«Varvaresos not only has a natural yet finely honed technique, it springs as one with the wide scope of profound musicianship. Varvaresos engaged his audience with a performance that sizzled from start to finish.» – New York Concert Review
«What I particularly enjoy is the balance he gets between virtuosity and musicality…whatever Varvaresos plays, it is always really beautiful.» – Cyprien Katsaris, BBC Magazine
Vassilis Varvaresos' already busy 2022-2023 season began with his collaboration with the Geneva International Orchestra and Pierre Bleuse in D. Shostakovich's 1st Concerto. He is invited to, among others, the Malta Baroque Festival, the Les Etoiles du Classique Festival in Paris and the Thessaloniki Piano Festival, while he appears in the Concertgebouw in the Netherlands, the Petit Palais in Paris as well as the Sainte-Ursanne Piano Festival in Switzerland.
In previous seasons, Vassilis Varvaresos collaborated with Christoph Eschenbach and the Athens State Orchestra. He performed at the Pietra Santa Festivals with Vadim Repin and Boris Berezovsky, the Halicarnassus, Istanbul, Athens Festivals, as well as the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, and the Nohant Chopin Festival.
He collaborates with numerous orchestras including the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the G. Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, the Filarmonia Orchestra, as well as the State Orchestras of Thessaloniki and Athens. In 2008, he represented Greece in the Athens State Orchestra tour in China for the Beijing Olympic Games Celebrations.
The love that Vassilis Varvaresos has for chamber music can be seen from his collaborations: loyal collaborator with Giorgos Demertzis, Noé Inui, Michel Dalberto, as well as with the Quatuor Akilone, he has recorded with Dimitris Tiliakos, Giorgos Demertzis, Ivan Karizna, Noé Inui, Ophélie Gaillard and Alexis Kossenko. He is the Artistic Director of the “Up to 8” Chamber Music Festival of Thessaloniki.
A true eclectic, Vassilis Varvaresos writes music for a seroes of films, including new tributes to Brancusi and Julie Mehretu from the Checkerboard Film Foundation.
At the age of 14, having won the international competition of Young Concert Artists in New York, he performed in some of the major halls, both in US and Europe. He performed as a recitalist in Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York.
He studied at the Juilliard School as well as the CNSM in Paris. He has nine albums with NAVIS Classics, BIS Records, Aparté Records and Mirare Records. His first album, “V for Valse” received rave reviews, with the newspaper Le Figaro giving it five stars.