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Anadolis Nikolas

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Pianist, composer

Nikolas Anadolis was born in 1991 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He used to improvise on the piano since he was 4 years old. At the age of 5 and a half he started lessons in classical piano and in 2002 he became a student at the national conservatoire in Thessaloniki. In 2001 he started lessons in jazz piano. He followed master classes with many well-known musicians. In 2004 he won the first prize in the Greek-Cypriot piano contest “Filon”. In 2008 he was awarded the “presidential scholarship” for jazz piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied for 4 years until graduating in May 2012. In 2009 he was one of five winners of the contest for composition and interpretation at Berklee College of Music. He has composed pieces for solo piano, duo with saxophone, piano trio and brass and string ensembles and big band. He has performed at the legendary jazz club Blue Note in New York as opening group for the pianist Michel Camilo; at the Rabat Jazz Festival in Morocco, the European Jazz Festival in Athens, Greece and recently at the well-known “Enjoy Jazz” Festival in Germany and at the 12-points festival in Dublin Ireland. In October 2010 he won the first prize in the prestigious world wide contest for jazz piano MARTIAL SOLAL, which takes place every four years in Paris, France. Currently Nikolas is doing a Master of Music in Boston at the New England Conservatory with a major in jazz performance, studying with Fred Hersch and Jerry Bergonzi.

 

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