24-year-old guitar player from Greece performs Nikos Piperis – Melancolia
About the artist
Vassilis Kanellopoulos was born in Athens in 1994, his origins are from Messinia, Peloponnese. With his parents encouragement he started taking guitar lessons at a very early age and completed his studies at the Municipal Conservatory of Petroupoli under the guidance of professor Vassilis Kanaras (Diploma A straight and 1st prize). He has received 16 awards in national competitions and has attended seminars by Evangelos Assimakopoulos, Lisa Zoe, Notis Mavroudis etc. He has appeared as soloist guitarist nationwide and internationally in major concert halls.
In 2010 the magazine “K” of newspaper Kathimerini, published his interview, while conducting a survey for the “Golden Adolescents” with a corresponding display on television. He studies Musicology at the University of Athens (specializing in Byzantine Musicology). At the same time, he extensively occupies himself in the study of Greek music and Eastern music, playing land lute (professors Christos Zotos, Lefteris Fragioudakis) with important appearances to his credit.
He has collaborated with major singers and musicians such as Nena Venetsanou, Kostas Pavlopoulos, Nikos Yasemi-Sargouda etc. He has collaborated with important composers such as Kostas Grigoreas, Michael Archontides,Kostas Tsilidis, Nikos Piperis and young rising composers as Dimitris Katharopoulos and Dimitris Nanos. A turning point in his career has been the collaboration with the great composer and author Kostas Mylonas, creating his first music record, with artistic songs together with the guitarist Miltiades Karaiskos.
He was a guitar teacher at the Greater and National Conservatory of Nikaia and now is a guitar teacher at the Peloponnesian Association of Petroupoli.