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Theodoros Kerkezos

Dr. Theodore Kerkezos has been awarded with the title Honorary Member of the Greek Composer Union.


Dr. Theodore Kerkezos has been awarded on December 2012 with the Russian Highest Honor for Artists: Doctor of Musical Arts from the IAACC, World Technological University, UNESCO and from the Russian Federation Ministry of General and Professional Education.
He was twice nominated, proposed by Naxos label, for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in the categories #102: Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra and #98: “Best Classical Album”.
He has performed and recorded the complete repertoire for solo saxophone as a concert soloist with celebrated orchestras including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia (of London), St. Petersburg Philharmonic, “Tchaikovsky” Moscow Radio Symphony, Moscow Soloists, Moscow Opera Orchestra, Zurich Symphony, Berliner Symphoniker, Nuremberg Symphony, Meinenger Symphony, Athens and Thessaloniki State Symphonies, Bucharest Philharmonic, Janacek Philharmonic, Bilbao Symphony, Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Radio, Athens Radio, Sofia Radio and Bucharest Radio.
He works with Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Simonov.
Theodore Kerkezos graduated from the Athens Conservatoire-1871 and continued in Paris with Daniel Deffayet and in Bordeaux with Jean-Marie Londeix. On October of 2012 the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, (accredited by the United Nations), unanimously elected him as Foreign Member of the Academy at the Moscow branch - Arts department, for his outstanding services as professor and performer at the Russian and international music stage, an honor given to saxophonist for the first time.
In 1999 he started a fruitful collaboration with the Alphonse Leduc Editions Musicales (Paris, since 1842) writing books for saxophone.
As Concertiste Internationale has appeared at prestigious concert halls such as: the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall-London, Carnegie Hall-New York, “Shostakovich Hall”-St. Petersburg, Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire, Tonhalle-Zurich, Opera of Rome, Athens Megaron Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall and Herodes Atticus Theatre (Athens Parthenon).
Works have been dedicated to him by leading composers such as Iannis Xenakis, Friedrich Cerha and Mikis Theodorakis.
He was the founder, general director and conductor of the Saxophone Orchestra of Piraeus Prefecture (2000-2010).
His advanced students around the world have received many Awards and distinctions. He is a senior Professor at the Athens Conservatoire (since 1995) and at the Athens Filippos Nakas Conservatoire, since 1991 and has given master classes at Universities of Boston, Princeton, Louisiana State, Southeastern Louisiana, Agricultural (Beijing), Istanbul, at the Conservatories of Boston, New England, Moscow State, St. Petersburg State, Bratislava State, Yerevan State, and at the Gnesin (Moscow), Chopin (Warsaw) and Kiev Academies.
He plays with Henri SELMER Paris saxophones custom made for him under his direction.
GREEK CLASSICS, IMPRESSIONS FOR SAXOPHONE AND ORCHESTRA
Naxos
2006