1999 University of Indianapolis, B.M.
2001 Aristotle University-Greece, Musicology Degree
2002 Indiana University, M.M.
2007 University of Miami, DMA
Courses TaughtApplied Piano/Harpsichord
Career SpecialtiesGrigorios Zamparas, a concert pianist, performs both as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles. He is an active clinician for piano competitions and has given master classes around the world.
Professional and Community Activities:
Grigorios Zamparas has received critical acclaim for his versatile performing career as recitalist, orchestra soloist and chamber musician in Greece, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, former Yugoslavia, Russia, Latin America, South Korea and the US. He is a frequent guest at numerous festivals worldwide, having performed several times at the prestigious Newport Music Festival (Newport, RI), the Mainly Mozart Festival (Miami, FL), The Artist Series of Sarasota and The Salon of the Arts (Sofia, Bulgaria), among others. He has been featured as a soloist in more than 20 different piano concertos with orchestras such as the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra (Brazil), Indiana University Symphony Orchestra, Boston Neo-Politan Chamber Orchestra, Togliati Philharmonic (Russia), the Sofia Soloists (Bulgaria) and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic of the Czech Republic, to name a few. In May 2013 he gave two piano recitals in Vienna, Austria. At The University of Tampa he was the recipient of the Outstanding Scholarship or Creative Work Award for the 2010-2011 academic year. His recordings have been released by Centaur Records.
Honors and AwardsREVIEWS
“…sensational…” Newport Daily News, July 2013
“…Formidable technique…” American Record Guide, March/April 2013
“..straightforward, crisp, fluent, and technically proficient…” Fanfare, July/August, 2013