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Spyros Mourikis

Spyros Mourikis was born in 1974 and started his lessons with Charalambos Farantatos at the Athens Concervatory where he got his Diploma with the Gold Prize. He continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory with Michel Arrignon and Maurice Bourgue, graduating with the First Prize in 1995. In 1997, he won the first Prize at the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition in Odense, while the same year he also won the young Artist Prize of the Greek Association of Theatre and Music Reviewers.

As a soloist he regularly performs with all the orchestras in Greece, including Athens State Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Camerata and Greek National Radio Symphony and has given concerts with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the Azerbaijan National Symphony Orchestra, the Alpha Omega Synolo, the Copenhagen Philhar- monic Orchestra, the European Union Wind Ensemble, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Mexico City Symphony Orchestra, the Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Paris Conservatory Orchestra, the Southwest Germany Philharmonic Orchestra and the Qatar Philhar- monic Orchestra.

He has given recitals in several European concerts halls includ- ing Athens Concert Hall, Cite de la Musique and Salle Gaveau of Paris, Gasteig of Munich, Queen Elizabeth Hall of London, Tivoli Concert Hall of Copenhagen, where he received enthusiastic critical acclaim. He took part in the “Rising Stars” with concerts in the Vienna Concert Hall, Cologne Philharmonic, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Brussels Palais de Beaux – Arts, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and in New York City at the Weil Hall.

He has worked as principal clarinet with the Mahler Cham- ber Orchestra with Claudio Abbado. He is solo clarinetist at the Athens State Orchestra. He is professor of clarinet at the Athens Conservatory.