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Georgios Filadelfefs

Singer/Tenor

Biography


Date of birth:
1979, Athens – Greece

Education:
1993 – 1997 - National Music School of Greece “M. Kalomiris”– Athens - piano
1998 – 2004 – National Academy of Music “P.Vladigerov” – Sofia – piano /Bachelor and Master/
2004 – 2006 – National Academy of Music “P.Vladigerov” – Sofia – opera singing

Piano teachers:
- Irena Beka – Athens
- Maria Cherogiorgiou – Sigara – Athens
- Prof. Jenny Zacharieva – Sofia

Vocal teachers:
- Anna – Maria Karkania – Athens
- Maria Koromadzou – Athens
- Stoyan Kisjov – Sofia
- Svilen Raichev – Sofia
- Konstantin Karapetrov – Sofia


In 2004 Georgios Filadelfefs made his opera debut in the part of Cavaradossi - "Tosca" of G.Puccini. Later he had sang the leading roles in:
- "Capuleti i Monteki" - V.Bellini – Rousse Opera House - Tebaldo
- "Don Pasquale" - G.Donizetti – Rousse Opera House, Tour in Switzerland - Ernesto
- “Cavalleria Rusticana” – P. Mascagni – Varna and Bourgas Opera Houses – Turridu
- “Pagliacci” - R. Leoncavallo – Varna Opera house - Canio
- “Tosca” – G. Puccini – State Opera Stara Zagora - Cavaradossi
- “Boris Godunov” – M. Musorgsky (the role of Prince Shujsky) – Varna Opera
- "Destiny for two" - Al.Josifov (world pre miere) – Sofia National Opera - Maeda
- “Die Fledermaus” – J. Strauss – Rousse Opera House - Alfred
- “Azis and Galatea” – G. Handel – Sofia - Azis

- “Boheme” – G. Puccini – Sofia Music Theater - Rodolfo
- “Romeo et Juliette” – Ch. Gounod - Romeo
- "Traviata" - G. Verdi - Alfredo

Oratorio and Symphonies:
- "Messiah"- Handel - Rousse Opera Orchestra
- Symphony no9 - L.van Beethoven with the Sofia Simfonieta orchesta
- Cantata BWV 147 – J. S. Bach – 15th Salon des Arts –Sofia
- "Carmina Burana"& "Catulli Carmina" - C. Orff - Varna and Rousse Opera House,
Tour in Belgium and Netherlands - 2011

Soloist of Philharmonic orchestras:
Iash philharmonic, Athens municipality orchestra, Cyprus philharmonic, The Sofia Music Theater Orchestra and also the Philharmonics of
Pleven, Plovdiv, Vidin, Rousse, Razgrad, Dobrich, Sliven, Shoumen, Bourgas, Yambol, Simfonieta Sofia, Mozart chamber orchestra (Sofia), Tutti Soli Chamber Collegium, Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine State Orchestra.

Festivals:
- Sofia Music Weeks – L. van Beethoven – Concerto no3

- “D. Nenov”, Razgrad – P. I. Tchaikovsky – Concerto no1
- “Katya Popova” – Pleven – S. Rachmanninov – Concerto no2
- Sofia Music Weeks – G. Handel – “Messiah” – tenor part
- Varna Summer Festival – “Boris Godunov” – Prince Shujsky
- “Boris Hristov” – Sofia – Singing recital with piano
- “Manolis Kalomoiris” Festival in Samos
- Sofia Music Weeks – Khachaturian - piano concerto
- Plovdiv - Chamber music festival
- “Operosa” Festival - “Romeo et Juliette” – Ch. Gounod - Romeo

Other events:
- 2009 – Concert tour in Germany (as a singer).
- 2010 and 2011 Concert tours in Spain and Portugal as a soloist of Simphonieta Orchestra of Sofia, Volgograd Orchestra and State Ukraine Orchestra with programs including arias, Italian canzonettes and Spanish songs also Tchaikovsky – Piano concerto n.1, S.Rachmaninoff – Piano concerto n.2 and Rhapsodie on themes of Paganini E.Grieg – Piano concerto.
- From 2002 he collaborates with Bulgarian pianist Valentina Vassileva with whom they performed many different programs of various repertoire, including old arias, Lieder, canzonets, opera arias, Spanish songs, Songs (Bellini, De Falla, Schubert), cycles for voice and piano etc.
- In 2008 George Filadelfefs surprised the critics with his mono-spectacle “MEDITERRANEO” performed in Rousse opera house.
- In 2011 he made concert in Pereas Open Theater of Athens in memoriam of the famous greek singer Sofia Vebo

Piano Competitions:
• 1996 – National Competition for young pianists of Greece – First Prize
• 1997 – International Competition for Instrumentalists “The Music and The Earth ” - Sofia – Second prize
• 1998 - National Competition "Maurice Saltiel" - Greece - First Prize
• 1999 - Scolarship of "Gina Bachauer" Foundation
• 2000 - International Competition "Grand Prix Maria Callas" – Greece - Second Prize
• 2001 - International Competition "Seiler" – Sofia - First Prize
• 2003 - Competition for piano duo "Yamaha" – Sofia - Second Prize

In 2002 Georgios Filadelfefs obtain a medal from the Mayor of Athens for his musical activities.

Repertoire:
- 28 piano concertos.
- 19 operas from different periods.
- Old arias, Lieder, Canzonets, cycles for voice and piano.

He gave concerts in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Hungary, Serbia, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Spain.

Important concert halls:

Megaron, Pallas – Athens; Aristoteleion – Salonika; Palau de la Musica — Barcelona; Auditorio Nacional — Madrid; “Bulgaria” Concert hall-Sofia; “Ferenz Liszt” chamber hall - Budapest, Nish Open Theater - Serbia, Teatro de la Zarzuela - Madrid, Nikosia theater - Cyprus etc.

Languages:
English, French, Italian and Bulgarian.



The most important events for 2011 :
• He sang two operas in one evening - “Cavalleria rusticana” - Turridu and “Pagliacci” - Canio in Varna Opera House conducted by Francesco Lanzilotta;
• He made tour in Belgium and Netherlands with “Carmina Burana” and “Catulli Carmina” - C.Orf. International opera production conducted by Nayden Todorov, director - Marianne Berglöf and choreographer - Martin Sommerlatte;
• Except roles of Turridu in “Cavalleria rusticana” and Canio in “Pagliacci” he sang Rodolfo - “La Boheme”, Cassio - “Otello”, Cavaradossi - “Tosca”, Alfredo Germont - “La Traviata”, Alfred - “Die Fledermaus”, Rodolphe - “Wilhelm Tell”, W. A. Mozart – Requiem;
• He made recital with the songs of V. Bellini for voice and piano with Valentina Vassileva-piano;
• Concert - In memoriam of the famoust Greek singer Sofia Vembo - Veakeio Open Theater – Athens with Valentina Vassileva-piano;
• He played Tchaikovsky – Piano concerto n.1, S. Rachmaninoff – Piano concerto n.2 and Rhapsodie on theme of Paganini and E. Grieg – Piano concerto in Auditorio Nacional de Musica – Madrid, Palau de la Musica Catalana – Barcelona, Teatro de la Zarzuela - Madrid and Lissabon;
• He participated in a concert with Arias and Italian Canzonets in Palau de la Musica – Barcelona;