Dr. Pantelis Polychronidis
Dr. Pantelis Polychronidis is a collaborative pianist, educator and scholar. Since 2014, he is Senior Lecturer at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna at the Department of Voice/Opera. Previously, he served as Assistant Professor in Residence at the University of Nevada and as Visiting Professor of Music at the University of Michigan,
He received his Bachelor in Musical Studies from the University of Athens. Supported by a Fulbright and an Onassis scholarship he continued his studies in the U.S with Maxim Mogilevsky. Pantelis holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in Collaborative Piano from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Martin Katz. While at Michigan he accompanied the studio classes of the late Shirley Verrett. He has completed two Postdoctoral Programs at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, in Lied accompaniment and Chamber music, with Charles Spencer and Roswitha Heintze respectively.
Combining the best elements of the European and American musical traditions, he is equally at home in the art song and the operatic repertoire as well as in chamber music. Highlights of his career were performances in the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington D.C, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and the Musikverein in Vienna.
Dr. Polychronidis is in demand as a collaborative pianist and coach, and he regularly works for the “International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition”, the International J. Haydn Voice Competition and the International J. Brahms Song Competition, as well as the Weimar Lyric Opera Studio. He regularly collaborates with artists such as Annely Peebo, Anita Hartig, Daniela Fally, Lena Belkina, Rebecca Nelsen and Raehann Bryce-Davis.