Lambis Vassiliadis - piano


One of the most distinguished Greek pianists of the younger generation Mr. Lambis Vassiliadis represents a unique style of explosive pianism and artistic sensibility.

Privileged to study near to pianists like Y. Menouhin, Victor Merzhanov, Jerome Rose and James Tocco, he managed to obtain five academic titles from Universities and Music Academies around the world (Greece- Germany- England- USA)-all with distinctions and honors. He also holds a degree in Philosophy by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Mr. Vassiliadis has worked for the University of Cincinnati, in the States, as assistant professor at the studio of James Tocco; he has been a member of the Jury of the OMTA (Ohio Music Teachers Association) competition, of the International Music Competition of Thessaloniki, a member for the Dorothy Price Awards Competition - Mannes College of Music, New York and member of the International Piano Competition “Emil Gilels” in Odessa, Ukraine.


Mr. Vassiliadis won 11 awards in international and national piano competitions (World Piano Competition USA, Bachauer Award Greece, Trossingen Academy Award Germany, San Bartolomeo Italy, Master Players Diploma Switzerland, Diplomas in Scottish International and Unisa Transnet Competitions, British Council Greece) and managed to attract the attention of the international press as a recording artist, (since 1993 by Koch-Discover International) for his pianistical skill and serious musical thinking. In April 1997, his CD with works by Bartok, Scriabin, Poulenc Szymanowski is rated with four stars by BBC Music Magazine and in September 1997, and his Schumann -Brahms recording is praised by Charles Timbrell in Fanfare Music Magazine. The "Listener Magazine" reviewed enthusiastically Mr. Vassiliadis recordings confirming the "emergence of a major virtuoso performer" (P. Meanor, winter edition 1999). The first world wide recording of the Piano Sonatas by Allen Sapp was commented by the American Record Guide as one of the best recordings of 2001. The Grammophone magazine included Vassiliadis’s Brahms recording into the best 30 of the century (B.Morrison, March 2003).

 Other CD’s (by Aardvark Media) include a Chopin Album, a Tchaikovsky Album, an orchestra repertoire with the Chamber Music Orchestra of Tuebingen, and an all Liszt-Mozart transcriptions. Mr. Vassiliadis appeared in solo concerts, radio and television broadcasts in Greece, as well as in many other countries (Germany, USA, South Africa, Thailand, Italy, England, France); he also appeared with orchestras with a variety of repertoire including works like the 2nd Tchaikovsky concerto or Liszt’s Malediction (National Philharmonic Orchestra Prague, Thailand Symphony Orchestra, State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, Orchestra of Colours, Chamber Philharmonic Prague, Chamber Orchestra of Tuebingen). Mr. Vassiliadis has received a position as the director of the Synchrono Conservatory in 1998, where he was teaching piano for the late four years. Since November 2002, he is appointed Assistant Professor for Piano in the Ionian University, Department of Music, in Corfu, Greece.