A Festive Chopin Piano Concert

The acclaimed Greek pianist Michael Tagkas performs…

Chopin’s Prelude no. 25 in C sharp minor, Op. 45; Nocturne in B major, Op. 72, no. 1; Nocturne in C sharp minor; Mazurka in E minor, Op. 17, no. 2; Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17, no. 4; Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60.

Hellenic Centre,
16-18 Paddington St,
London W1U 5AS.

Free entry; booking essential: 020 7563 9835 or [email protected].

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Michael (Michalis) Tagkas is a Greek pianist.

Born in Greece, on March 1984. Educated at Athens Conservatoire with Maria Cherogiorgou-Sigara, Aliki Vatikioti-Farrant and he graduated
from the class of Aris Garoufalis. Become a pupil of Patsy Toh (Fou Tsong’s wife) in London at Royal Academy of Music, at postgraduate level. He also studied with Pavel Gililov at Mozarteum Salzburg. Supported by the Gina Bachauer International Music Association. And also in the prestigious International Piano Academy Lake Como in Italy following the renowned artist Fou Tsong.

Winner of Fulbright Grant ‘Fulbright Art Serie’ he was invited from the world-class Dr. Vitaly Margulis to work with him (Postdoc) at University of California
in Los Angeles {UCLA} Department of Music and later with Jura Margulis and they established a cooperation, wich still continues in the United States.
He recorded his first CD in 2015 at Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) under the support of The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation. He has also attended master classes with: Aquilles Delle-Vigne, George Kern, Peter Lang, Sulamita Aronovsky, Christopher Elton, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Andras Schiff, Dame Fanny Waterman, Fou Ts’ong and Dmitri Bashkirov. Has been supported from: The Gina Bachauer International Music Association, The Fulbright Foundation,
J.F. Costopoulos Foundation, B & M Theocharakis Foundation for Fine Arts and Music, Thekla Marinidi, Lola Zolotas, Chrisanthy Lemos, The Kulukundis Family, Dame Fanny Waterman DBE, Sir Sydney Lipworth QC and Lady Rosa Lipworth CBE, Life Action Trust and Philharmonia Trust.

Special illustrious collaborations including GOCO Ltd, LSG, Leeds International Piano Competition, Philharmonia Orchestra Trust, Megaron The Athens Concert Hall.

Has performed in Europe and the Americas, he currently divides his time between his family home Athens, London and United States.


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