Panagiotis Andreoglou is a missionary proselytizing about the virtues of accordion.
The Greek musician has traveled to Bowling Green intent on introducing composers and music lovers here to his instrument, and to understanding through experience that it’s more than a vehicle for polka, zydeco or tango.
He focuses on the performance of contemporary music, having given the world premieres of many solo and chamber music works in concerts throughout Europe and in the United States. In the spring of 2017 he is a visiting researcher and performer at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, U.S.A. under the Fulbright Artist scholarship.
He has won several national accordion and young musicians’ competitions and he has been awarded scholarships during his studies from Denmark and Greece. In Greece, he often collaborates with the Greek Composers Union, the Onassis Cultural Centre, the Contemporary Music Lab of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Contra Tempo Chamber Orchestra among others.
Performances of his have been broadcast live by the National Danish Radio and the Greek National Radio and Television.
Apart from the world of classical and contemporary music, Panagiotis is interested in music for theatre and dance, jazz and improvisation. He has composed and performed music for original theatre and dance productions, collaborating with the theatrical team “Kunst” and the National Theatre of Northern Greece. He also performs with Grigoris Simadopoulos Jazz Trio.