Paxos Festival

Iason Keramidis

Iason Keramidis is a highly talented young violinist – who’s performances are profoundly emotional and full of southern energy.
Grown up with his brothers in Greece, who are professional violinists as well, they practiced together and music became his daily companion from his childhood on.

Iason studied violin performance at the music academies of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart, with professors Ingolf Turban Ulf Hoelscher as well as chamber music with Prof. Michael Uhde & Markus Stange.

Since age 13 he has won prizes in numerous national and international competitions, such as the ART Violin Competition Thessaloniki and the competition of the International Music Festival Neustadt a.d. Weinstrasse.

He was a scholar at various foundations and plays a violin of Ferdinando Gagliano (1752) on loan from the State Collection Baden-Württemberg. Iason Keramidis is engaged as a soloist, orchestral musician and chamber musician .

As a soloist, he played with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra Sofia, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, the Philharmonic Lviv, the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, the Athens State Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Nizhny-Novgorod, the Deutsche Staatsphiharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra.

He is a member of the Astris Piano Trio and the Akamas Duo with with guitarist Nicolas Kyriakou. He has toured through the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Brazil and Japan. Since December 2013 Iason is a member of 1st violins at the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and held his first master class in Spain in 2015.