Greek pianist Giorgos Karagiannis was born in Grevena, Greece, where he received his first piano lessons at the age of eleven.
Karagiannis obtained important impulses from master classes with Donald Weilerstein, Maxim Mogilevsky, Aglika Genova & Liuben Dimitrov, Mikhail Voskresensky, Jerome Rose, Elisabeth Kufferath, Winfried Rademacher, Hideyo Harada, Kemal Gekic´, Reinhard Becker, Viktor Chuchkov, Ákos Hernádi, Eugene Mursky, Svetlana Smolina, Johan van Beek, Eduard Zilberkant, Domna Evnouchidou, Elena Mouzala and Georgios Xatzinikos.
He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (Piano Performance) in the class of Lambis Vassiliadis at the Ionian University of Music in Corfu. He continued his studies with Tomislav Nedelkovic-Baynov at the State Academy of Music in Trossingen, where he completed the Concert Exam. Karagiannis also studied chamber music with Markus Becker and Lied accompaniment with Jan-Philip Schulze at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover.
Karagiannis has won prizes at national and international music competitions. He appears regularly as soloist and chamber music partner on concert stages and music festivals in Greece, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria and Thailand.
His performances, including with the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra and the State Symphony Orchestra of Thessaloniki, have been recorded for Greek radio and television.
His debut album with works by Schubert, Berg, Bach and Schumann was released by the Piano Plus Festival of Greece. His second album contains violin sonatas by Mozart, Bartók and Brahms and was released by ARS Produktion, Germany.