THEODORE KERKEZOS Saxophonist
"Artist in Residence 2019-20" in Thüringen Philharmonie
December 19, 2016: "Artist of the Year - 2016" by Gina Bachauer Awards.
October 2013. Unanimously elected an Honorary Member of the Greek Composers Union.
On October 2012, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and Arts (the largest, most representative and authoritative Russian association of scientists, artists, politicians and statesmen, accredited by the United Nations), unanimously elected Kerkezos as Honorary Member of the Academy (Moscow Branch - Arts Department). In addition, Kerkezos is the youngest ever person to have been elected to this position.
He has been awarded on December 2012 with the Russian high Honor for Artists: Doctor of Musical Arts from the IAACC/UNESCO and from the Russian Federation Ministry of General and Professional Education for his outstanding services as professor and performer at the Russian and international music stage, an honor given to saxophonist for first time.
5*stars (in performance and sound )- Fono Forum (Germany, January 2011)
“Supersonic Award” - Pizzicato (Luxemburg, January 2011)
“Maestro” - Elcorreo (Spain, January 2011)
5* stars - CD-Classico – (Italy, February 2011)
“Editor’s Choice” - The Gramophone (celebrated Christmas issue 2010) – this is the first time this award was given to a classical saxophonist.
“Album Choice” - Hi-Fi Critic (London, November 2010)
“Album of the week” - WQXR Radio (New York, November 2010)
Two nominations for the 50th Grammy Awards in the following categories: #102 - "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra", and #98 – "Best Classical Album”
"Supersonic Award” - Pizzicato (Luxemburg, February 2007)
“Artist of the Week” (Naxos label, November 2006)
No.1 in the “Best Seller - Top 20” category (England, December 2006)
“Bargain of the Month” - Musicweb-International (December 2006)
No. 3 for the Naxos label Top 10 Concerto Releases - October-December 2006
No. 1 in the “Best classical saxophone cds” - Fono Forum (Germany, February 2005)
“Silver Disk” awarded by the Prime Minister of Greece (Athens, December 2003)
“CD of the month” - The Sound (Athens, November 2002)
5*stars (in performance), Yorkshire Post, (United Kingdom, October 2002)
CD of the Month, Record Club – Athens, October 2002
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