Stathis Karapanos, flute

The search for inspiration is a never-ending and vital journey in a person’s life. In the case of Stathis Karapanos, he was able to find this inspiration by playing the flute. He studied at the National Conservatory in Athens and the University of Music in Karlsruhe, which he completed with distinction in 2018. During his studies, he was often invited to perform as a member of youth and professional orchestras, such as the Staatstheater Karlsruhe, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and others. During these years, he had teachers and mentors such as Mathieu Dufour, Vangelis Papathanassiou, Petra Müllejans, Henrick Wiese, Peter Lukas Graf, as well as Prof. Philippe Bernold at the Conservatoire National Superieur in Paris. After his graduation, he was appointed principal flute of the Athens State Symphony Orchestra. Since 2018, Stathis Karapanos has been invited to perform with renowned conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev and Yutaka Sado. As a chamber musician, he has performed with artists such as Vilde Frang, Matthias Goerne, Nicolas Altstaedt, Daniel Hope, Chen Reiss and Marisol Montalvo.

Stathis Karapanos has received several awards for his musical skills, such as the ‘Bernstein Award’ of the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival (2020), the ‘Lotto Prize’ of the Rheingau Festival (2019), and numerous prizes at international competitions.

Past and upcoming highlights include: his London debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a tour with Maestro Yutaka Sado and the Tonkunstler Orchestra performing Leonard Bernstein’s Halil, the recording of the Khatchaturian Flute Concerto with Flanders Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kristiina Poska; the world premiere of for Inge by Leonard Bernstein and Lamentation by Craig Urquhart as well as the world premiere of the Zorbas Suite by Mikis Theodorakis and Achilleas Wastor.

In August 2023, he recorded an album featuring the complete works for flute and orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki with the Prague Philharmonia Orchestra, Stefan Asbury and Krzysztof Grzybowski for Warner Music.

Stathis Karapanos lives in Berlin and Paris.


facebook twitter email print


Paul Hindemith

Complete Works for Flute

Stathis Karapanos, flute

Jörg Widmann, clarinet
Stephan Schweigert, bassoon
Céline Moinet, oboe
Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harp

Christopher Park & Fil Liotis, piano

Philippe Bernold, flute
David Aaron Carpenter, viola

Konzerthaus Berlin Chamber Orchestra

Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra

Sayako Kusaka, lead and director

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

ODE 1409-2

Released 05/2024

more info & buy