The charmer of the keys
He has won international recognition as an extremely gifted artist, classical pianist, a performer of music of the 19th and 20th centuries. He is also being recognized for his skills in synthesis, and for his improvisations.
Vasilis Tsampropoulos was characterized as a child – miracle, as he became an international music competition award winner at the age of ten. He graduated from the National Conservatory of Athens whe he was 15 years old and continued his studies with a scholarship by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, to the Conservatory of Paris, to the International Academy of Salzburg and to the Julliard School in New York. He studied next to Rudolf Serkin and Tatiana Nikolayeva.
After his distinction in major international competitions, international career began with appearances in music centers and festivals throughout Europe. The critics have recognized him as a genuine and refreshing performer of romantic music, while being internationally characterized as one of the leading European pianists of his generation.
The wideness of this repertoire, more than one hundred projects, ranging in time from the pre-classical period to the modern musical pursuits of our century, while the centerpiece of his repertoire are works by Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Bach and compositions of the Russian school, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and the Prokovief.
His work of the Twelve Preludes, for piano, was composed for the premier pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, who expressed his admiration for the sound and the masterly skills of the composer. Besides the piano pieces he has written projects for violin, cello, orchestra and various instrumental ensembles.
Vasilis Tsampropoulos lives with his family in Athens.