Konstantinos Destounis (b.1991 in Athens) is regarded as one of the most prominent Greek artists of his generation. He is a prizewinner in many international piano competitions, most notably ‘Grand Prix Maria Callas’ in Athens, ‘Southern Highlands’ in Canberra, ‘Giorgos Thimis’ in Thessaloniki and the Bremen European Piano Competition. As the winner of Greece’s national competition, he represented his country at ‘Eurovision Young Musicians’ in Vienna. His numerous awards also include the ‘Gina Bachauer’ Piano Prize of the Spanish association ‘World in Harmony’, the ‘Young Artist Prize’ of the Greek Drama and Music Critics Association, the UNESCO Gold Medal and the ‘Mykoniou’ Prize of the Academy of Athens (Order of Letters and Fine Arts).
Konstantinos Destounis has recorded 4 CDs. His world première recording of Theodore Antoniou’s complete piano works has been released by Naxos’ series ‘Grand Piano’ and has received praising reviews by various music journals, including ‘Gramophone’. Konstantinos’ performing career has led him to prestigious venues across Europe and Australia, such as Royal Albert Hall and St. John’s Smith Square in London, Opera ‘La Fenice’ in Venice, Llewellyn Hall in Canberra, Glocke Saal in Bremen, Athens Megaron, Thessaloniki Megaron. As a soloist he has performed with the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Athens State Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Greek Radio National Orchestra, UK Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, Murcia Symphony Orchestra and many more orchestras.
After graduating from the Hellenic Conservatory and the University of Macedonia in Greece, he went on to receive a master’s degree at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and an artist diploma at the Royal College of Music in London. He also completed a doctoral course at the Royal College; his research focused on Theodore Antoniou’s piano works in the context of Greek contemporary piano repertoire. He has been a scholar of the Onassis Foundation and the Thessaloniki Friends of Music Association.
During 2017/18 and 2018/19 he taught Bachelor students at the Royal College of Music in London. In September 2019 he settled in Athens; currently he teaches at the Athens Conservatoire, the Hellenic Conservatory and the National Conservatory.
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