Ilias Sdoukos, of Greek-Czech origin, was born in Athens in 1974. He studied violin with Y. Tzoumanis (principal violin of the Athens State Orchestra) at the Athens Conservatory and viola with Y. Vatikiotis (principal viola of the Athens State Orchestra) at the Hellenic Conservatory. He graduated in 1997 with a grade of “A” and continued with Sven Arne Tepl at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen (Germany), with a scholarship from the Alexandros Onassis Foundation. He graduated in June 2000 with a grade of “1”. He was for two years the principal violist of the university’s orchestra and for several concerts the principal violist of the Deutsche Kammer akademie am Neuss. He has appeared on stage in Australia, Burkina Faso, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland, Mali, Niger, South Korea, Turkey and in many cities in Greece. Outstanding appearances include: Sinphonia Concertante by W.A. Mozart at the National Opera of Greece, “Climax under control” by M. C. Krithara commissioned by the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) and conducted by T. Antoniou, Trauer music by P. Hindemith conducted by A. Myrat, B. Bartok’s viola concerto at the Athens Concert Hal (Megaron)l conducted by M. Logiades, concerto for viola and orchestra by Constantinos Stylianou in Cyprus commissioned by the Cyprus State Orchestra and conducted by G. Emilsson.
He was a member of symphonic orchestras such as the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Colours (founded by M. Hatzidakis). He is collaborating as a soloist with the Greek Composers Union (since 2000) and the Orchestra of Colours (since 2004). Since January 2001, he holds the principal viola position at the orchestra of the National Opera of Greece.
Last updated on 15.02.2020