An Oxford Lieder Young Artist, Panaretos Kyriatzidis is increasingly sought after as a collaborative performer. Recent highlights include winning joint first prize at the Gerald Moore Award and reaching the finals of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the Wigmore Hall / Kohn Foundation International Song Competition with baritone James Newby.
After finishing his postgraduate studies with Martino Tirimo, Eugene Asti and Philip Fowke, Panaretos was a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment for two years at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. As a student there he won 1st prize in numerous competitions, both collaborative and solo, was a semi-finalist at the Jacques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition and performed the Stravinsky concerto for piano and wind instruments with the Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra. He was also awarded the David Gosling Prize for excellence in accompaniment, and twice the John Thompson Prize for chamber music (with the Bedriska Trio).
Panaretos has worked with many leading musicians in masterclasses: Thomas Quasthoff, Menahem Pressler, Elly Ameling, Roger Vignoles, Pascal Rogé, the Carducci Quartet and the great George Hadjinikos, to name a few. He studied composition at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki for four years and holds a BA in Law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Panaretos is staff accompanist at Trinity Laban and at Morley College in London. He is looking forward to performing extensively across the country with soprano Suzanne Fischer, including recitals at the London Song Festival and at St John’s, Smith Square.