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Christos Papageorgiou at Avery Fisher Hall
Christos Papageorgiou, an internationally acclaimed Greek artist, will appear as Guest Conductor and Pianist on Monday, June 17, 8:00 pm at the Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. The concert is part of the 31st Season of MidAmerica Productions series, founded by Greek American maestro Peter Tiboris.
Papageorgiou is a pianist, conductor, composer, lecturer, teacher, and producer, who is widely known in his native Greece. He has received many distinctions for his compositions, including First Prize at the Fifth International Competition for Composition in Italy for his Electric Guitar Concerto. He has also received prizes in international piano competitions held in the U.S., Japan, Italy, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. He was the recipient of the “Young Artist of the Year” award for 1998 given by the Greek National Society of Critics for music and drama. As a solo pianist and composer, he has performed widely in Europe and Japan. Christos Papageorgiou graduated in piano and composition from the Athens State Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Music in London, and received his master’s degree in music from the University of London. Since 2002 he has broadcast weekly from National Radio 3, playing and analyzing every style of music in order to make it accessible to the broad public. He teaches at the Ionian University in Corfu.
MidAmerica Productions started in 1983, when conductor Peter Tiboris organized his first concert in New York with The American Symphony Orchestra, soloists, the Louisiana Chorale of Acadiana, Camerata Singers of Baton Rouge, and Collegiate Chorale of New York in works by Rossini and Dinos Constantinides in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. The concert became the template for MidAmerica Productions, Inc., the foremost independent producer of classical concerts in New York.
Over the course of 31 seasons, MidAmerica has presented conductors, soloists, and choral and instrumental ensembles from the U.S. and abroad in New York’s Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall, and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall; and Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, both at Lincoln Center. Additional to its New York series, MidAmerica Productions has presented concerts in numerous U.S. cities, and in countries such as Greece, England, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Russia.