Kosmas Lapatas

piano
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I STUDIED Classical and Modern Piano with Dmitri Toufexis, Marcos Alexiou and George Tryfonas, Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue with Petros Ristas, Telemach Tatsis, John Christofillos and Vassili Dellios, Musicology with Dmitri Toufexis, Danae Kara, Tatiana Papageorgiou, Effie Minakoulis, Stavros Beris, Marios Molandonis, Theodore Charalambopoulos, John Anastasakis, Christine Tokatlian, Natalie Tsaldarakis, Leslie Jones, Dahlgren Ekonomides, Timothy Ward and Music Technology, Music Production and Computer Composition with Peter Whincop, David Mellor, Ian Shepherd, Graham Cochrane, Bob Dennis, Bruce Miller and Bobby Owsinski and Music Therapy, Healing & Wellness with Katrina McFerran, Mary Lane & Annette Philip.

I have attended numerous MASTERCLASSES in Piano Literature, Technique, Technology, Performance & Pedagogy with Michael Shinn, Elena Traganas, Edna Golandsky, Hannah Creviston, George Hatzinikos, Sontraud Speidel, Vera Nosina, Eleonora Tkach, Laura Valois, Sarah Wells, Seymour Bernstein, Graham Fitch, Alan Fraser, László Gyimesi, Robert Estrin, Josh Wright,  Bill Hilton, Dan Trueman, as well as Orchestral and Choir Conducting with George Hatzinikos, Phoebos Papadopoulos and Anastasios Symeonidis. 

I have taken CLASSES in School Pedagogy with Claire Brooks, Sonic Arts with Stephen Whittington, Early Music with Thomas Kelly & Craig Wright, Modern and Post-modern Music with Michael Cuthbert & Brian Robison, Music Business, Technology & Production with Jay LeBoeuf, Terry Pender, Luke Harrald, Jordan Hochenbaum & Darko Velichkovski, Music Sociology with Marcel Cobussen & Sebastian Ruth, Philosophy & Aesthetics with Miltiades Gikas, History, Art and Film with Nick Falagas, Christof Gassenschmidt & Elizabeth Langridge, Literature, Poetry and Drama with Dionysis Psilopoulos.

I have RECORDED classical piano masterpieces by Albeniz, Albinoni, Bach, Barber, Bartok, Beethoven, Berio, Bernstein, Bizet, Busoni, Chopin, Gershwin, Ginastera, Grainger, Granados, Grieg, Griffes, Ligeti, Liszt, Medtner, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Satie, Scarlatti, Schoenberg, Scriabin, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky, contemporary classical, crossover, minimalist and film works by Barch, Batalha, Batsford, Bjork, Brown, Byers, Darling, Elfferich, Filus, Frahm, Gao, Gradanti, Hahl, Hansen, Isikli, Jalbert, Karle, Kerwin, Krivtsov, Kuzmenko, Mallardi, Mansell, Martin, Menken, Morel, Mozetich, Naborshchikov, Nizamov, Orenburgsky, Orlando, Piritore, Slonimsky, Snow, Solbas, Spanoudakis, Steppe, Stevens, Takemitsu, Theodossiou, Wilkins etc. as well as my own compositions, which range from minimal to electronic to the most dense contrapuntal avant-garde orchestral.

I have received AWARDS in Piano Performance, Music Composition, Music Education and Ensemble Conducting. 

I have TAUGHT at prestigious public and private schools, colleges, conservatoires, orphanages and institutions for infants, children, adolescents and adults all over Athens. 

I have PERFORMED in all major Greek theaters, concert halls, cultural centers and international festivals.  

I am a avid PROMOTER of Early, Film & Minimalist Music and affiliated with AMS, EPTA, GSME, HeJMEC, IAC, ISPCI, ISPME, MPG, NAfME and NEMA.

I have been INTERVIEWED by Daily Post, Huffington Post, Pulse, Career, Kathimerini, Classical Buzz, Orange Twist etc.

Since 1995 I have devoted myself to TEACHING the piano to infants, children, adolescents and adults.


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Short Profile

NameLapatas, Kosmas
Born inGreece, Europe
Home LocationGlyfáda, Greece
Main languageGreek, Modern (1453-)
Additional languages English 
Reviews
ANTONY SKELLAS
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"''There are thoudands of pianists outhere, but only a handful of natural born teachers...''"
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MARCOS ALEXIOU
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"Kosmas is a highly skilled educator who inspires and leads his students to capture the true essence of teaching: experience that transcends to the highest form of art."
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MEROPE KONTENTOS
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"''He is a unique teaching talent, not limited to the boundaries of his country. His immense love for children and music has taken him to a whole other level."
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ERICA TRENT
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"''He possesses an exceptional, expressive and poetic depth and an overall astonishing musicianship.''"
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ERIK TAWASTJERNA
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""His interpretations range from sensual, lyrical and emotional, to dynamic, intense and riveting.""
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DANAE KARA
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""He has a solid musical foundation, talent, love and dedication to music, comfort and transmissibility with children, young people and mature students.''"
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JOHN ANDRIANOPOULOS
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"He has deep musical training, talent, personality and boundless energy. He always manages to surprises with his innovative teaching methods stemming from his absolute love and devotion to children, music and education. On a daily basis, he expands his knowledge on piano pedagogy, composition and music technology, music history, research and musicology, biography and discography. He is equally able to teach from toddlers up to the highest musical institutions."
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GRETCHEN MINEMI
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"Mr K. Lapatas is industrious, intelligent, and fully enthusiastic. He is considerate, extremely patient and with a real ability to listen and solve complex problems. His overall educational and working background shows a genuine love for children, music and education. All in all, he is loyal, hard-working, talented and with a true dedication to his profession."
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GIANNA TZANOUKAKI
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"Mr Lapatas has excellent teaching and communication skills and has a great rapport with different students and different age groups. He is flexible to accommodate any students' needs and provide them with creative teaching approaches. He is flexible, adaptive, reliable, enthusiastic, positive and very creative. He is well-mannered with a great sense of humour and he is a team player."
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Transit
 ''Exotic shimmer, seething haze, moments of pondering and melancholy reversed into blissful states of togetherness'',
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The Planets
 ''Luminous, gloomy, dark, distant, dreamy, cold, this is a condensed electronic landscape, of celestial, sonic beauty'',
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Romanos Resort
 ''Euphoric, melodic and uplifting, as well as limitless, uncensored emotion'',
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Psychedelic Visions
 ''Mystic, magical, and hypnotizing; absolutely mind-flipping'',
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Insanity
 ''The most intellectual and provocative avant-garde score I have heard since The Cell'',
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In The Tunnel
 ''Ambient moments of ecstatic release and a film scoring that would put the lord of the ring to shame'',
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Flight
 ''Mellifluous, simple and hypnotic, you can only surrender to his magic'',
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City Of Robots
 ''Incredibly deep, rich and realistic, beautiful and authentic; simple but incredibly transporting'',
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Extraterrestrial
 ''Eclectic, artistic, darkly mysterious and demonic'',
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