Evangelos Spanos

Pianist

Evangelos Spanos is a highly talented and educated international performer whose work crosses over geographical, stylistic and temporal boundaries. Conferred with a doctorate with honors by the University of Kansas (D.M.A. 2011), Spanos has dedicated his career to nurturing and advancing music through performance, creation, scholarly inquiry and pedagogy. He continuously performs, teaches and promotes a wide repertoire of classical music as well as piano music by Greek composers. His teacher and mentor, Sequeira Costa, a Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Kansas, has had a long, distinguished career as a concert performer on the World stage. Costa himself was a child prodigy and student of the surviving pupil of Franz Liszt, Jose Vianna Da Motta. Sequeira Costa later studied with the renowned Marguerite Long, Jacques FĂ©vrier and Edwin Fischer. Today, both Costa and Spanos continue in the tradition influenced by Liszt. Professor Dinos Mastroyiannis of Volos, Greece (student of Brazilian maestro Roberto Szidon, himself a pupil of Claudio Arrau) is another distinguished musician who is more than willing to lend Evangelos support in launching his career.

Born in Larissa, Greece, Spanos holds degrees from the University of Kansas (Doctorate of Musical Arts, Honors, 2011 and Master of Music 2005), the Music Conservatory of Volos, Greece (Piano Diploma, Highest Distinction, 2002) and Music Conservatory of Larissa, Greece (Degree in Music Harmony, 1998).

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