Yannis Tsitselikis One of the most acclaimed cellists of Greece, Yannis is renowned for his intensity and forward drive of music, his capacity to produce a wide range of sounds, marked with distinctively pure and smooth qualities and tone shading. Yannis followed cello studies in Thessaloniki under the leading music pedagogue Manolis Kazambakas at the Thessaloniki State Conservatoire and received with the highest distinctions and awards his Diploma degree in 1990. The Academy of Athens has paid Yannis the highest honour for his artistic excellence, giving him the Spyros Montsenigos Award. >> Read more with Philippe Entremont, Athens festival 2004 Antonin Dvorak - Concerto for cello and orchestra in b minor op.104 With the State Orchestra of Athens, under the direction of Christian Mandeal. The Athens Concert Hall, 7 October 2004. “… soloist Yannis Tsitselikis, a musician  belonging also to the State Orchestra of Athens. He seemed sure of himself, he had worked in detail and with a great sensitivity every separate unit of the work. He particularly... Cello Recital Piano: Domna Evnouchidou The Athens Concert Hall, 15 December 2003. “… his structural balance, coherence, suppleness, his extreme tone precision and warmth that resounds in all the dynamic stages, and the bow that never, even for a moment,... Dimitri Shostakovitch - Concerto for cello and orchestra no.1 op.107 With the State Orchestra of Athens under the direction of Byron Fidetzis. The Athens Concert Hall, 30 May 2003. “… absolute master of his instrument, perfectly trained with a flawless tone and a powerful sound, the cello artist from Thessaloniki, created a precise interpretation with uninterrupted high levels of energy. His personal... Cello Recital Piano: Athina Capodistria Progress Gallery, Βelgrade, 1999. (Summer Belgrade Festival). The cellist Tsitselikis belongs to those few musicians, who, with their performance abilities and other skills, enlarge the aureole of the beauty of music, making other people live relaxed through pleasure. This is an absolutely rare gift. Everybody knows how long... Cello Recital  Piano: Evgenia Tseglakova The Athens Concert Hall, 4 November 1995. “… The young, technically excellent cello player, possesses those elements that transform a conscientious performer into an inspired interpreter-poet, namely: the beautiful, palpitating sound,... Joseph Haydn - Concerto for cello and orchestra in C major, no.1  With the Chamber Orchestra The Moscow Virtuosi, under the direction of Vladimir  Spivakov. Herodes Atticus Odeon, Athens, 5 September 1995. (Athens Festival). “… with this performance the young solo player in the Haydn concerto charmed the public both by his total dexterity expressed by a steady bowing, producing a sound saturated with emotion and with the “sureness” emanating from this performance…   Cello Recital Piano: Yannis Papadopoulos  Tower of Plakendia, Pendeli, 24 June 1989. (Krystalleia Festival). “Yannis Tsitselikis captures the audience with the maturity of his musical thought directly expressed in his performance. And he seems to have an infallible sense of the line in the building of the musical work as he sculpts and meaningfully connects the musical phrases among themselves,... Cello Recital  Piano: Yannis Papadopoulos British Counsil, Athens, 29 May 1987. “Young Yannis Tsitselikis convinced us not only of his precociousness in terms of his expression and of his extreme sensitivity but also of his excellent education,... with the cellists of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence 2006 >> Read more >> Read more >> Read more >> Read more >> Read more >> Read more >> Read more Gala concert Onassis Foundation, Athens with Odessa Philharmonic , Thessaloniki Concert hall  2007 with Msislav Rostropovitch in Athens 1990 Mstislav Rostropovitch in Athens 1990 with Valery Gergiev, St. Petersburg  2003 Valery Gergiev, St. Petersburg  2003 with Zubin Mehta , Bombay 2006 Zubin Mehta, Bombay 2006 Yannis Tsitselikis with Janos Starker in Bloomington 1997 with Janos Starker in Bloomington 1997 Website Designed by Location Sound Copyright © 2017 All Rights Reserved 
Largo with the cellists of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Florence 2006 Philippe Entremont, Athens festival 2004 Gala concert Onassis Foundation, Athens with Odessa Philharmonic Thessaloniki Concert hall  2007 Opening concert has Adrian Symphony Orchestra, cellist Yannis Tsitselikis   in top form.  Yannis Tsitselikis was the guest cellist for the Adrian Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of its 2011-12 season Sunday afternoon at Dawson Auditorium. Conducting the ASO is Music Director John Thomas Dodson. >> Read more (lenconnect.com)
Yannis Tsitselikis cello recital at Athens Concert Hall - 14 March 2017 >> Read more (from right to left) Janos Starker