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Marios Argiros


03 May 2014
Richard Strauss
Oboe Concerto in D

Marios Argiros is one of the most exciting and expressive players of his generation, whose career combines chamber music, solo playing and orchestral concerts. At the Royal Academy of Music he was a student of Michael Dobson and Janet Craxton and studied further with Ingo Goritzki in Germany. He collaborates in chamber music with many of today’s finest players and has played at major festivals both in the UK and abroad including Aldeburgh, City of London, Cheltenham, Prague, Athens and Hong Kong with artists such as Murray Perahia, Melvyn Tan, Andrew Manze and the Lindsay and Brindisi Quartets. Solo recitals with Caroline Clemmow have included the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, and broadcasts for the BBC range from Bach to Schumann to Berio. As a soloist Marios has performed all the major oboe concertos with orchestras including Northern Sinfonia, BBC Philharmonic, Philharmonia and New Mozart Ensemble. He has held principal oboe positions in the BBC Philharmonic and Northern Sinfonia and is sought after as a guest principal in many major UK orchestras. He has played regularly over many years with leading conductors including Sir Georg Solti, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Charles Mackerras, and on Baroque and Classical oboe with leading musicians in the period instrument field, including Sir Roger Norrington, Trevor Pinnock, Christopher Hogwood, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Andrew Manze. In recent years he has performed frequently in Greece, playing principal with the Athens Kamerata and also in the exciting new contemporary group Kyklos Ensemble Athens. Marios pursues a parallel career as a senior level Iyengar yoga teacher. As well as teaching in the UK also runs holiday courses in Crete. (May 2014)

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