Nikos Kyriosoglou

Pianist Nikos Kyriosoglou was born in Serres in 1980. He began his musical studies at the age of 12 at the conservatory of Serres.

He has studied in the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki (gaining "First Prize"), in the Department of Music Science and Art, University of Macedonia, the Academy of Music in Freiburg, Germany. Among his influencial teachers were Gilead Mishory, Tatyana Papadopoulou, Hans Leygraf, Lazar Berman.

He has appeared in solo recitals and chamber music concerts in the cities of Greece and in Germany, France, Portugal, Cyprus, England, Cyprus and Scotland. He has performed as a soloist with the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, the Symphony Orchestra Academy of Freiburg, the Athens State Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.

He performed with musicians throughout Europe such as J. Starker, A. Contino, R. Moog, C. Henkel, Y.Ch. Cho, R. Koelman, X. Jankovic, D. Bouriakov.

He has won awards in piano competitions, such as the piano competition "George Thymis" "EPTA" Piano Competition, the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki competition, the International competition "The Muse".

He was selected among the "BBC Young artists 2010" broadcasted by BBC3. He also has recorded and broadcasted for ERT, EBU, Radio France, Radio Polskie, NRK (Norsk Rikskringkasting), Sveriges Radio, Radio Bartok 3, Radio Romania, and MEZZO TV. He teaches at the University of Macedonia at the "Music Science and art" department and he is a member of the "Contra Tempo Chamber Orchestra". He is also the artistic director of "Thessaloniki Piano Festival" together with pianist Charalambos Aggelopoulos.