contemporary music, athens
christos sakellaridis pianist
Christos Sakellaridis was born in Athens, Greece. After completing his studies in Greece, he enrolled at the F. Liszt Academy in Budapest, with professors A. Kemenes, and I. Lantos, graduating with honors with an artist’s and teacher’s Diploma. During his studies, he had a scholarship from the A. Onassis Foundation. He also attended masterclasses by renowned pianists, such as L. Vlassenko, K. Katsaris, L. Berman, and K. Kommerling in Salzburg as well as R. Jansen for lieder accompaniment.
Christos has been performing with his wife, B. Pincetic, as a piano duo, in prestigious halls across Europe.
In 2003, he won the first prize at the H.E.L.E.X.P.O. chamber music competition and in 2007 was laureate with Pincetic-Sakellaridis piano duo, in the ''E. Grieg'' competition for two pianos, in Oslo.
A keen performer of contemporary music, he is a member of the Ergon Ensemble, since 2011. An collaborative pianist, he was a chamber music coach at the Music Department of the Ionian University and for four years, repetiteur of the Ballet Company at the Greek National Opera.
In addition to performing, Christos is very interested in new technologies used for performance and composition. He writes music for other media, especially for contemporary dance and video art.