An afternoon with...
OFFICIAL CLOSING LUNCHEON
Alexandros Kyriakopoulos Georgopoulos
He was born in Athens, but grew up on Kythera where he attended the three-teacher Primary School of Karvounades. Eighteen years later, he is a graduate with a bilingual International Baccalaureate (IB) and attained a scholarship to study Music at Deree College, the American College of Greece.
Alexandros began piano lessons at the age of five with piano teacher Eleni Kokolaki. One year later, he began a complete cycle of musical studies at the Anagennisi music school on Kythera. His rapid and successful development compelled him to continue his efforts in Athens. He became a regular student of the Department of Harmonization of the School of Higher Theoretical Studies with Fotis Pappas while attending chamber music lessons with Antonis Manias at the Anagennisi Conservatory in Aegaleo. He continued his music theory studies of Counterpoint with Giorgos Minas. In January 2016 he was awarded a Harmony Degree with Distinction and in the same year he received a distinction for Grade 8 piano in the Royal Schools of Music examinations. In the same year he also participated in a Master Class at the Thessaloniki Piano Festival. In April 2018 Alexandros was awarded his Diploma of Music (piano) from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
Alexandros’ piano instruction - after his departure from Kythera - continued in Athens with Neville Jason Fahy and Dr Ala Halapsi. For the past four years he has been studying piano with distinguished musician, conductor and pedagogue Dimitris Toufexis. In June 2018 Alexandros performed a special artistic tribute in memory of Mrs Nicola David Pinedo on the historical stage at Parnassos Hall, Athens, at the launch of the NGO AURORA dedicated to promoting research into the treatment of haematological diseases. In July 2018 Alexandros performed at the Zeidoros Arts Centre in Kapsali, Kythera and in August 2018 he received a scholarship to attend the Oxford Piano Festival.
The development and progress of Alexandros in the sensitive and disciplined domain of Music reveals a highly endowed youth with the potential to develop into an accomplished and successful artist.