Charalampos Markoutsas is a Greek Pianist, Musicologist, an Orchestral Conductor, a Composer and a freelance Performer currently residing in Dublin, Ireland. He works as a freelance musician and a piano teacher with a decade of valuable experience.
Charalampos started playing piano and clarinet at the age of 10, while also studying music theory and harmony.
In 2010 he pursued his music education at the Ionian University – Faculty of Music & Audiovisual Arts of Corfu Island, Greece. He was awarded a scholarship for the 5-year programme and acquired the integrated Master in Music Performance (Orchestral Conducting) in 2015. During these years he also studied piano performance, and classical composition.
Over the recent years, Charalampos has had several opportunities to participate in Orchestral Conducting, performing around the world through various conducting seminars and masterclasses. He has also been specializing in Orchestral Performance Pedagogy.
Charalampos is currently attending his Master Degree in MusicPerformance (Orchestral Conducting) at TU Dublin – Conservatory of Music & Drama of Dublin, Ireland.
Charalampos has been teaching students of all different levels, both children and adults since 2015, in Greece and in Dublin, Ireland.
He is focusing on both classical and modern music genres, and is providing piano and music theory lessons through a friendly teaching approach.
Charalampos is happy to design each lesson according to the student’s individual needs and desires and he believes that the music should be fun and enjoyable.
He also helps the students prepare for a practical, theory or a performance exam (RIAM and ABRSM).
Over the last couple of years Charalampos has played a big role in the Greek National music scene, collaborating with the Zakynthos Plucked Strings Orchestra as a project leader.
He also arranged and performed both Folk and Classical Music works from Zakynthos Island, Greece. Those pieces had been buried and forgotten for a long time, therefore his work has brought into light a whole new music era of the 19th century Greece.
Apart from conducting, Charalampos also worked as a pianist and a clarinetist by arranging classical, jazz pieces and soundtracks for several concerts and performances.
He also collaborated with primary schools, demonstrating different musical instruments and presenting his arrangements of music works.