Omiros Yavroumis

Omiros Yavroumis graduated in 2002 from the Royal Academy of Music in London, with the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, together with the Degree of Musicology from the University of Athens, Greece. Pupil of Nancy Bargerstock in Greece and Mateja Marinkovic in London, he has also attended master classes and has taken violin lessons with Ruggiero Ricci, Zakhar Bron, Lydia Mordkovitch, Leonidas Kavakos, Ivry Gitlis, Eric Friedman, Maurizio Fuks, Sylvia Rosenberg, Grigory Zhislin, etc., and has won numerous awards in solo and chamber music competitions, both in Greece and abroad. He has appeared as soloist with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jelenia Gora Philharmonic, the Filharmonia Dolnoslaska, the State Orchestra of Athens, the City of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra, the City of Volos Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Athens, etc. He has also appeared as soloist and has taken part in chamber music groups and orchestras in many countries (USA, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, France and Italy), under famous conductors such as Sir Colin Davies, Sir Charles Mackerras, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Naeme Yarvi, Kent Nagano, Michael Tilson Thomas etc., in venues including the Sydney Opera House, Royal Festival Hall and Royal Opera House in London, Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg etc. Since 2002, Omiros is Concertmaster of the City of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra in Greece as well as, from 2004, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Kalamaria. In 2008 he was appointed violin professor at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki. He is a member of the Idée Fix ensemble, specializing in modern music, and he is collaborating closely every year with composition students from the Composition Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In March 2011 he was one of the winners of the worldwide competition and became a member of the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra in Sydney Opera House, Australia. Pupils of Omiros Yavroumis have won prizes in national and international competitions and gained places at European Music Academies. In October 2014 he was also appointed Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Athens and since December 2016 he was appointed Concertmaster of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra.