Piano Instructor | Doctor of Musical Arts, Piano Performance
Greek pianist Eleonora Apostolidi is a multiple prize winner in many international and national piano competitions in the United States and Europe, such as Rome Grand Prize Virtuoso 2017 (1st Prize), LSU Concerto Competition 2017 (1st Prize), Camerata Artists International Competition 2017 (1st Prize), American Protégé International Competition for Piano and Strings 2016 (2nd Prize), AADGT Passion of Music 2015 in New York (Gold Medal), Great Composers International Competition -Piano Division (2nd Prize), Enkor Competition (3rd Prize), 26th National competition of S.A.O.T (1st Prize), Thessaloniki Piano Festival Competition (2nd Prize) and National competition of “Techni” (3rd Prize).
As a soloist she has performed with the LSU Symphony Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, MOYSA, Municipality of Thessaloniki, and the Thessaloniki State Conservatory Orchestra in concertos of J. Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich. In addition, she has given solo recitals in Greece, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, USA, appearing in major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall (New York), Castle D’Ursel, Wiener Saal, Thessaloniki Concert Hall and Ceremony Hall of AUTH. Recently she recorded a live recital for the Greek National Radio of classical music and she was invited to perform at the Pelican State Chamber Music Festival with Dennis Parker and James Alexander.
Eleonora started taking piano lessons at the age of three with her mother, Entela Roshi. At the age of 15, she obtained the Piano Diploma with 1st Prize and the highest distinction from the Conservatory of Music “Spyros Dimas”. Afterwards she continued studying closely with Charalampos Agelopoulos and Evelyne Crochet. Eleonora has attended several international summer festivals such as Mozarteum Summer Academy, Miami International Piano Festival Academy, Piano Summer at New Paltz, Collaborative Piano Institute, Kodaly Summer Festival and Seminar, Primavera Pianistica, and Gijon Piano Festival where she worked with distinguished artists such as Robert McDonald, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Alexander Korsantia, Vladimir Feltsman, Martin Katz and Ana Maria Otamendi.
She holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College of the State University of New York under the tutelage of Professor Paul Ostrovsky. Eleonora graduatedmagna cum laude and was awarded a special distinction as an “Outstanding Senior”. In addition to her musical studies, she held a Math Tutoring Assistant position for three years. She received her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at LSU School of Music with Professor Michael Gurt and she is currently pursuing her Doctorate Degree in Piano Performance (class of Dr. Willis Delony) with a minor in Collaborative Piano (class of Dr. Ana Maria Otamendi).