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We are delighted to be joined by pianist Panaretos Kyriatzidis for this week's Age UK Camden lunchtime recital. Please make a cup of tea and join us for some beautiful music this Thursday.

Panaretos Kyriatzidis

Described as ‘A punctilious pianist…’ (Opera Now) ‘…with acutely responsive, intuitive playing…’ (Opera Magazine), Panaretos Kyriatzidis is increasingly sought after as a collaborative performer, vocal coach and musical director. A Britten Pears young artist, Panaretos has won the Gerald Moore Award, Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, the Emmy Destinn Awards Accompanist prize and most recently the duo prize at the London Song Festival with Erika Mädi Jones.

Panaretos has enjoyed a successful collaboration with King’s Head Theatre where he was the musical director of Tosca (Off West End Award 2018 for best opera production), La Traviata (nominated in the same category for 2019), La Bohème (nominated for an Olivier Award in 2019 after a transfer to the Trafalgar Studios in the West End) in collaboration with Becca Marriott and Madame Butterfly, on which he worked with librettist Amanda Holden. Last summer he was musical director for Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with St Paul’s Opera.

A native of the Greek island of Thassos, Panaretos holds a BA in Law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He finished his postgraduate studies under Martino Tirimo and Eugene Asti at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where he was awarded numerous prizes and was appointed Junior Fellow in Accompaniment for two years.

Panaretos has performed in many of the UK’s most prestigious venues and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. He is a member of staff at Trinity Laban and at Morley College, where he co-leads the new and very successful Introduction to Opera Performance course. He is also the musical director of The Opera Makers, a new dynamic collective aspiring to broaden the potential of fringe and studio opera.