Presented by the NYUAD Music Program
An Evening of Piano with Ioannis Potamousis and Guest Pianist Matthew Quayle
Piano ConcertPast Event
Featuring works by Mozart, Debussy, Hadjidakis, Ravel, and Liszt.
Virtuoso pianist Ioannis Potamousis presents an evening of Piano filled with extraordinary classical and romantic works for piano. Featuring solo works by Mozart, Debussy, Hadjidakis, Chatdjidakis and Liszt. Additionally Ioannis will perform a two-piano version of Ravel’s La Valse with pianist and composer Matthew Quayle.
Ioannis Potamousis described by the Pasatiempo as “New Colossus of the keys” is internationally acclaimed as a charismatic and passionate performer, known for his
captivating artistry and introspective, poetic expression.”_ wrote the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger of his performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto. “Great brilliance…unique atmosphere,” said the Cincinnati Post. The Gulf News wrote: “…It was worth just to listen to Potamousis play the Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody. As we watched the pianist lose himself, we too became mesmerized by the music which took our breath away….”, “…anyone should watch Potamousis in action- he is thunderous one moment, comedic the next, then delicate as air Potamousis”. Performances have taken him to important international venues in Europe and the Middle East as well as across North America. He has played at the Athens Concert Hall, the international summer festival and, on his recent Middle Eastern tour, to concert halls in Palestine, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The Dubai appearance included collaboration with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Dubai.
In New York, he has played in the Trinity Church Concert Series, the Mannes festival and at Steinway Hall, the Harvard Club and the Metropolitan Club. He has
performed concertos with New York’s New Amsterdam Symphony, the Collegium Musicum of Cologne, the Summit (New Jersey) Symphony, the Athens State
Orchestra, the New Jersey City Symphony Orchestra and the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra.
Ioannis Potamousis is a prizewinner of several international piano contests, including the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati (Silver Medal), the
International Piano Competition in Santa Fe, New Mexico (First prize) as well as the Beethoven Sonata Competition in Memphis. He holds degrees from
Musikhochschule Cologne, New York’s Mannes College of Music and Rutgers University, where he received a Doctorate of Musical Arts. Most recently, Ioannis
completed successfully a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Nottingham University. Currently, he is the Head of Keyboard Studies at Brighton College Abu
Dhabi as well as the co-founder of “Pollen-spreading the seeds of music”.
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