Panagiotis Skyftas was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He made his first musical steps at the age of seven by playing the piano. Thirteen years later, he obtained his Piano Diploma with honours. During this period, he also fulfilled successfully his studies in Harmony, Counterpoint, and Fugue. Panagiotis has been playing the saxophone since 2008 when he was induced into the tertiary education in University of Macedonia (Greece), and collaborated with the distinguished Dr. Athanasios Zervas. In June 2013, he completed his studies and received the Bachelor degree. In 2012 he took part in the first Hellenic and Pancyprian competition and won the first prize. Furthermore, in 2013 he participated in the Concerto Contest that took place in the University of Macedonia, in which he was placed second and was honoured by performing with the Orchestra of the University at Thessaloniki’s Opera House in January 2014. After working as a saxophone teacher in Music High School of Serres (2014-15), he left Greece in order to attend the two-year Master Program in the University of Columbia, Missouri. He was awarded with two distinguished scholarships (the first one from the Fulbright Foundation, and the other one from the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation).
Jul 13 201813:00
recitalDinos Constantinides (1929): RecollectionsAthanasios Zervas (1959): Chrismos / Oracle (premiere performance)Eric Honour (1970): Devil's BranchGeorge Kotrokoes (1974): Moiroloi / Elegy
STUDENT CENTER French Pavilion Savska cesta 25