Giorgos Samoilis

Violist

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Biografie

Giorgos Samoilis Half Greek half Venezuelan, Giorgos was born in Athens. He received his first violin lessons at the age of seven from Mirela Papa.

In 1997 he moved to Thessaloniki where he continued his violin lessons at the state conservatory of Thessaloniki and at the Synchrono Conservatorium of Thessaloniki with Dimitris Chandrakis and Mikis Michaelides receiving his violin diploma in January 2006 with a special award for outstanding performance.

In 2007 he continued his studies in Vienna with Regina Brandstaetter and Sylvia Viertel.

After getting interested in historically informed performance practice Giorgos moved to the Netherlands in 2010 where he studied baroque violin at the Conservatory of Utrecht with Antoinette Lohmann obtaining his bachelors in 2014 and his masters in 2016.

 

He has worked with many baroque orchestras like Holland Baroque, Furus musicus, La Sfera Armoniosa, Il Pomo d’ Oro, Musica Poetica, Concerto Amsterdam, Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, PRJCT Amsterdam–baroque orchestra by Maarten Engeltjes, Armonia Atenea, Latinitas Nostra.

As a soloist and member of ensembles he has given concerts in halls like Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Tivoli Fredenburg, Champs-Élysées, Mozarteum, Theater an der Wien, Bayreuth Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Megaro-The Athens Concert Hall, Cultural Center Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

He has performed in Greece, Austria, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Portugal.