About Christos

by Yat Ho Tsang

Christos Papandrepoulos (1987) was born in Athens. He is currently studying contemporary piano music at the class of Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.

In summer 2016 he performed at the Aldeburgh Music Festival within the frame of the masterclass dedicated to the “Catalogue d’oiseaux” by Messiaen.

In 2015 he was selected to participate in the Piano Academy Pierre-Laurent Aimard/Tamara Stefanovich (Musica Viva/Bayerischen Rundfunks) dedicated to the Klavierstücke by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Christos has given several solo concerts of contemporary music, e.g. in Orgelpark, Uitmarkt Festival 2015 & 2016, NedPhO-Koepel in the Finals of Grachtenfestival Concours 2016.

He has also appeared in contemporary ensembles, e.g. with Insomnio Ensemble under Ulrich Pöhl in Tivoli Vredenburg for the Gaudeamus Festival 2017,  Grote Zaal van de Doelen in the series Ralph van Raat, Grote Zaal van Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in the series ‘Topstudenten Conservatorium’ under Ed Spanjaard.

In 2016 Christos received the Frans Schreuderprijs (EPTA) and published at the Piano Bulletin. He has graduated from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2016), where he studied with Willem Brons and contemporary repertoire with Ralph van Raat. He has received classes and masterclasses from pianists such as H. Austbo and R. Levin.