Alexandros Kapelis / piano
“A virtuoso of the keyboard without any concession to the public nor to decadent sentimentality” Diari de Balears, Spain
Recognized early in his career by the International Press Service (IPS) as “one of the most promising young classical musicians of any nationality working in New York today,” Alexandros Kapelis has gone on to perform in prominent venues such as the Lincoln Center in New York, the Chicago Art Institute and the Chicago Cultural Center, the Salle Cortot in Paris and the Musei Capitolini in Rome. As a soloist, Kapelis collaborated with distinguished orchestras including the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Monterrey Symphony (Mexico) and the Filarmónica de Lima (Peru). Engagements from last season include his debut with the Royal Philharmonic in London and a special New York appearance at the Dahesh Museum of Art, in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit on the legacy of Homer. On this last occasion, Kapelis premiered an unprecedented recital program surveying Greek history and mythology as a source of inspiration in the solo piano repertoire. He has also been the conductor of Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare at the Ernen Musikdorf Festival in Switzerland and has gone on to conduct Bach and Mozart piano concertos from the keyboard.