Georgios Zacharoudis


Georgios Zacharoudis was born in 1972 in Thessaloniki (Greece) and studied at the State Conservatory with Aimilios Handrakis, Aurel Picouleatsa and Dimitrios Handrakis, where he graduated with honors. In 1995 he moved to the University of Music in Graz to Prof. Christos Polyzoides and Ulrike Danhofer, where he graduated with a concert diploma with honors, a teaching qualification in 2003 and a bachelor’s degree in IGP (instrumental pedagogy) in 2008. He also studied baroque violin at the Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory in Graz with Dario Luisi. During his studies he attended masterclasses for violin and chamber music with Leonidas Kavakos, Stelios Kafantaris, Georgios Demertzis, George Hatzinikos, Gerard Poulet, Franco Gulli, Maurice Hasson, Mincho Minchev, Susanne Scholz and Demetrius Polyzoides. Already during his studies he began to engage in orchestra playing. He was a member of the Municipal Youth Orchestra Thessaloniki, State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, Recreation Grand Orchestra Graz, Philharmonic Orchestra Graz and Graz Chamber Orchestra. At the same time Georgios Zacharoudis also worked as a violin teacher. He taught at the music school Weiz, Austria and music schools in Trikala, Kilkis, Florina, Giannitsa, Veroia and at the Municipal Music School Thessaloniki, Greece. He was a lecturer in Baroque violin at the Summer Academy of Early Music in Arnaia (Chalkidiki) from 2011-2013. He is also active as a soloist and chamber musician in various ensembles at home and abroad, among others with the Quartet “Exolkeis”, the “Concerto piccolo” string quartet, the Recreation Baroque Ensemble, Baroque Ensemble “Concerto Ellenico”, “Mala Junta” (Tango Quartet) and “Tanguango” (Tango Orchestra). He has appeared at festivals such as “La Strada” Graz, the Musikprotokoll (Styrian Autumn), the Styriarte Graz, the Bad Ischl Festival, Schloss Weinberg Chamber Music Festival (Upper Austria), the Bregenz Festival and the Tango Festival Hamburg and Freiburg. He has done several CD recordings, productions for various radio stations, television recordings for the Greek State Television and numerous premieres of contemporary compositions.