CV Panagiotis Linakis
Panagiotis Linakis was born in 1985 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
He is a harpsichordist, organist, continuo player, improviser, music theorist and composer.
Since 2014-2019, Panagiotis Linakis has been teaching harpsichord, basso continuo and historical improvisation at the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main.
From 2015 - 2019 he worked as a substitute lecturer for historical improvisation at the University "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig, where he offered numerous courses and seminars.
He is currently teaching harpsichord and piano at the Music School Region Thun (since 2019) and lives near Bern, Switzerland.
In addition to his teaching, he conducts research in the field of historically based improvisational practice.
His work on the development of a comprehensive practical-didactic course for today's mediation of baroque improvisation practice has been, among others, funded by the state graduate scholarship Baden-Württemberg.
In addition to this project he works as a composer on various projects, i.a. a new edition of Händel's recorder sonatas together with M. Schneider (Edition Walhall, March 2019).
His international concert career has taken him to many European countries and includes collaboration with renowned ensembles, orchestras, conductors, singers and instrumentalists, ao. the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, the Mädchenchor Hannover, the Concerto Ellenico, O. Mustonen, F. Say, H. Rilling, M.E. Cenčić and A. Steck.
In 2013, together with the fortepianist Anne-Sophie Noeske, he founded the duo "Gemischtes Doppel", in which they devote themselves to music in the gallant and classical style, but also make their own arrangements and improvisations on two historic keyboard instruments.
Panagiotis Linakis studied harpsichord and music theory in Hannover (hMtMh), Basel (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis) and Freiburg (University of Music).
His main teachers included J. B. Christensen, J. A. Bötticher, Z. Meniker, R. Hill, T. Watanabe, T. Herbut, and L. Holtmeier.
He also received important inspirations during his studies and on numerous master classes, a.o. R.D. Levin, M. Bilson, T. Koopman, C. Rieger, H. Vogel, R. Lutz, M. Schwenkreis, N. Cumer, T. Lindner, J. Menke, F. Diergarten and O. Büsing.