Alexandros Kapelis - Pianist
“A virtuoso of the keyboard without any concession to the public nor to decadent sentimentality” (Diari de Balears, Spain), “an artist of unquestionable artistic maturity” (Estia, Greece), and “possessing an undeniable temperamental vein” (El Porvenir, Mexico), Alexandros Kapelis was born in Lima, Peru, of a Greek father and a Peruvian mother. He spent time in both Peru and Greece during his formative years and grew up with the advantages of a dual heritage. At the age of 20 he moved to New York, where early in his career he was recognized by the International Press Service (IPS) as “one of the most promising young classical musicians of any nationality working in New York today.”
Later on he met Martha Argerich and lived in Brussels for three years next to the great pianist, where they forged a friendship and mentoring relationship. Today, Alexandros Kapelis has performed in venues that include Lincoln Center and the United Nations in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, the Chicago Cultural Center, Cadogan Hall in London, the Salle Cortot and UNESCO in Paris, the Musei Capitolini in Rome, and the Athens Megaron. He has appeared in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Malta and the Middle East, as well as the United States, Mexico, South America, and a recent debut tour of Japan.
As a soloist, Kapelis’ highlights include appearances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Camerata Italica, as well as the foremost orchestras in his native Greece. In addition, he has performed concertos and chamber music with ensembles of musicians from the Philharmonia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic...
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