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Michael Iskas

Viola


PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – extra list
  • Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra – extra list
  • English National Ballet Philharmonic – extra list
  • Orpheus Sinfonia – regular extra
  • Melos Sinfonia
  • Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London
  • Southgate Symphony Orchestra
  • Orpheus Kammerorchester, Vienna, Austria *violin
  • Orchestra Mobile, Thessaloniki, Greece *violin
  • Municipal Symphony Orchestra of city of Volos, Greece *violin

ORCHESTRAL TRAINING

  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Symphony orchestra and String Ensemble - Principal Viola
  • Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra and Opera
  • Greek-Turkish Youth Symphony Orchestra, Greece-Turkey, Principal Viola
  • University of Macedonia Symphony Orchestra, Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Viola
  • Webern Symphonie Orchester (Universität für Music und Darstellende Kunst Wien), Vienna - *violin
  • Thessaloniki Youth State Symphony Orchestra, Greece *violin

OUTREACH WORK

  • Diphonon Duo (Viola-Button Accordion) – Co-Founder
    • Wigmore Hall Learning/Royal Academy Fellow Ensemble for the Academic year 2017/18
    • Live Music Now and Concordia musicians
    • Community music projects and workshops with various organizations
    • Concerts in Wigmore Hall in series and projects, performed in England, Spain, N. Ireland and Greece
    • Supported by private donors and the Arts Council England (commissioned repertoire written for the Duo)
  • Wigmore Hall Learning community music projects and performances

CHAMBER MUSIC &SOLO

  • Chamber music performing (duo, string quartet, string trio, piano quartet, piano quintet, septet, octet)
  • Soloist with the Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra
  • Performances of Eastern Mediterranean idioms (e.g. traditional, Byzantine, Ottoman), world music, popular music.
  • Wigmore Hall, Athens Megaron, Wiener Musikverein, St James Piccadilly, Colston Hall, Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, St. Stephen's Cathedral Vienna

HONOURS & AWARDS

  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarship for PGAD at TLCMD (2017 – 2018)
  • Royal Academy of Music Entrance Scholarship (2015 – 2017)
  • Athena Scholarship for MA studies at the RAM (2015 – 2017)
  • Chamber Music Competition of the University of Macedonia (2013)
  • State Scholarships Foundation of Greece - Exchange Program Scholarship (2013 – 2014)

EDUCATION

  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance – (PGAD) Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in viola performance (2017 – 2018)
  • Royal Academy of Music, London – (MA) Master of Arts in viola performance (2015 – 2017)
  • University for Music & performing Arts Vienna - Exchange Program in violin performance (2013 – 2014)
  • University of Macedonia, Greece – (BMus) Bachelor of Music in violin performance 1st Class (2010 – 2014)
  • Diploma in Byzantine Music, Aristoksenion Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece (2002 – 2007)
  • Macedonian Conservatoire of Thessaloniki – Violin soloist diploma (2000 – 2009)
  • Teachers: Roger Chase, James Sleigh, Chara Seira (viola) – Jan Pospichal, G. Demertzis, D. Chandrakis (violin)
  • Masterclasses with Lawrence Power, Garth Knox, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Hartmut Rohde, Paul Silverthorne, Richard Ireland, Tatjana Masurenko

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Instruments
Viola