Born in Greece in 1979, the pianist Apostolos Palios graduated from the Berlin Hanns Eisler Music Academy and the Leipzig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Music Academy, where he received his master’s and soloist diploma with distinction. He studied musicology at the University of Athens and is currently working towards a dissertation examining the piano compositions of Loris Margaritis. He has received lessons from distinguished artists including Aldo Ciccolini, Murray Perahia, Cyprien Katsaris, Yonty Solomon and George Hadjinikos, and won many scholarships. He is the prizewinner of several National and International Piano, Chamber Music and Composition Competitions in Greece, Germany, Spain and Italy. He is also the scholarship winner of the 2006 Gina Bachauer Prize piano competition. From the Academy of Athens he
has received a special award and won the prestigious Best Greek Young Artist of the Year 2007 award from the Association of Greek Critics for Drama and Music. His career has taken him to the most important concert halls in the world, including the Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus and New York Carnegie Hall. He has also participated in recordings and given the first world performances of various piano works. He is a member of the Aurora (Piano) Quartet of Germany and the Ergon Ensemble for modern music.