Chamber Music Festival - Minoa Palace Resort - Iason Keramidis

Iason Keramidis

Iason Keramidis is a highly talented violinist – who’s performances are profoundly emotional and full of southern energy.
Grown up with his brothers in Greece, who are professional violinists as well, they practiced together and music became his daily companion from his childhood on.

Iason studied violin performance at the music academies of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart, with professors Stelios Kafantaris,Ingolf Turban, Ulf Hoelscher as well as chamber music with Prof. Michael Uhde

Since age 13 he has won prizes in numerous national and international competitions.

He was a scholar at various foundations (Onassis Foundation)and during his studies received a violin of Ferdinando Gagliano (1752) on loan from the State Collection Baden-Württemberg.

Iason Keramidis is engaged as a soloist, orchestral musician and chamber musician . As a soloist, he played with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra Sofia, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, the Philharmonic Lviv, the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, the Athens State Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Nizhny-Novgorod, the Deutsche Staatsphiharmonie and the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra,the National Orchester of Lithuania and the National Greek Opera Orchestra.

He is a member of the Escualo 5 Quintet and the Akamas Duo. He has toured through the Czech Republic, Bulgaria,United Kingdom, Norway, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, USA, South Africa and Latin America. His CD recordings have been highly praised by the international press and nominated for the German Record Critics' Award ,the Magazine Crescendo, and ,,Le Monde,, among others. He has recorded in collaboration with Ragna Schirmer Banedict Klöckner and Julien Heichelbech works of Robert and Clara Schumann for the Berliner Klassiks Label.Also music of Astor Piazzola with Escualo 5 for the BIS Label.

Since December 2013 Iason is a member of 1st violins at the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and held his first master class in Spain in 2015. Since April 2018, Iason has been deputy concertmaster of the Munich Philharmonic. He is a member of Lucerne Festival Orchestra and of World Orchestra of Peace.

He is playing a Lorenzo Storioni violin from 1680 and an Eugene Sartory bow.