Tuesday 23rd of June 2016 drinks from 6:30pm, for 7:00pm concert star
Parry Rooms, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Rd, London, SW7 2BS
Irene Konsta, soprano
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, bass
Monika Dhamo, violin
Mirela Ruci, cello
Victoria - Fjoralba Kiazimi, piano
UNESCO awarded Panagiotis Karousos is Greek-Canadian composer who brings to his music the philosophy and spiritualism of the Greek classics.
He did many concerts in Canada and USA with his Symphony No.1 “Liberty”, and Symphony No.2 “Olympic” with Astoria Symphony, the FACE Symphony Orchestra, the OSJL-L Symphony Orchestra and the Monteregie Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestros Silas Nathaniel Huff, Andre Gauthier, Theodora Stathopoulos and Luc Chaput. The Piano Concerto was presented with pianist Nathalie Joncas under UNESCO auspices in the Montreal Popular Concerts series in Montreal’s Maurice Richard Arena to an audience of 5000 people. The Olympic Flame choir was presented with the Symphony Orchestra and the Choir of Gunst wat'n Kunst at Hague, Holland, with maestro R. Pylarinos. The opera Alexander the Great presented in Montreal at the Montreal Notre Dame Basilica, in Chicago Illinois conducted by David Stech, in North Carolina Theatre under the direction of Grant Gilman, and in Toronto at P.C. Ho Theater Cultural Center of Toronto with the Sneak Peak Symphony Orchestra of Toronto University and soloists under the direction of maestro Victor Cheng. The opera Prometheus represented in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC. From 2013 he did major presentations of Prometheus in Ancient Greek Theaters (Epidaurus, Messina, Ancient Agora), and the National Archeological Meseum of Greece. In 2014 Prometheus presented with bass Vasilis Asimakopoulos in the United Nations and in Mamie Fay auditorium of New York under the auspices of UNESCO. His Symphony No.4 “Earth” premiered with City of Athens Symphony Orchestra with maestro Eleftherios Kalkanis.
His Liederabend and chamber music was presented in Berlin from pianist Theodosia Ntokou and musicians from Berliner Camerata with impressed reviews in 2015.
In 2016 he presented the opera Olympic Flame at Lincoln Center in New York with soloists and orchestra under the direction of Jestin Pieper, and Prometheus at La Sorbonne University in Paris with soloists from the National Opera of Greece.
The Greek National Radio Television did many profiles on him and broadcasted live his works with some of the most talented artists of opera and classical music.