PIANO MASTERCLASS WITH TITOS GOUVELIS
11-13 December 2021
The Piraeus Conservatory has the pleasure of inviting professor and soloist Titos Gouvelis for a masterclass.
· Dates: 11–13 December, 2021
· Location: Athens, Greece
The classes are open for highly advanced students wishing to pursue a career in piano performance and young professional pianists who have completed their studies.
Each participant will receive 3 class sessions of 60 minutes duration, one for each day of the masterclass. Less or more class sessions can also be arranged with the according fee adjustment. The classes will take place in Piraeus Conservatory, Karaiskou 104, 18535 Piraeus, Greece. The official language of the Masterclass is English.
Admittance to the premises of the Piraeus Conservatory is possible only in accordance to the regulations for the prevention of the Covid19 pandemic spread. Entry in Greece is possible in various ways (see here).
The participants will choose freely their own repertoire. In order for the students to receive the maximum benefit, all the works that will be taught by prof. Gouvelis will be announced in due time. The participants are highly advised to bring not only their own repertoire scores, but also the scores of the other students’ repertoire.
There will be a public concert in the evening of the last day of classes in the main theater hall of the Piraeus Conservatory.
The Piraeus Conservatory will recommend a range of suitable accommodation in the immediate vicinity and assist with booking if required.
The Piraeus Conservatory can provide 8 classrooms equipped with good quality pianos or grand pianos.
· Registration fee: €30 Payable upon application, non-refundable.
· Participation fee: €260 Payable upon acceptance to the masterclass.
· All payments are to be sent to:
BANK: EUROBANK ERGASIAS S.A.
Address: 42-44, IR. POLITEHNIOU AVE. – Piraeus
Beneficiary: PEIRAIKOS SYNDESMOS
Please note YOUR NAME and the indication PIANO MASTERCLASS.
Online application form will require your name, CV, repertoire chosen, the name of the school you attended and a video link (You Tube, Vimeo etc.) with a 15–20-minute video of your playing containing two contrasting pieces. You can find the application form HERE. Your application will be processed upon confirmation of your registration fee receipt.
Application deadline is November 17. Applicants will be informed of their acceptance no later than November 19.
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One of the leading Greek pianists, Titos Gouvelis enjoys a busy performing schedule in his native country and abroad. He has performed as soloist with many orchestras, such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the State Philharmonics of Transylvania and Tirgu Mures (Romania), the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (Thailand), the Athens State Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Orchestra, the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Armonia Atenea, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra among others, collaborating with distinguished conductors (M. Tilkin, E. Tabakov, Ch. Poppen, A. Ertüngealp, V. Christopoulos, G. Petrou and others). He appears in solo and chamber music concerts in many countries (Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Holland, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, South Korea, Thailand, Nigeria and Cyprus).
His vast repertoire ranges from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Apart from his special affinity for the music of Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninoff, Greek music is also a major part of his work; he has performed works by more than 60 Greek composers and has given many world premieres (among them the premieres of the Piano Concertos by I. Valette and D. Papadimitriou). Many important Greek composers have dedicated works to him. A significant moment in his career was the first performance in Greece of Eric Satie’s Vexations for solo piano (Athens, April 2010), which lasted about 16 hours and received a praising acclaim from press and public. Titos Gouvelis is currently Piano Professor at the Athens Conservatory, gives often piano masterclasses and is a regular member of juries in piano competitions in Greece. He has also taught at the Thessaloniki State Conservatory and at the Mantzaros Conservatory (Athens). Together with the prominent cellist Angelos Liakakis, with whom Gouvelis is playing on a regular basis, they hold an annual Chamber Music Workshop in Athens. He is also programs’ annotator of the Athens State Orchestra and the Athens Megaron Concert Hall. Considered a gifted speaker, he is often invited to give pre-concert talks.
He was born in Athens. He studied the piano at the Athens Conservatoire with Aris Garoufalis, at the Royal College of Music (London) with Peter Katin and at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Glasgow) with Fali Pavri, graduating with a Masters’ Degree with distinction. He has also gained from the valuable guidance of the famous pianist and pedagogue Dominique Merlet in Paris and has studied the organ with the distinguished British organist Nicolas Kynaston. He has won prizes in many piano competitions in Greece and abroad (including a 1st prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Chieri, Italy) and he has been awarded the “Mykoniou” Prize from the Academy of Athens for his artistic activity.