Kosmas Lapatas

piano, composer
biography

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 with David Mellor, Ian Shepherd, Graham Cochrane, Bob Dennis, Bruce Miller and Bobby Owsinski.

I have attended numerous masterclasses in Piano Teaching, Technique and Pedagogy with Dmitri Toufexis, Elena Traganas, George Hatzinikos, Sontraud Speidel, Vera Nosina, Eleonora Tkach, Laura Valois, Edna Golandsky, Seymour Bernstein, Graham Fitch, Alan Fraser, László Gyimesi, Robert Estrin, Josh Wright, Sarah Wells, and Orchestra and Choir Conducting with George Hatzinikos, Phoebos Papadopoulos and Anastasios Symeonidis.

I also attended classes in School Pedagogy with Claire Brooks, Sonic Arts with Stephen Whittington, Computer Composition with Peter Whincop, Early Music with Thomas Kelly & Craig Wright, Modern and Post-modern Music with Michael Cuthbert & Brian Robison, Performance Practice with Jonathan Coopersmith & David Ludwig, Philosophy & Aesthetics with Miltiades Gikas, History, Art and Film with Nick Falagas, Christof Gassenschmidt & Elizabeth Langridge, Literature, Poetry and Drama with Dionysis Psilopoulos.

My teachers were pupils of iconic classical musicians such as Adele Marcus, Alberto Guerrero, Alberto Neuman, Alexander Brailowsky, Branka Musulin, Carl Orff, Clifford Curzon, George Enescu, Geza Anda, Gyorgy Sebok, Igor Markevitch, Ivan Moravec, Jacob Leteiner, James Tocco, John Ogdon, Lev Naumov, Lev Vlassenko, Mieczysław Horszowski, Nadia Boulanger, Nina Svetlanova, Paul Badura Skoda, Paul Hindemith, Rosina Lhevinne, Rudolf Serkin, Ruth Slenczynska, Yonty Solomon, Yvonne Hubert, and Yvonne Messiaen.

I have written several theses on Piano Teaching, Music Technology and Music Therapy and I have recorded classical piano works as well as my own compositions for ONErpm. 

I have been awarded 1st Prizes in Piano and Composition, the Music Education Initiative award and the Honorary Conducting award. 

I am Head of Piano at KEMA, 4DSV and IPSYPE and Head of Musicology at EKPSPSY.

I have taught at pretisgious public and private schools, colleges, conservatoires and institutions all over Athens. 

I have given recitals in all major Greek theaters, concert halls & cultural centers, and concerts at the international festivals Nefele, Art4More, Argos and Diadromes. 

I am the founder of the Holistic Piano Pedagogy method, the founder of Trio & Duo Dromoi and the founder of Summer Camp, Winter Piano Seminar, Piano Open Day, Piano Playing Class and Piano Masterclass held in Glyfada-Greece. 

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 

Since 1995 I have devoted myself exclusively to teaching the piano to children, teen and adults.

Complete list of tutors: http://kosmaslapatastutors.pen.io






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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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