Panagiotis Liaropoulos is a Greek composer and pianist. He was born in Athens, Greece and since 1997 he resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He holds a Doctoral Degree in Composition from Boston University where he studied with Theodore Antoniou and Lukas Foss. He pursued his graduate studies on a Fulbright Grant and he was the recipient of the 2001 Boston University Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theory and Composition. He is also the recipient of the 2018-2019 prestigious Fulbright U.S Scholar Grant.
Dr. Liaropoulos completed his undergraduate studies in Music Studies/Musicology in the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He also holds degrees in Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, Composition, and Piano from the National Conservatory of Athens, Greece.
His compositions include music for solo instruments, various ensembles, chorus, and orchestra and his works have been performed and awarded in Europe and the United States. Among his national and international distinctions are the first prize in the ALEA III International Composition Competition (2002) for his piece Orientations Beta, the second prize in the prestigious Dimitri Mitropoulos International Composition Competition (2005) for his Concerto for Flute and Orchestra and the first prize at the Composers' National Workshop at Athens Megaron Concert Hall in Athens, Greece (1999), for his piece Lament for String Quartet and Tape. In addition, he has been the recipient of several awards, scholarships, and residencies, that include, among others, an Honorary Mention at the Uuno Clami International Composition Competition (Finland, 2004) for his piece Journal Intime d' Un Avril Invisible for Mezzo Soprano and Chamber Orchestra, and residencies at the Aspen Music Festival and School (2004), and the Yaddo Artistic Community (2005).
For the past two decades, Dr. Liaropoulos has been composing works of several different styles and mediums. By drawing his inspiration and creative ideas from both the Western and the Eastern musical traditions, he has established a compositional style that is based on the dramatic interaction of diverse musical elements deriving from these traditions. This compositional approach led him to the creation of a distinctive musical language founded on the sophisticated integration of Western contemporary compositional theories, techniques and process