Alexandros Giovanos, Percussion
Alexandros Giovanos, born in Athens, is recognized as one of the most active, experienced and renowned up and coming solo percussionists in Berlin’s contemporary music scene. His engagements have included performances under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Jurowsky, and Craig Leon. Moreover, he has appeared with the Karajan-Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, the Berlin Camerata, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, and almost all major Greek orchestras.
Alexandros Giovanos has been a guest at numerous New Music festivals, including Intonations – The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, Infektion! Ultraschall Berlin, Berlin Atonal, KONTAKTE Biennal for Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art, the Silk Road Festival, Klangwerkstatt Berlin, the Pafos Aphrodite Festival in Cyprus, the Berlin Art Week, Pulse – Außen: Stadtmusik, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Israel Festival, the Kalamata International Dance Festival, the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, the Saronic Chamber Music Festival, and IPEW in Croatia. He is a founding member of the Opera Lab Berlin and is a percussionist with the Leondari Ensemble. He has released CDs with unitedberlin, KNM Berlin and other ensembles.
Alexandros Giovanos has won numerous competitions and was regarded as one of the top graduates of the Athens Conservatory before completing his master’s degree at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music with professors Biao Li, Rainer Seegers, and Franz Schindlbeck, also with highest marks. He is sponsored by the Alexander Onassis Foundation.
Photography: Konstantinos Theodoropoulos
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.alexandrosgiovanos.com
Works by Janacék, Veress, Holliger, Enescu, Schulhoff and Bartók
Maia Cabeza, Violin - Zoltán Fejérvári, Piano - Alexandros Giovanos, Percussion