Konstantinos Pavlakos

Konstantinos Pavlakos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on December 1979. He begun the first violin lessons at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki at the age of 6. His teachers until today were: N. Kabritta, I.Gyerman, P. Arnaoudov, I. Dragneva, T. Gabora and E.Koskinen. He has Bachelor of Music from the Vancouver Academy of Music and a Master degree from Utrecht Conservatory.In 1992 he won the 1st prize at the North Greece Violin Competition in juniors class. In 1993 he won the 2nd prize at the National Violin Competition in Athens. Finally in 1994 he was assigned with the 1st prize at the North Greece Violin Competition in seniors class.

He participated in many seminars, masterclasses and music festivals and had lessons with great teachers like S. Krilov, T. Gabora, A. Vamos, R. Vamos, V. Oistrakh, A. Malikian, G. Thomson, G. Stanick, S. Harth and others.

In 2002 he was granted of a 3-year full scholarship by the National Institute of Scholarships in Greece, to continue his violin studies in Canada and Holland. In march 2003 he won the second prize in the “Friends of Music Chamber music competition” with his quintet in Vancouver. In April 2003 he won the first prize in the “Else De Ridder Amstrong Chamber music Competition” with the same quintet.

Mr Pavlakos has performed the 1st violin concerto of S. Prokofiev in 2011 with the Athens State Orchestra. He has worked for many seasons as a member of the Thessaloniki State Orchestra. Some great recent collaborations include working with composer and songwriter Dimitris Maramis as well as the singers Thodoris Voutsikakis and Korina Legaki. Today he is a violin teacher in various music schools and vice-president of the Greek branch of European String Teachers Association.