BIOGRAPHY

Michæl Tagkas: artist and founder

Michael Tagkas feels life, people and music intuitively. Long standing friendships and continuous work on certain repertoire, like Chopin compositions, define the essence of his being. He doesn’t give up and looks for answers spiritually.

Just like life, music is a pilgrimage. There is a spiritual goal and one should keep an open heart and listen to one’s own intuition, in order to advance, stay inwardly healthy and grow on this path. Artists he has been inspired by include Fou Ts’ong, Elisabeth Leonskaja and Riccardo Muti. Michael Tagkas is one of those rare musicians who seem to transcend their time: he is a performer for the ages, and one of those artists of the great poetic interpretation, an immense pianist whose intellectually superior humility in the face of music. His recent performances of the Chopin compositions show that he is not repeating earlier interpretations but continuously refreshes his approach to the greatest repertoire.

Michæl’s long-standing friendships and continuous work on certain repertoire

like Chopin compositions, define the essence of being.

For him music, like life, is a pilgrimage - a spiritual goal reached through

an open heart, a healthy soul and a trust in intuition.

Michæl’s long-standing friendships and

continuous work on certain repertoire

like Chopin compositions, define the essence of being.

For him music, like life, is a pilgrimage

- a spiritual goal reached through

an open heart, a healthy soul and a trust in intuition.

Collaborations

❛Michæl has a long history of collaborating with some of the world’s greatest classical music institutions that include:

GOGO

LSG

Leeds International Piano Competition

Megaron The Athens Concert Hall

Royal Danish Orchestra

Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy

Honorary Committee

Sir Sydney Lipworth QC & Lady Lipworth CBE

Dimitri Ashkenazy

Angela Kulukundis

Sonia Catris

Friends Advisory Committee

Nicolas Mavroleon

Lucca Hue-Williams

Constantine M. Lemos

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.

Frederic Chopin