"Feuer in den Fingern"
"Fingers on fire"
- Berliner Tageszeitung
"wirkliches Musizieren, ein magischer Ton"
"genuine music making, magical sound"
- Clemens Goldberg, rbbkultur
"aus jeder Phrase wird ein Ereignis"
"every phrasing becomes a real sensation"
- Christine Gehringer, PAMINA Magazin
It's not just about pressing
the right keys or playing fast and loud.
It's all about emotions, pictures, telling a story.
Every time I sit on the piano
I keep thinking of Beethoven's wish:
"From the heart, may it again go to the heart".
So, this is my story.
- Fil Liotis
The celebrated Greek pianist Fil (Triantafyllos) Liotis began his piano studies with a scholarship at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki and continued them in Germany with Alfredo Perl (Bachelor and Master Soloist) and Manuel Lange (Master Lieder accompaniment) and Kalle Randalu (Solistenexamen). He completed his studies with first class honors and distinction. Furthermore he gained valuable insights from Sir András Schiff, Cristoph Eschenbach, Paul Badura – Skoda, Bernard Ringeissen, Ludger Rémy and Thomas Quasthoff. He currently has a piano class at the College of Music in Detmold.
Fil Liotis has already given numerous concerts in various European countries and in Japan and alongside his solo appearances is much in demand as a chamber musician and Lieder pianist. Invitations to international festivals and concerts have led to appearances in important European concert halls with Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, the Baden Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Athens State Symphony Orchestra and other leading orchestras under acclaimed conductors such as Maestro Christoph Eschenbach and Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy. His performances are regularly broadcast on international radio and television.
"Hingerissen vor Begeisterung"
- Marianne Lother, BNN
Fil Liotis is a prizewinner in several national and international piano solo and chamber music competitions including the 39th International Grand Prix Maria Callas, the 61st International Competition Maria Canals Barcelona, the Grand Prize Virtuoso Vienna International Competition and the Dr. Hermann-Büttner Competition in Karlsruhe. Performing with an ensemble of the Detmold Chamber Orchestra in 2015, he won an ECHO Klassik award for the CD recording of G. Mahler's Lied von der Erde for the label MDG. In 2016 Fil Liotis was honored with the Albéniz Medal at Spain’s Isaac Albéniz Festival.