The 26 year old Greek pianist, Konstantinos Destounis, has attained international acclaim for winning more than 10 international piano competitions, most notably “Grand Prix Maria Callas” in Athens, “Southern Highlands” in Australia and the Bremen European Piano Competition. As the winner of the competition organized by the Greek National Radio-Television, he represented his country at the “Eurovision Young Musicians 2010” in Vienna. His numerous awards also include the “Gina Bachauer” Piano Prize awarded by the Association “World in Harmony” of Spain and the UNESCO Gold Medal.
Ηis artistic activity includes two CD recordings as well as concerts throughout Europe and Australia, in venues such as: Royal Albert Hall and St. John’s Smith Square in London, Opera “La Fenice” of Venice, Llewellyn Hall in Canberra, Glocke Saal in Bremen, Opera of Tirana, Espace Bellan in Paris, Athens Megaron, Thessaloniki Megaron. As a soloist he has performed with several orchestras in the UK, Germany, Australia, Spain and Greece.
Konstantinos Destounis is a doctoral student at the Royal College of Music in London, making research on the piano works by Theodore Antoniou, one of the most highly acclaimed living Greek composers. He is a RCM Doctoral Bursary Holder supported by an Eleanor and Gary Brass Award.
He holds an Artist Diploma from the RCM, a Master’s degree from the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, a Diploma from the Hellenic Conservatory in Athens and a “Perfectionnement” degree from the Schola Cantorum in Paris.
His piano professors were Dmitri Alexeev and Ian Jones in London, Rolf Plagge in Salzburg, Igor Petrin in Thessaloniki, Agathe Leimoni in Athens and Lilia Boyadjieva in Paris. He has been a scholar of the Onassis Foundation, Pro Musica and Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe.
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