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Konstantinos Sifakis

Konstantinos Sifakis is a Greek double bassist and composer, born in 1994. He studied the double bass at the classical music department of Codarts University for the Arts in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Fascinated by the solo double bass concept, he is trying to find his ways of expression on the instrument by creating and performing his own compositions. In 2019 he won the Audience Prize at the Prix d’ Harmonie competition for young soloists in Rotterdam, performing his composition for solo double bass called 'Kyklos' in the finals.

As an orchestral musician, he has taken part in productions of the Dutch National Opera (with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra), the Festival d’Aix en Provence, the Greek National Opera, the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra (where he played as guest principal) and the Young Musicians European Orchestra, among others. He played as principal double bass in the Meditteranean Youth Orchestra (2017, 2018), the Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra (2015, 2016, 2017) and since 2017 he is the principal double bassist of the Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra. He had the opportunity to perform in very important venues around the world such as the Konzerthaus of Berlin, National Opera of Amsterdam, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Great Hall of People in Beijing, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Athens Megaron and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, among others.

He is an active chamber music player, taking part in several chamber music festivals such as Chania Chamber Music Festival and ZOOM! Chamber Music Festival in the Netherlands. In 2019 he collaborated with the National Theatre of Greece in the production of the ancient Greek drama ‘The Suppliants’ by Euripides, performing as a musician on stage. In 2021 he was invited as a jury member of the WorldVision Music Contest, an international competition for young soloists organized by the online platform ‘Classic@Home’.

He is a tango enthusiast and a member of the tango ensemble ‘Quinteto Irreal’. Besides being a double bassist, he is also playing the electric bass guitar and he has been a member of several rock, indie and funk bands such as ‘Yinka and the Fuzics’ and ‘Usurum’.