Petros Moschos and Dimitris Karydis

Piano Duo ‘ANTITHESIS’  – Piano DuoBiographical Note

Piano Duo Antithesis, Greek born, Petros Moschos and Dimitris Karydis have been collaborating since 1997 when they were studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Their musical vibrancy, unique ensemble playing and technical brilliance has been highly acclaimed by an ever-widening international audience.

  • They have been the recipients of many top prizes and awards at major international piano duo competitions. Prizes include:
  • Bronze Medal, ‘Murray Dranoff’ International Competition 2003, Miami, USA
  • First Prize, ‘Donostia Hiria’ International Competition, 2003, Spain
  • Second Prize (First Prize not awarded) ‘Schubert’ Competition, 2001, Czech Republic and
  • ‘Aloise Slosila’ Special Prize for “best performance of Schubert”
  • First Prize, ‘V. Bellini – Citta di Caltanissetta’ International Competition, Italy, 2000
  • First Prize, ‘Rovere d’Oro’ International Music Competition, Italy 1999
  • Athens Academy of Letters and Arts, Award for artistic activity, 2000 and 2001

Their repertoire includes works written for two pianos as well as one piano – four hands and ranges from Bach, Mozart and Schubert to Stravinsky, Messiaen and Gershwin. They also have a keen interest in featuring contemporary works.

They perform regularly in Germany, Italy, England, Switzerland, Greece, Czech Republic, Spain, Israel and the USA. Recent performances have included concerts at the Brno International Festival, Janacek Festival, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, South Bank Centre, Fairfield Hall, St.John’s Smith Square in London, and concerto appearances with Janacek Chamber Orchestra, Israeli Festival Orchestra, and Florida Classical Orchestra.

Their debut CD which was recorded in 2000, included works by Mozart, Brahms and Schubert and was co-produced by Bavarian Radio and Genuin Musikproduktions. They have also recorded for Czech, Israeli, Hellenic, Bavarian radios and BBC 3.

Petros and Dimitris studied under Frank Wibaut and James Gibb and they hold Postgraduate Performance Diplomas with ‘Merit’ from the Royal Academy of Music and Masters in Music Performance with ‘Distinction’ from City University, London. They are both reading part-time for the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at City University.

The Duo Antithesis are organizing the summer music festival in Kefalonia, Greece under the Artistic Directorship of Petros Moschos.