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Guest Artist Recital: Grigorios Zamparas, Piano

Event Type: Music
Facility: School of Music (MUS)
Presented By: School of Music
Description: 
Internationally acclaimed pianist Professor Grigorios Zamparas is an invited USF-NSC artist who participates in the ground-breaking study on skilled pianists’ hands, a funded research conducted by 
pianist-pedagogue Sang-Hie Lee and robotics engineer Yu Sun.  Dr. Zamparas will present a Sunday afternoon of piano concert featuring an all Liszt program to commemorate Liszt’s 200th birthday.  

Grigorios Zamparas has received critical acclaim for his versatile performing career as recitalist, orchestra soloist and chamber musician in Greece, Bulgaria, former Yugoslavia, Russia, Latin America and the US. He is a frequent guest at numerous festivals worldwide, having performed several times at the prestigious Newport Music Festival (Newport, RI), the Mainly Mozart Festival (Miami, FL) the Salon of the Arts (Sofia, Bulgaria), among others. He has been featured as a soloist in more than twenty different piano concerti with orchestras such as the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra (Brazil), Indiana University Symphony Orchestra (USA), Togliati Philharmonic (Russia), the Sofia Soloists and the B. Martinu Philharmonic of the Czech Republic.  Since 1993, he has been a guest artist at the Portoheli International Summer Festival in Portoheli, Greece, where he has performed more than 200 works.  His recordings have been released by Centaur Records. 
Dr. Zamparas is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Tampa, where he oversees the piano program.  He is also the pianist with the Quartet de Minaret, a piano quartet in residence at the university. He began studying music at the age of seven in Greece, where he received his first piano degree in 1995, studying with the distinguished Greek pedagogue Yorgos Manessis.  He holds a DMA degree from the University of Miami where he studied with pianist Ivan Davis.  Zamparas also holds degrees from Indiana University (MM), University of Indianapolis (BM), and the Aristotle University of Thessalonica, Greece. 
Date: 2/26/2012
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Location: Barness Recital Hall
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
 
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