Elena Lazaretou

piano
biography
 Ι was born in Athens, Greece and studied piano at the "Nikos Skalkotas" Conservatory. In 1998  Ι received my first piano diploma and in 2000 the second one, both with distinction and first price.
  After being awarded with the "Onassis Foundation" scholarship (2001) Ι studied Postgraduate for solo piano and chamber music  at the "Mozarteum" University of Salzburg, Austria.
  Ι continued my studies at the Vienna University of music "Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst".
  As a soloist I first appeared at the "Parnassos" music Hall in Athens (1997). After that I performed many concerts arround Europe.
I have taken part at the "Kyrvia" and "Kornaria" Festivals in Creete, in Philippos Nakas Festival by playing works for violin and piano, as long as in the International Porto Heli Festival with woodwind trio, (flute, clarinet, bassoon ).
  I have collaborated with the "Mozarteum" chamber orchestra.
 Since 2010 I am a member of the Harmonia Misturata Trio. With  percussionist Carlos Menendez and bassist Yoel Soto we blend famous classical works with the traditional afrocuban rhythms.
We have performed in many concert halls in Athens and in Munich.
  A special part of my pianistic activity is contemporary music.In 2000 I interpreted worlds first the piece "Cellisimo" for cello and piano by the composer Michael Travlos at the "Goethe" Institute Concert Hall. Since then I has performed many works by new Greek composers.
  In 2012 I recorded a cd with chamber music works of the Greek composer Yola Voutsina for the book "Music Rain" published by Cambia editions.
 In December 2014 I recorded the piece: "Seven Pictures" for solo piano by the composer Spyros Mazis for the "Contemporary Corfiot Composers" cd. The presentation took place in "Megaron" Athens Concert Hall.

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NameLazaretou, Elena
Born inGreece, Europe
Main languageGreek, Modern (1453-)
Additional languages English,  German 
attended UniversitiesMozarteum-Salzburg- Austria, Universitaet der Musik und darstellende Kunst-Wien
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