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Stefan Cassomenos - piano

Melbourne pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos is one of Australia’s most vibrant and versatile musicians. Stefan has performed internationally since the age of 10, and performed the premiere of his own composition Piano Concerto No.1: Aegean Odyssey with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16. More recently, he has performed concertos with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Victoria.

Stefan now gives regular solo recitals and concerto performances throughout Australia, Europe, and Asia, having appeared as a soloist in St Petersburg, Tallinn, Warsaw, Krakow, Bonn, Athens, Rome, Milan, Amsterdam, London, Bangkok, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Tokyo. Performances in the current season include recitals in Zurich (Tonhalle), Leipzig (Gewandhaus), Bonn, Weimar, Ludwigshafen, Kirchheimbolanden, Malta, London, and throughout the UK.

In 2013, he was a grand finalist and recipient of the Second Grand Prize in the prestigious International Telekom Beethoven Piano Competition Bonn, in Germany. He was also the recipient of the Chamber Music Prize. In 2012, he was a grand finalist in the Rhodes International Piano Competition. He has also been a grand finalist and prize-winner in the 2013 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, the 2013 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer Awards, the 2009 Melbourne Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition, and the 2009 Trieste International Chamber Music Competition.

Stefan’s compositions are regularly commissioned and performed throughout Australia. He is also active as an artistic director of various festivals, projects and collaborations. He is a founding member of acclaimed ensemble PLEXUS, which since launching in 2014 has commissioned over 100 composers and premiered 50 new works.

Stefan is generously supported by Kawai Australia and the Youth Music Foundation of Australia.

Stefan Cassomenos has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

3 December 2016 - Scandinavian Masterpieces
27 November 2016 - Scandinavian Masterpieces


The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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