30.03.2011 г.



It is a rare talent in one week to sing the part of Cavaradossi and to play S.Rachmaninoff – Piano
concerto N2.
Georgios Filadelfefs is a young musician who makes his career as a pianist and a tenor.

During the season 2013 - 2014, he sang the parts of Il Conte dAlmaviva from “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, Alfred from “Die Fledermaus”, Swan – “Carmina Burana”, Turiddu – “Cavalleria rusticana”, Prince Shujsky – “Boris Godunov”, Andres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio – “Tales of Hoffmann”.
Georgios Filadelfefs made tour in Germany with 30 opera concerts. With the pianist  Valentina Vassileva with whom they work for 8 years, they made two programmes with baroque music.
He played S. Rachmaninoff – Piano concerto N2, P.I.Tchajkovsky – Piano concerto N1, E.Grieg – piano concerto, Mozart  - Piano concerto N20, and made piano recitals with pieces of J.Brahms, Granados, Debussy and Hadzidakis called “Colours of Europe”

Date of birth:
1979, Athens – Greece

1993 – 1997 - National Music School of Greece “M. Kalomiris”– Athens - piano
1998 – 2004 – National Academy of Music “P.Vladigerov” – Sofia – piano /Bachelor and Master/
2004 – 2006 – National Academy of Music “P.Vladigerov” – Sofia – opera singing

Piano teachers:
- Irena Beka – Athens
- Maria Cherogiorgiou – Sigara – Athens
- Prof. Jenny Zacharieva – Sofia

Vocal teachers:
- Anna – Maria Karkania – Athens
- Maria Koromadzou – Athens
- Stoyan Kisjov – Sofia
- Svilen Raichev – Sofia
- Konstantin Karapetrov – Sofia

In 2004 Georgios Filadelfefs made his opera debut in the part of Cavaradossi - "Tosca" of G.Puccini. Later he had sang the leading roles in:
- "Capuleti i Monteki" - V.Bellini – Rousse Opera House - Tebaldo
- "Don Pasquale" - G.Donizetti – Rousse Opera House, Tour in Switzerland - Ernesto
- “Cavalleria Rusticana” – P. Mascagni – Varna and Bourgas Opera Houses – Turridu
- “Pagliacci” - R. Leoncavallo – Varna Opera house - Canio
- “Tosca” – G. Puccini – State Opera Stara Zagora - Cavaradossi
- “Boris Godunov” – M. Musorgsky (the role of Prince Shujsky) – Varna Opera
- "Destiny for two" - Al.Josifov (world pre miere) – Sofia National Opera - Maeda
- “Die Fledermaus” – J. Strauss – Rousse Opera House - Alfred

- “Azis and Galatea” – G. Handel – Sofia - Azis

- “Boheme” – G. Puccini – Sofia Music Theater - Rodolfo
- “Romeo et Juliette” – Ch. Gounod - Romeo
- "Traviata" - G. Verdi - Alfredo

Oratorio and Symphonies:
- "Messiah"- Handel - Rousse Opera Orchestra
- Symphony no9 - L.van Beethoven with the Sofia Simfonieta orchesta
- Cantata BWV 147 – J. S. Bach – 15th Salon des Arts –Sofia
- "Carmina Burana"& "Catulli Carmina" - C. Orff - Varna and Rousse Opera House, 
Tour in Belgium and Netherlands - 2011

 Soloist of Philharmonic orchestras:
Iash philharmonic, Athens municipality orchestra, Cyprus philharmonic, The Sofia Music Theater Orchestra and also the Philharmonics of
Pleven, Plovdiv, Vidin, Rousse, Razgrad, Dobrich, Sliven, Shoumen, Bourgas, Yambol, Simfonieta Sofia, Mozart chamber orchestra (Sofia), Tutti Soli Chamber Collegium, Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine State Orchestra.

- Sofia Music Weeks – L. van Beethoven – Concerto no3
- “D. Nenov”, Razgrad – P. I. Tchaikovsky – Concerto no1
- “Katya Popova” – Pleven – S. Rachmanninov – Concerto no2
- Sofia Music Weeks – G. Handel – “Messiah” – tenor part
- Varna Summer Festival – “Boris Godunov” – Prince Shujsky
- “Boris Hristov” – Sofia – Singing recital with piano
- “Manolis Kalomoiris” Festival in Samos
- Sofia Music Weeks – Khachaturian - piano concerto
- Plovdiv - Chamber music festival
- “Operosa” Festival - “Romeo et Juliette” – Ch. Gounod - Romeo

Piano Competitions:
  • 1996 – National Competition for young pianists of Greece – First Prize
  • 1997 – International Competition for Instrumentalists “The Music and The Earth ” - Sofia – Second prize
  • 1998 - National Competition "Maurice Saltiel" - Greece - First Prize
  • 1999 - Scolarship of "Gina Bachauer" Foundation
  • 2000 - International Competition "Grand Prix Maria Callas" – Greece - Second Prize
  • 2001 - International Competition "Seiler" – Sofia - First Prize
  • 2003 - Competition for piano duo "Yamaha" – Sofia - Second Prize

In 2002 Georgios Filadelfefs obtain a medal from the Mayor of Athens for his musical activities.

- 30 piano concertos.
- 43 operas from different periods.
- Old arias, Lieder, Canzonets, cycles for voice and piano.

He gave concerts in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Hungary, Serbia, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Spain.

Important concert halls:

Megaron, Pallas – Athens; Aristoteleion – Salonika; Palau de la Musica — Barcelona; Auditorio Nacional — Madrid; “Bulgaria” Concert hall-Sofia; “Ferenz Liszt” chamber hall - Budapest, Nish Open Theater - Serbia, Teatro de la Zarzuela - Madrid, Nikosia theater - Cyprus etc.

English, French, Italian and Bulgarian.



Georgios Filadelfefs was born in 1979 in Athens. He started playing the piano at the age of 11. Three years later, he enrolled with a scholarship at the National Conservatory "Manolis Kalomiris" - Athens in the class led by Irini Beka while simultaneously attending singing lessons with the soprano Maria Koromadzou. After graduating, he continued studying with the great Greek pianist Maria Herogiorgou-Sigara. In 1996, he won his first piano contest in Greece. Two years later, he moved to Bulgaria where he specialized in piano at the Bulgarian National Music Academy in the class led by the Bulgarian pianist and pedagogue Jenny Zaharieva. He continued studying opera singing at the same time with the tenors Stoyan Kissiov and Georgi Kuzmanov. In 2004, he graduated his Master's degree in piano and in 2006 - his Master's degree in opera singing with Professor Svilen Raichev. He has in his repertoire 30 piano concertos and 40 operatic roles of all styles and periods. His first singing performance was in a little role in the musical by Lionel Bart “Oliver Twist” in 1996. In 2005, he gave his debut as a tenor with the role of Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca. Since then, he has sung main roles in the following operas: Don Pasquale, Acis and Galatea, Die Fledermaus, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Boris Godunov, Katerina Izmailova, Romeo and Juliet, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, La Traviata, La Boheme, il Barbiere di Siviglia,Wilhelm Tell, Aida, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Nose, La Voix Humaine, Destiny for two, etc. His oratory repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Bach's Cantate 147, Orff’s Catulli Carmina, and Carmina Burana. He is a laureate of international piano contests such as the Grand Prix Maria Callas - Athens, Seiler - Sofia, Maurice Saltiel - Thessaloniki and many others. He has been awarded a medal for his music activities by the mayor of Athens and the National Bank of Greece (Premium). Mr. Filadelfefs has toured around Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Portugal, Serbia, Germany, Ukraine, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and Hungary. He has performed as a pianist and singer in concert halls like: Megaron and Pallas - Athens, Aristotelion - Thessaloniki, Palau de la Musica - Barcelona, Auditorio Nacional and Teatro de la Zarzuela - Madrid, Ferenz Liszt Concert Hall - Budapest, Bulgaria Hall - Sofia, Open Air Theaters in Nicosia and Nish - Serbia. He has been a soloist of many symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, such as the Sofia and Rousse Philharmonic Orchestras, Sofia Music Theater Orchestra (Concert Program MEDITERRANEO, 2015), Tutti Soli Chamber Orchestra, Iasi Philharmonic, Cyprus and Athens Philharmonic, State Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, "INSO" - Lvov, Philharmonic Orchestras of Volgograd and Dnepropetrovsk, Stara Zagora Orchestra (Songs by Mikis Theodorakis 2019), and Vratsa Simfonietta (Songs from Mediterranean 2020-2021). Filadelfefs had collaborations as a tenor with Opera theaters in Varna (Carmina Burana ,Catulli Carmina 2014-2015, Falstaff, 2015), Sofia Opera House (Destiny for two by Alexander Jossifov 2007), Rousse Opera House (Die Fledermaus , Katerina Izmailova by Shostakovich and Mozart’s Don Giovanni, 2014-2016), etc. From 2002 he has performed many concert programs alongside pianist Valentina Vassileva and from 2010 – he is a member of the concert tour “Die Himmlische Nacht der Tenöre” including antique arias, Lieder, Canzonettes, operatic arias, classical songs with piano and chamber orchestra. Mr. Filadelfefs is the first tenor- sopranist worldwide who performed the Mono-opera by Francis Poulenc and Jean Cocteau “The Human Voice” in “Sfumato” Theater in 2020. He gave the world premiere of the contemporary opera “Fire in the Sails of the Night” by the Greek composer Giorgos Minas in Stara Zagora. Being an ambassador of the music by Mikis Theodorakis, he performed an integral of his piano works in the Greek National Radio and in the Museum “Boris Christoff” in Sofia. He recorded five compact discs, giving tribute to Greek contemporary composers, and a rare compact disc with Armenian songs next to soprano Flora Kazandjian. From 2016, Georgios Filadelfefs is a guest artist at the Greek National Radio’s Online Concerts with piano and vocal recitals. In the years 2019-2020, he collaborated with the soprano Irini Beka for “Hommage à Dalida” program, including 40 songs from the repertoire of the great Egyptian star. From 2019, he is the principal conductor of the Mixed Choir “Dobri Chintulov” Sliven.