George Petrou Biography (Wikipedia)
George Petrou (Γιώργος Πέτρου) is a Greek conductor, pianist and stage-director, with a distinguished international career. He has particular interest in music of the 18th and 19th centuries and is currently considered as one of the world's leading Baroque specialists, also with special affection for bel canto. His Händel opera recordings are considered by many critics as definitive. However, his musical activity is very wide including music of the 20 century as well as contemporary.
George Petrou was born in Greece. He studied at the Athens Conservatoire, the Royal College and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He started an early career as a concert pianist, but quickly turned into conducting developing a parallel interest in historical keyboard instruments and their practices. Since 2012 he is the artistic director of the renowned Athens based orchestra Armonia Atenea (former Athens Camerata) with which he tours and records extensively, performing both on period or modern instruments.
George Petrou Tracks