Christina Pandeli

Christina Panteli received her Piano Diploma with honors, first prize and a golden medal from The Athenaeum Conservatory, under the instruction of Theodore Kotepanos. She then pursued her studies in Paris, at the "Ecole Normale de musique de Paris - Alfred Cortot" where she earned the Diplome d’ Execution de Piano under the instruction of Edson Elias. She received the Wilson’s pianos scholarship and a scholarship from the Roosevelt University where she studied with Pavel Chesinsky and she earned the title of Master of Music in Piano Performance with honors. Through the participation in various seminars, she studied next to great pianist like Acquilles Delle Vigne, P. Badura Scoda, A. Della Rocha, F. Gevers, F. Moyer, M. Pressler.
She has given numerous solo recitals, both in Europe and USA (Salle Cortot – Paris, Salzburg, Geneuve, Rudolf Ganz Hall, Manden Hall – Chicago, Aspen Festival). She is often performing programs with a thematic content, such as Ballads of the romantic period, Mozart Sonatas Beethoven Sonatas, but also 20th century music.
On May 2011 she and S. Mavrommatis (sax- soloist) participated in the first festival of classical music (Pera music festival) in Istanbul (Turkey) representing their country.
She has also given a lot of chamber music concerts, many of them dedicated in 20th century music, as well as in contemporary Greek music. Important Greek composers often wrote and dedicated to her many of their works.
Christina Panteli has also performed as a soloist with the Symphonic Orchestra of Hellenic broadcasting, two concerts for piano and orchestra in one recital which was broadcasted live.
Her first recording, (Acroasis), for saxophone (S. Mavrommatis) and piano, was world-wide well received. They performed works of Greek composers which were dedicated to them.
Since 2006 she has been collaborating with the pianist Elena Christodoulou, creating a successful piano duo with numerous concerts in Greece and abroad, always receiving highly acclaimed comments on their accomplished and sensitive performances. Even though they hold a diverse repertoire from the piano duo literature, ranging from the Baroque era to 21st century, they often feel the need to interpret works by Greek composers, many of which have dedicated their works to them. In 2011 they were invited by the Greek Composers Union to give an honorary concert with Greek compositions for two pianos celebrating their 10-year anniversary of collaboration with the Goethe Institute.
Since 2009 they have been collaborating with the baritone and actor Panagiotis Petrakis, creating a unique trio for two pianos and voice performing songs of the international and Greek repertoire. The two pianists have composed the transcriptions for this trio: they have successfully integrated well-known themes from the classical repertoire into the songs, thus creating interesting new and unique sounds in the world of music.