Education

Christos Paraskevopoulos was born in Athens. His musical education began early under the tutelage of the renowned piano teacher Mrs. Evangelia Hasapladakis. He is a graduate of the Athens National Conservatory in pianoforte from Kate Truli’s class of 1994 and also in composition from Spyros Klapsis’ class of 1997. He is also an LRSM recipient in organ music and a former student of Athens’ Concert Hall organist Mr. Nicholas Kynaston.

Organ concerts and other activities

As one of the few organists to be found in Greece, since 1991 he has organized a series of organ concerts in various churches in Athens and other cities of Greece and has given many concerts in the Athens German Lutheran Church as one of its organists where, since 2012, he has been its main Organist and Director of Music. He has performed in various other churches and concert halls in Greece such as the First Greek Evangelical Church of Athens, St Paul’s Anglican Church of Athens, St Paul’s Catholic Church in Piraeus, the Sacred Heart of the Saviour Greek Orthodox Church, the Chanea Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at the Athens National Opera Centre, the Athens Concert Hall, and the Parnassus Concert Hall.  He has also played in organ concerts with other artists from the National Opera, the National Radio Broadcasting Company, the Athens Chamber Opera, the wind section of the National Orchestra of Athens, the Athens State Symphony Orchestra and Choir, H2O Opera and other musical groups and organizations. 

He has taken part in two Organ Festivals at the Athens Concert Hall organized by the well known organist Mr. Nicholas Kynaston. He is the Artistic Music Director of the Annual Music Festival of Rhodes that takes place in the Catholic Church of St Francis, Rhodes, where he gives organ recitals and organizes other musical events throughout the year. He visits Rhodes frequently to play for the liturgies, organize the choirs and assess the condition of both organs. He has given recitals in the church All Souls, Langham Place in London at the International Organ Series Festival, in the church of St Saviour in Jerusalem at the International Festival “October Organ Series” and in St Francis Church in Rhodes since 2009. 

Musica Sacra Choir

In 2008 the choir “Musica Sacra,” which performs sacred choir music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, was founded and is conducted by him. This choir is unique in all of Greece in performing only this kind of music 

Discography

He recorded two CDs 2007, one for organ music entitled “A Mighty Fortress is our God” and the other “Christmas Melody”. He has been invited to record a new disc with organ and choir music.

Teaching

In Greece he is a well known and much appreciated teacher of the organ, at the Philippos Nakas conservatory and also gives singing and voice coaching lessons at the St Andrew’s Byzantine Music School. 

 

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EDUCATION

(1987) High School Certificate, State Zografou
(1984-1994) National Conservatory (Central Institute) Piano Lessons Teacher: Paul Venturas - Katy Troulis Degree: June 1994
(1990-1998) Organ Lessons Professor: Stephen Atherton
(1988-1991) National Conservatory (Central Institute) Composition Lessons (Harmony) Teacher: Spyros Klapsis Degree: December 1991
(1992-1993, 1995-1996) National Conservatory (Central Institute) Composition Lessons (Coutnerpoint) Teacher: Spyros Klapsis Degree: January 1997
(1996-1999) Organ Lessons with the Athens Concert Hall organist Nicolas Kynaston
(1998) 5th Grade of Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music of London in music theory.
(2000) 8th Grades Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music of London in the Organ. Professor: Stephen Atherton
(2001) DIPLOMA Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Musicof London in the course of the Organ
(2006) LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music) from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music of London (Level Bachelor with honour) in the course of the Organ

EXPERIENCE

(2013) Organ teacher at the Conservatory "Philippos Nakas"
(2008-σήμερα) Founder and Director of the Choir Musica Sacra
(2008-2008) Director of the Choir of the Institute of Fine Arts in Livadia
(2003-2004) Organ teacher at the Conservatory "Renaissance."
(1997-σήμερα) Private Organ Lessons
(1997-σήμερα) Director of the Church’s Choir of Saint Paraskevi, Nea Smyrni
(1996-2000) Piano and Music Theory teacher at the National Conservatory (Halandri branch)
(1995-1996) Piano and Music Theory teacher at the Music School “Hydraylos" Maroussi
(1992-1993) Piano teacher at the Conservatory of Kifissia New Eritrea
(1991-1992) Piano teacher at the National Conservatory (Kallipoli branch)
(1989-1996) Organist of the Church of Saint Paraskevi, Saint John Nea Smyrni
(1987-2000) Private Piano lessons