Stathis Chomatsas

The versatile musician Stathis Chomatsas has been awarded numerous times for his compositional work and his piano skills (Piano Soloist Prize E. Mykonios from the Academy of Athens, 1st prize in the 2nd UNESCO Panhellenic Competition, 3rd prize in the International Competition ‘De Bach Au Jazz 2021’, 1st prize in the Dionysia Trust 2021 Composition Competition, 3rd prize in the 1st Th. Antoniou Composition Competition, etc.). He was also a finalist of the RNCM Gold Medal competition in 2019. He has appeared several times as a soloist with orchestras (E.R.T. Youth Symphony Orchestra, Athenian Ensemble UK, Orchestra of the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, etc.).

Also, as a soloist and as a member of chamber music, he has appeared in halls such as the Alternative Stage E.L.S., Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) Concert Hall, etc. As a composer, his works have been performed in important venues such as the ELS Alternative Stage, the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, the Royal College of Music in London, the RNCM, etc. and have been recorded by the Music Ensembles of E.R.T. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music from the American College of Greece and a BA (Hons) in Music Performance (Piano) from the Open University UK, having received a full tuition scholarship (H. C. Krentzman, Dimitris Toufexis class). In addition, he holds a Master in Music (MMus) and a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Performance from the RNCM, with a full tuition scholarship from the prestigious Onassis Foundation (Frank Wibaut class).

In addition, he holds from the Renaissance Conservatory, a Piano Soloist Diploma with Distinction and First Prize (class D. Toufexis) and Advanced Theory (Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue-Orchestration) with Distinction (classes F. Pappa and G. Malefakis). He has also studied conducting with Miltos Logiadis in Athens and Mark Heron at the RNCM and is completing his diploma in composition with Dimitris Oikonomou at the Anagennisi Conservatory. At the Anagennisi Conservatory, he teaches piano, theory and is the director of the Conservatory’s chamber orchestra