February 17 - February 23 2024
@ Muziekcentrum Enschede
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Alla Halapsis †

Judged in 2010

Alla Halapsis was born in former Soviet Union. She got her diplomas from Donetsk State College of Music, Kharkov State University of Arts and Tchaikovsky State Conservatory of Moscow. She has studied with the famous soloists and professors: Yakov Flier (piano), Alexey Zibtsev (chamber music) and Leonid Roisman (harpsichord).

She is a gifted pianist with unlimited virtuosity and creative abilities - Yakov Flier, "She is a great musician", "extraordinary virtuosity and impeccable intuition, the characteristic element of her interpretation" - Alexey Zibtsev.

During 1971-1981 she was professor of piano and chamber music at the Donetsk State University of Music and Pedagogy. The pianist had a permanent cooperation with the Composers Union of the former USSR and performed many works in first international presentations.
Alla Halapsis has appeared in recitals as a soloist, in chamber music concerts and also as a soloist with various orchestras. She takes part in several International Music Festivals and Master classes in Greece, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, France, Bulgaria and Turkey.

In 1988, 1997, 1998 and 2000 she received Diplomas of Honour for extraordinary teaching and preparation of students, who took first prizes in International Music Competitions.

Today Alla Halapsis is Professor of piano and chamber music at the University of Indianapolis, Athens, Professor of piano and chamber music at the Athenaeum and Synchrono Conservatories of Athens as well as Director of Studies of Protoporia Conservatory of Athens