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BIO

Greek-Russian cellist, Timotheos Petrin, is emerging as a dynamic artist that strives to advocate for the beauty and sublimity of classical music and communicate it with the modern audiences.He gained international recognition as a top-prize winner at the prestigious International Paulo Cello Competition in Finland, where he was praised for "a great and passionate soloist style: expressive, vibrant singing lines, sparkling rhythm", "an interesting, original personality" {Helsingin Sanomat, newspaper}.In 2016, Mr. Petrin made his US debut performance with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Robert Spano. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Helsinki Philharmonic and Susanna Malkki on Shostakovich's rarely performed second cello concerto. Also important collaborations include performances with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, the Tapiolla Sinfonietta, the Athens Symphony Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra.In 2017 he was named Young Artist in Residence at the Performance Today radio program of the American Public Media, the most listened-to classical music program in the US. Several of his recordings were broadcasted and received with great success throughout 2017. As part of the Curtis on Tour initiative, Mr.Petrin has appeared as chamber musician and recitalist in major concert halls in Taiwan, Korea, Hong-Kong, Germany, Greece. Especially important was his return to the musical scene in his native Greece as part of the Curtis on Tour in 2015. An avid chamber musician, he often collaborates with important musical figures such as Noah-Bendix Balgley, Yura Lee, Roberto Diaz, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Alexey Goribol, Meng-Chieh Liu, Plamena Mangova, Miri Yampolsky.He was recently accepted to the Marlboro Music Festival and is expected to make his first appearance there in summer 2019. Other festivals he frequently participates in include, the Chamberfest Cleveland, the Ravinia Festival Steans Music Institute, the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, the Moritzburg Festival, the Dimitria Festival. He was also a chamber music collaborator at the Lake Como Piano Summer School in 2016.In addition to his concert appearances, Mr.Petrin is an advocate for charity and philanthropic causes. In spring 2016, in collaboration with the non-profit organization 'Podari.Life' and the renowned Russian actress Chulpan Khamatova, he appeared in performances aiming to raise funds for kinds diagnosed with oncological and hematology diseases.Born in Thessaloniki, Greece,  into a family of musicians, Mr.Petrin entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2012 where he studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley, and received his Bachelor of Music degree in 2017. He has also worked with musicians such as Leonidas Kavakos, Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Paul Katz, Colin Carr and Dimitris Patras.Mr.Petrin is a scholarship recipient and fellow of the Onassis Foundation and currently studies at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of cellist Laurence Lesser. In this past season, as part of his second residency at the Performance Today radio program, he made a recital tour in Paris and Normandy, France. Other future appearances include performances with the Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestras and his debut recital at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.

 

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