Tsabropoulos in concert
Robert Schumann

Tsabropoulos in concert

Vassilis Tsabropoulos

Label: MSO
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917459821
Catalog number: MSO 002
- a rare live recital recording by the acclaimed composer, pianist and conductor Vassilis Tsabropoulos in piano works of Beethoven and Schumann 
A rare live-recital recording by the internationally acclaimed composer, pianist and conductor Vassilis Tsabropoulos. A virtuoso pianist, a versatile musician, Tsabropoulos, was introduced in the international scene mainly as a composer through his deeply imaginative and intellectual music for piano, recorded successfully since 2000 by the German label ECM records. In this rare recording, presented by the new founded classic label MSO records, Vassilis Tsabropoulos explores the late Bagatelles op.126 of Beethoven and the colorful Davidsbündlertänze of Schumann. His playing combines a remarkable sense of simplicity and warmth,  without exaggerations in the musical expression, an approach quite familiar on his own music.

Vassilis Tsabropoulos

Vassilis Tsabropoulos, who is considered to be one of the greatest Greek pianists, is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, conductor and composer. Since 2000 he is an artist of ECM Records label and he has toured in Europe several times playing concerts. His unique solo piano releases, “Akroasis”, and “The Promise” are inward-looking albums and “Chants, Hymns and Dances” an international cross-cultural success. As The Times wrote: "Tsabropoulos is one of those rare musicians who is equally at home in both the classical and the jazz worlds".  Vassilis Tsabropoulos once described the making of different kinds of music as an aesthetic imperative, a conviction embodied in his ECM discography.

A prodigy, was winning music competitions from the age of ten, and after graduating from the Athens National Conservatory, continued his studies on an Aristotle Onassis Scholarship at the Paris Conservatory, the Salzburg Academy and the Julliard School. Tsabropoulos was an early achiever, winning the UNICEF competition. His distinctions and awards are too many and many are his collaborations with orchestras in Europe, performing an ever-expanding repertoire in both recitals and concertos. He has taken the stage with Europe's several important orchestras including among others the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Stockholm Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, Budapest Chamber Orchestrate, Sofia Philharmonic, Italy Radio Orchestra etc. His repertoire varies from Bach to Beethoven and Chopin to Prokoviev. As a pianist he is highly effective in Russian music, particularly in Rachmaninoff. He has made his first USA tour in October 2004 with a significant critical and popular success. Pick of his career is his performances with London Philharmonia and Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy in piano concertos of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.

Vassilis Tsabropoulos is the Honorary President of the Sergei Rachmaninov Greek Society. He is also the Founder, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Athens, which is under the aegis of the Archbishopo of Athens and all of Greece, Ieronymos II, and he is the Artistic Director of the Sacred Music Festival of the Radio Station of the Church of Greece.