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Who is GEL

...Song Writer

International  Pianist

Experimental  Composer 

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lazaridis on the radio

Listen to   G.E.L.

talk about  his life

Greek Radio FM958

11 April 2018

lazaridis on the radio

Listen to   G.E.L.

talk about  his work

BBC Radio 3, U.K.

12 April 2014

Inspirational Mentor

Artistic Director


George Emmanuel Lazaridis is a multi-talented, widely recognised musical personality and a leader in Greece's contemporary cultural scene developments.

​His flourishing international career as a classical pianist has taken him to the most prestigious venues in over 50 countries, since the age of 11. Either in recital,  as soloist with world renowned orchestras and conductors,  or in collaboration with chamber music ensembles and distinguished artists,  Lazaridis has been described as a "formidable composer" as well as "one of the finest pianists of his generation".

During 35 years of uninterrupted creative presence on the Greek and international music scene, Lazaridis’ ability to capture and mesmerise his listeners, both in concert as well as through his celebrated recordings, has been repeatedly recognised by audiences, colleagues and music critics world wide. His highly acclaimed CD releases have been deemed  "beyond comparison" by the BBC Music Magazine and have been selected amongst the best interpretations available to date, by notable publications such as The Pianist, International Piano, Gramophone, Classic FM. 

However, what sets Lazaridis apart as a unique musical personality is his genuinely open-minded approach to music as a unified, indivisible entity of meaningful frequencies, and a tool for world peace and social cohesion.


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Born into a family of artists and philosophers, he has grown to approach all kinds of music and musicians with equal seriousness and respect, always searching for the true value in any and every kind of genuine musical creation. Moreover, Lazaridis’ active involvement in the establishment of new institutions for music and education, has led him to understand music as a powerful source of world-binding energy.

These qualities show in his own, multi-faceted, widely explorative musical compositions, which include large scale symphonic music and yet often cross over genres in daring, bold creative conceptions. Commissions by organisations such as Europa Cantat, Birmingham New Arts and Athens International Festivals as well as collaborations with legendary idols such as Maria Farandouri and Barbara Hendricks, have taken Lazaridis' unsettling creativity from concert to theatre and dance music, from classical forms to pop aesthetics, from traditional music scoring to experimental studio-produced projects.

Lazaridis' recognition amongst modern times’ keyboard giants, his unique artistry as a diverse composer, his experience as successful artistic director of major cultural organisations and co-founder of new music societies and innovatory ensembles, combined with his ability to mentor and inspire younger musicians, make him into a rare, fascinating, kaleidoscopic personality.

G.E.L. describes himself as a classically trained pianist and composer who encapsulates the spirit of a progressive rocker. Through his own performances and composition experiments as well as through his teachings, interviews, public statements on music and all aspects of his social life, he seeks to inspire the world to understand and to embrace the magic and power of music as a whole. Consequently, he seeks to mentor young 21st century musicians to not only become experts in one musical field, but to explore knowledge and every possibility to serve music and humanity beyond limits

This website aims to gradually archive and showcase the history, the activities and  the philosophy of a progressive classical musician, who may have begun his journey as a wunderkind but grew up striving to celebrate the value in every kind of good music. Someone who seeks to rid the world of dividing lines, by helping unite it in peace through pulse and vibration.

We hope that you enjoy exploring this website and that you will often visit back, as it should be constantly developing and expanding further. 


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