Multi-Award winning pianist Kosmas Lapatas holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in Classical and Modern Piano, Tonal Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, Computer-Aided Composition, Musicology, Music Technology, Music Production and Music Therapy as well as awards and honors in Performance, Composition, Music Education and Art Therapy. He studied under distinguished Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Julliard, Berklee, Mannes, Curtis, Gnessin, RAM, RCM, Mozarteum and Hellenic Conservatory allumni.
In 1995 he committed himself entirely to private and group teaching, composition and recording. He has taught at prestigious public and private schools, colleges, conservatories and mental institutions under the Ministry of Health & Social Solidarity.
His students have been accepted to Berklee, Brown, Cass, CUNY, ETH, Freiburg, Harvard, Hunter, Kingston, Leeds, Royal Academy, Strasbourg, Trinity, Tufts, UCL, among many other top institutions and have excelled in auditions, certificates, diplomas, masterclasses and twice at the Eurovision Junior.
Prof Lapatas has attended more than 200 Piano Pedagogy and Piano Technique lessons under Bavouzet, Berman, Bernstein, Biegel, Borisovna, Buechner, Chiu, Dinnerstein, Dunn, Fei, Graffman, Han, Huangci, Kholodenko, Korepanova, Kramer, Kudo, Laude, Lowenthal, Namoradze, Nissman, Ohlsson, Oppens, Osterkamp, O’Conor, Parker, Penneys, Roskell, Schwizgebel, Sergeevna, Shinners, Speidel, Talgam, Toufexis, Traganas, Tyson and Vardi.
He has also attended School Pedagogy, Music Pedagogy, Music Technology, Sonic Arts, Early, Modern and Post-Modern Music, Chamber Music & Ensemble Conducting lessons with Brooks, Coopersmith, Creviston, Cuthbert, Di Paolo, Evans, Greenberg, Harrell, Hatzinikos, Hilton, Humberstone, Lawrence, Lubov, Ludwig, Robison, Shinn, Whittington, Williams and Wright.
His tutors were trained by iconic classical musicians such as Agosti, Arrau, Ax, Baumgartner, Berman, Boulanger, Boulez, Brailowsky, Corigliano, Cortot, Curcio, Curzon, Enescu, Fleisher, Gornostaeva, Janis, Hindemith, Horowitz, Horszowski, Hubert, Kapell, Kaplinsky, Kempff, Kocsis, Lhevinne, Lateiner, Marcus, Markevitch, Messiaen, Moravec, Musulin, Naumov, Neuhaus, Neumann, Oborin, Ogdon, Orff, Perlemuter, Pires, Samaroff, Schnabel, Sebok, Serkin, Skoda, Slenczynska, Svetlanova, Stockhousen, Taubmann, Tocco, Vengerova, Vlassenko and Xenakis.
Music & Stars Awards: https://musicandstarsawards.com/the-jury
Classical Music Ambassador: https://www.hellostage.com/musicians
Home Recordings: https://hearthis.at/klapatas
Studio Recordings: https://klapatas.bandcamp.com