Stathis Mavrommatis Resume
| Since early youth, he spent most of his time with music studying theory, piano, flute, sax and chamber music repeatedly gaining praises, scholarships and prizes. Graduated in Mathematics at the University of Patras, he was awarded with distinction the degrees in Harmony, Orchestration of Wind Instruments, Counterpoint, Fugue and Composition, the Diploma in Saxophone (honors and first prize, 1996) with the distinguished prof. E.Kiosoglou from “F.Nakas” Conservatory of Athens and the Saxophone Diplomas LLCM (Performers' Recital Diploma of Licentiate) and FLCM (Performers' Diploma of Fellowship) from London College of Music. He has also attended various masterclass and perfecting programs in saxophone with the eminent prof.s J.Yves Fourmeau in Paris (1997-1999), Cl.Delangle in Gap (France, 1999) and E.Rousseau in Teramo (Italy, 2001).
Since 1996 he is the principal saxophonist of the Athens Wind Orchestra, he is teaching saxophone at the “Apollonion” Conservatory of Athens and he is holding a stable collaboration with the Athens State Orchestra.
He is also pursuing a soloist career giving recitals and performing with music ensembles, symphony bands and orchestras both in Greece and abroad. Among them Athens State Orchestra, Cyprus State Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Colors, Symphony Orchestra of the Greek Radio, City of Athens Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Sinfonietta in USA, Costanta Symphony Orchestra in Romania, RAI Symphony Orchestra, Hellenic Contemporary Music Ensemble, “ASONIETA” String Orchestra of Athens, Piraeus Young Symphony Orchestra “D.Mitropoulos”, Athens Wind Orchestra, “Mantzaros” Concert Band of Corfu island, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra in Canada, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sochi Symphony Orchestra in Russia, String Orchestra of the National Theater of Opera & Ballet in Albania and others.
Distinguished Greek and foreign composers have dedicated to him their music among which thirteen (13) concertos being performed as world premiers.
In 2003 he played at the XIII World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis (USA), in 2011 at the 1st International Pera Music Festival in Istanbul and at the 3rd AXIA International Festival in Naxos island and in 2014 he has given a recital, with the pianist Christina Panteli, at the Great Hall of the Hellenic Centre in London.
In 2005 he recorded live sax music compositions of D. Constantinides with Louisiana Sinfonietta (USA), including “Concerto Nr.2 for Soprano Saxophone and String Orchestra (Grecian Variations)” dedicated to him, in world premier. Moreover he has performed “Prosodion” for alto saxophone and eight players of V. Kitsos with the Hellenic Group of Contemporary Music in Istanbul, “PiÃ¨ce de Concert” for alto saxophone and orchestra of N. Astrinidis with “Dr. Ermil Nichifor Symphony Orchestra” at Romanian Athenaeum Concert Hall in Bucharest, “Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra” of A. Carastathis with Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra in Canada and two music works of the Israeli Composer E.Elper “Suite for alto sax, cembalo and string orchestra” with Sochi Symphony Orchestra in Sochi Hall of Organ and Chamber Music in Russia and “Concerto for alto saxophone, piano and strings” at Parnassos Concert Hall in Athens, all in world premier and the last four with dedication.
In 2006 went into circulation by “Acroasis” his first CD “Music for Saxophone, Piano and Percussion by Greek Composers” with contemporary music pieces almost all dedicated to him and in 2010 by “Lyra Classics” a second CD “Three Greek Concertos for Soprano Saxophone and String Orchestra” (two of which dedicated to him), as world premier recordings, realized in Sofia with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the last one honored by Union of Greek Critics for Drama and Music as a nominee for the 2010 Music Awards. His recording work has collected praiseworthy comments worldwide both from distinguished reviewers as from renowned saxophone soloists.
Radio broadcasting of his performances is taking place repeatedly in Greece and abroad.
He is a founding member of the “OLYMPIC TRIO” (violin-sax-piano) and the artistic director of the “AKROAMA” Saxophone Quartet aiming at interpreting a wide sax repertory from baroque and renaissance to contemporary and jazz music, introducing also Greek composers to the public.
He is the elected President of the Greek Association of Professional Saxophone Musicians and a member of the Clarinet & Saxophone Society of Great Britain.
He has been honored with the title of “Distinguished Member” of the Musical Body of “Mantzaros“ historical Concert Band of Corfu island and, since 2011, he has been appointed by Yamaha Music Europe GmbH as a “Yamaha Artist”.
Updated: September 24, 2015
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