Stefanos Politsakis is a promising rising pianist currently in Birmingham Conservatoire as a postgraduate student.
Born in Komotini, Greece. He attended preliminary music classes at the age of six and then piano courses in the Conservatory of Contpemporary Music of Eleni Xygala as well as courses in music theory. In July 2005 he received his Degree in Harmony with Distinction (excellent) with professor Irene Xygala and in June 2007 the Diploma of Piano Performance with Distinction (excellent) and 1st Prize from the examination commitee, with professor Eleni Xygala. In 2007 he received an Honorary award from the Greek Mathematical Association. From 2006 to 2014 he studied Appplied Physics in the School of Applied Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.). As an undergraduate student he participated in the International School of Plasma Physics and Technology orginized by the University of Thessaly , Volos in 2009. He completed and defended his Diploma Thesis on Phase Coexistance in Double-Band Quantum Order Parametres in FeSn in September 2014. As a piano student since 1998, he participated in the annual concerts of the School of Music until 2006. Since January 2008 he is a member of the Mixed Choir of the N.T.U.A.. From Decenber 2008 to June 2010 he attended seminar courses on "Techniques on Choral and Orchestral Conducting" as well as the respective masterclasses (September 2013, March 2014 and September 2015) hosted by the City of Athens Music Ensembles and lectured by conductor-composer Michalis Economou, musical director of the City of Athens Symphonic Orchestra, former principle director of the Qatar Philarmonic Orchestra and artistic director of the Music Department of the National Technical University of Athens. As part of the seminar, he conducted the City of Athens Symphonic Orchestra and the N.T.U.A. Choir in summer concerts. As a member of the Choir he has participated in many concerts given in Athens (Concert Hall, Herodus Atticus Odeon et.al.) as well as abroad (Doha - Qatar). He has also accompanied on the piano both the choir and individual vocal soloists - including members of the National Opera House in numerous artistic events and concerts hosted by the University and other organizations. In addition to the previously mentioned, he has given piano recitals and collaborated with instrumental ensembles both inside and outside the University. He has completed his military obligations with the Hellenic Army and currently he is a postgraduate student at the Keyborad Department of Birmingham Conservatoire where he studies the Piano with Daniel Browell and Robert Markham amd has already participated in numerous concerts and copmetitions.
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