Abbots Church, St. Stephen's Church and St. John's Waterloo Church in London, Cesar Franck Auditorium in Paris, Kastel d'Ursel in Antwerp, A. Scriabin House-Museum and Suvalov Hall in Moscow, Solti Hall in the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and the "Megaron" Concert Hall in Athens.

Among the highlights of Grigoris' career so far has been a critically acclaimed performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 with the Athens State Orchestra, for which he received glowing reviews from the Athens press for his musicality, technical facility and sense of style. Grigoris has also been invited to perform with the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Athens in multiple occasions, performing piano concertos by Mozart and Bach.

Currently, Grigoris is in the fourth year of the BMus in Piano Performance course at the Royal College of Music, London, studying with Prof. Ian Jones and Prof. Peter Jablonski. He is an ABRSM Scholar supported by the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust. He has graduated with distinction from the Schola Cantorum of Paris (Diplome Superieur) and the Hellenic Conservatory (Piano Soloist Diploma with the conservatory's highest honours and an honorary Gold Medal) with Prof. Agathe Leimoni. He is also a graduate of the Ilion Music School where he studied piano with Prof. Irene Laliotou. Grigoris has also participated many piano masterclasses in Greece and abroad with professors such as Aquiles Delle Vigne, Lilia Boyadjieva, Igor Petrin and Yuri Bogdanov among many others.

In addition to a number of national piano competition successes during his teenage years, Grigoris most recently won the 2nd Prize in the "Francesco Moscato" International Piano Competition 2015 in Airola, Italy. In 2015 he was selected as a finalist for the London Liszt Society International Piano Competition. He has also recorded solo piano works for the Greek National Radio Channel in two occasions, has appeared in National Television as part of a collaborative project and has been repeatedly interviewed by the Greek media.

The pianist Grigoris Ioannou has given numerous solo recitals and concerts in Greece, France, England, Belgium, Italy, Russia and Hungary. Grigoris has also performed with the Athens State Orchestra and the Athens Sinfonietta. Currently, Grigoris is in the fourth year of the BMus course at the Royal College of Music, London, studying with Prof. Ian Jones and Prof. Peter Jablonski. He is an ABRSM Scholar supported by the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust. He has graduated with distinction from the Schola Cantorum of Paris and the Hellenic Conservatory (Prof. Agathe Leimoni). He is also a graduate of the Ilion Music School (Prof. Irene Laliotou). Grigoris most recently won the 2nd Prize in the "Francesco Moscato" International Piano Competition 2015 in Airola, Italy. In 2015 he was selected as a finalist for the London Liszt Society International Piano Competition.