Chamber Music Festival - Minoa Palace Resort - Titos Gouvelis

Titos Gouvelis

He was born in Athens. He studied the piano with Aris Garoufalis (Athens Conservatoire), Peter Katin (Royal College of Music, London), Fali Pavri (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) and Dominique Merlet. He has also studied the organ with Nicolas Kynaston. He has won prizes in many piano competitions in Greece and abroad and has been awarded the “Mykoniou” Prize from the Academy of Athens. He has performed as soloist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the State Philharmonic of Transylvania, the Athens and Thessaloniki State Orchestras, the Armonia Atenea, the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, the Athens Municipality Symphony Orchestra, the Athens Academica and others under the baton of important conductors such as Emil Tabakov, Alpaslan Ertüngealp, Michel Tilkin, Byron Fidetzis, V. Christopoulos, Michalis Economou and G. Petrou. He has given piano recitals and chamber music concerts in many major concert halls in Greece and abroad (United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Holland, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, South Korea, Nigeria and Cyprus). He collaborates regularly with distinguished artists, such as Angelos Liakakis (cello), Maira Milolidaki (soprano), and Charalampos Angelopoulos (piano).

His repertoire ranges from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Greek music is a major part of it (works by more than 60 Greek composers) with many world premieres. He is currently professor at the Athens Conservatory. He is also programmes’ annotator of the Athens State Orchestra and writes often programme notes for the Athens Megaron Concert Hall and the Athens Festival.