Stelios Kerasidis is a gifted and talented 6-year-old pianist, who has already won many awards, played at some of the largest musical halls in Greece and Europe and now on the 31st of October 2018, he will amaze American audiences as Stelios is set to become the youngest Greek artist to perform at the famous and prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York.
Born in Athens in 2012, Stelios followed in his father’s footsteps, as his dad is also a piano soloist and piano teacher.
Stelios’ Dad says the talented boy showed interest and passion in piano from when he was a baby and his father gave him his first piano lesson at the age of 3. The young child has not stopped practicing since then and his favourite composers are Bach, Chopin, and Beethoven.
In his successful journey so far, he has performed at major recital halls such as the Royal Albert Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, Palazzo Leti in Italy, and played with the Athens Sinfonietta at just five years of age.
Since it opened in 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest artists. From Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Mahler, and Bartók to George Gershwin, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Judy Garland, and The Beatles, an honour roll of music-making artists representing the finest of every genre has filled Carnegie Hall throughout the years.
This is a huge honour for Stelios, who as a 6-year-old has already achieved what pianists at the age of 20, 30 and 40 can only dream of, and something tells us the sky is the limit for this amazing young artist.