CYPRUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Meet Andreas Zinonos, Violinist
Andreas Zinonos was born in Nicosia in 1998. He started taking violin lessons at the age of 6 with Pavlos Koukos, and as from 2008 until 2017 he was taught by Sorin Alexandru Horlea.
From 2012 until 2017, he was a scholar at the Music Workshop of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, under Sorin Alexandru Horlea and the artistic supervision of Maestro Yiorgos Kountouris. In 2010 he became a member of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, and from 2012 until 2017 he was the concert master of the orchestra.
He has attended master classes with distinguished musicians such as Salvatore Accardo, Lana Trotosvek, Wolfgang Schroeder, Laurent Quenelle, Jonian-Ilias Kadesha, Mathaios Kariolou and the members of the Apple Hills Quartet, New York.
In 2013, and after succeeding the auditions, he won a scholarship from the Leverhulme Foundation of the European Union Youth Orchestra in Austria and in 2015 and 2016 he won the same auditions to enter the European Music Campus Orchestra. In 2019 he represented Cyprus in the European Union Youth Orchestra together with Lyusi Hovhannesyan, another very promising and talented young violinist. In the summer of 2014 he represented Cyprus in the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra in France where he participated in three concerts in Marseille. In 2017 he was one of the three musicians to win the scholarship of the Nicolas Economou Foundation.
Andreas has appeared as a soloist with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra both in Cyprus and Italy, and has given recitals in venues in Cyprus and in Europe such as the Concert Hall of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels since 2012.
Since 2017 he studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln in the class of Prof. Ariadne Daskalakis. Andreas plays on a Stephan Soultanian violin made in 2013.
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