The young pianist Grigoris Ioannou has established himself as one of the most promising Greek pianists of his generation. He is an international prizewinner and has given numerous solo recitals and concerts in Greece, France, England, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Portugal and Hungary. He has performed in concert venues such as the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, St. Mary Abbots Church, St. Stephen’s Church and St. John’s Waterloo Church in London, Cesar Franck Auditorium in Paris, Kasteel d'Ursel in Antwerp, A. Scriabin House-Museum and Suvalov Hall in Moscow, Solti Hall at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest the "Megaron" in Athens (Athens Concert Hall) as well as the “Megaron” in Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki Concert Hall) – the 2 most prestigious venues in Greece . Grigoris has repeatedly performed with the Athens State Orchestra, the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Athens, the Thessaloniki State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and the Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Grigoris has been awarded a Bachelor of Music degree from the Royal College of Music, London, where he graduated with the highest possible mark ( First Class Honours). In London he studied with professors Ian Jones and Peter Jablonski. His studies were supported by scholarships from the ABRSM and the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust. He has graduated with distinction from the Schola Cantorum of Paris (Diplome Superieur) and the Hellenic Conservatory (Piano Soloist Diploma with the conservatory's highest honours and an honorary Gold Medal) with Prof. Agathe Leimoni. He is also a graduate of the Ilion Music School where he studied piano with Prof. Irene Laliotou. Grigoris has also participated many piano masterclasses in Greece and abroad with professors such as Alberto Portugheis, Lilia Boyadjieva, Igor Petrin, Balazs Szokolay and Yuri Bogdanov among many others.
Grigoris has won a number of prizes in International Piano Competitions, including the 1st Prize in the “Paola Baschetti" International Piano Competition in Sansepolcro, Italy (May 2018), the 1st Prize in the “De Bach Au Jazz” International Piano Competition (April 2018) in Athens, Greece, the 2nd Prize in the Mayenne International Piano Competition in France (May 2018), the 2nd Prize in the “Francesco Moscato” International Piano Competition(May 2015) in Airola, Italy and the 1st Prize in the 3rd Thessaloniki Piano Festival Competition (April 2017). In 2015 he was selected as a finalist for the London Liszt Society International Piano Competition. He has also recorded solo piano works for the Greek National Radio Channel on two occasions, has appeared on National Television as part of a collaborative project and has been repeatedly interviewed by the Greek media. Engagements in 2018 have featured a complete performance of Liszt’s 12 Transcendental Etudes in the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, with the schedule for the coming months including a recital in London as part of the Beethoven Piano Society series as well as a televised performance of Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the ERT National Symphony Orchestra.