Our teaching staff is comprised of highly skilled professionals with years of experience in teaching. You can read about each of them and learn more about their background and experience, their area of expertise and teaching methods.
|Languages of teaching:||English & Greek|
Yiannis studied guitar in Greece, Italy, Ireland and The Netherlands at the Athenaeum Conservatory, Academia Chigiana, DIT College of Music and Drama, Royal Conservatory of The Hague next to D. Svintridis, E. Assimakopoulos, O. Ghiglia, John Feeley and Z. Dukic. He has taken part in master classes with R. Dyens, D. Russell, V. Mikulka, G. Ryan, C. Marchione, N. Koshkin, R. Gallen, A. York, M. Masters, A. Swete and Sir R. R. Bennett. Yiannis regularly performs both solo and chamber music recitals and gives master classes and lectures throughout Europe. His most recent Tour dates have taken him to Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Serbia, Cyprus, Republic of Ireland, Austria and Greece. He has performed as a soloist with the Orchestra of the Public Conservatory of Thessaloniki. In 2002 he was awarded with the First Prize in the National Competition of Veroia, dedicated to Dimitri Fampas. In 2010, he won First Prize in the International Music Competition of the Faculty of Applied Arts in Dublin, a competition open to all instrumentalists. During the same year, Yiannis was a finalist in the International Guitar Competition in Berlin and in the Second World Guitar Competition in Novi Sad, Serbia. In 2012, the prolific Greek composer, Theodore Antoniou, composed his second concerto for guitar and string quintet or Orchestra especially for Yiannis. The world premiere was held with Yiannis as a soloist at the chamber music festival organized by the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in 2013. Yiannis is based in The Hague and teaches guitar at the Virtuosi School of Music of the Hague. For more information about Yiannis as both a performer and teacher please visit: http://www.yiannisgiagourtas.com