Andreas Kerkezos

Andreas Kerkezos

Andreas Kerkezos, a violin soloist, began his musical journey at the age of 7, performing various concertos by Vivaldi and Mozart in notable Athens concert halls with chamber orchestras. He pursued his studies in piano and violin at the Athens Conservatoire, founded in 1872, graduating with an 'Excellent and Highest Distinctions' diploma in piano under the guidance of Professor Dimitri Toufexis. His achievements include playing Rachmaninov’s 2nd concerto with the Brasov Philharmonic and the National Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Following his violin studies with Professor Apollon Gramatikopoulos, Andreas moved to the Graz University (KUG) to study in the class of Professor Priya Mitchel, and later pursued his Master's degree at MDW under Professor Albena Danailova. He also received tutelage from esteemed professors such as Christian Altenburger, Anton Sorokow, Maighread Mc Craan, and Boris Kuschnir.

Throughout his career, Andreas has collaborated with notable conductors including Andres Orozco Estrada, George Jackson, Christoph Koncz, Fuad Ibrahimov, Myron Michailidis, and Michael Economou. His performances have graced venues like the Vienna Konzerthaus, Musikverein, Florentinersaal, Stefaniensaal, Lendwirbel, and the Athens and Thessaloniki Megaron Concert Halls, as well as the Festival George Enescu and Festspielhaus-Baden-Baden, and major halls in Japan.

Additionally, Andreas has worked with distinguished musicians such as pianists Francesco Nicolosi, Maria Radutu, Dirk Mommertz, and Danae Dörken, cellist Benedict Klöckner, and violinists Edua Zadory and Priya Mitchel. His excellence has been recognized in various international violin competitions, winning the 1st Prize in Stresa, Italy (2019), the 1st Prize with Special Distinction for Excellent Performance at the 8th “Maria Herorgiorgou-Sigara” competition, 2nd place at “III North” in Stockholm (2018), and a Financial Prize at “CullerArts” in Spain. In November 2023, he was honored with a prize and a scholarship from the Athens Academy, under the presidency of Leonidas Kavakos.

Since 2018, he has been a regular collaborator with the Wiener KammerOrchester.