Ariadne Daskalakis


Violinist Ariadne Daskalakis pursues an international career concertizing on modern and baroque violin and mentoring young professional musicians.

May 6-8 Chamber Music Concerts at the Andernacher Musiktage

May 18 "Maikonzerte" at the HfMT, Fronleichnamkirche Köln (Machabäerstr.) - dramatic Biber Sonatas for baroque violin, lute and harpsichord/organ

May 29 - WDR, Klaus v Bismarck Hall - Chamber Version of Mahler 4th Symphony, led by Christoph Spering

June 11 - Bonn Beethoven Haus - Piano trios by L. v. Beethoven and Ferdinand Ries with Tobias Koch, fortepiano, and Ira Givol, cello

June 13-19 Festival week in Montepulciano, including Gala Concert with the Orchestra of the Orchesterzentrum NRW on June 17 - works by Beethoven, Ives and Mozart (Sinfonia Concertante)

June 26- July 2 International Chamber Music Festival Cork, Ireland with Ensemble Vintage Köln; program includes the complete cycle of the Biber Rosary Sonatas, flanked by commissioned poems by Ruth Padel.

July 15-17 Music from Land's End Wareham concerts in Wareham and Dartmouth

July 22-24 July Music from Land's End Wareham concerts in Wareham and Marion

August 1-7 Portland Bach Virtuosi Festival in Portland, Maine

August 13-14 Music from Land's End Wareham concerts in Wareham and Marion

August 28 - Sept 4 Palazzo Ricci Monetpulciano - Master Class for Violin and Chamber Music with Henri Sigfridsson (Piano) and Martti Rousi (Cello)

September 20-24 Residency at "Arts Lab", Palazzo Ricci Montepulciano

September 25-Oct 2 Chamber Music Festival Palazzo Ricci Montepulciano

October 23 - Duo Recital with Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Beethoven Sonatas 5, 7, & 10 Gala-Fundraiser for the Landesmusikakademie NRW in Heek.

October 30 - "BachPur / Pure Bach" - Festival performance at St. Ursula Church in Cologne with the Neues Rheinische Chamber Orchestra.

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Ariadne Daskalakis is new Prorektorin (Vice-President) for International and Artistic Affairs at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne Conservatory of Music and Dance). She is the first woman and the first foreigner chosen for this position. The other Prorektor is Michael Borgstede, who is the first representative from the Department of Historical Music in this position. The new Rektor (President) is Prof. Tilmann Claus.

Potsdam Festival: Choreographed Performance "RosenTanzSonaten" from June 25 in the Castle Theater Sans Souci YouTube link Ariadne as Guest Artist with the Ensemble Europa Danzante directed by Yves Ytier

Pleased to share: YouTube Link to the Festivities of the 20th Anniversary of the Academy "Palazzo Ricci" with events in Montepuciano and Cologne; Ariadne Daskalakis leads the orchestra of the Orchester Zentrum NRW and performs with pianist Alessio Tiezzi

Critical acclaim for new CD:
Schubert Works for Violin Vol. 2 on BIS Records

BIS-2373 with Ariadne Daskalakis, Violin
and Paolo Giacometti, Fortepiano

Selected by Spotify and
Apple Music Reviews in The Strad, Klassik Heute, and top rating 5/5 from Diapason.

Stream of Ariadne's Solo Bach Recital at the Cologne Fronleichnam (Corpus Christi) Church. (May 2020)

Link to A-minor Sonata by J.S. Bach on modern violin

Link to E-Major Partita by J.S. Bach on baroque violin

Link to D-minor Partita by J.S. Bach on baroque violin

Ariadne Daskalakis has joined the roster of Konzertbüro Andreas Braun.

Ariadne on Facebook: Ariadne Daskalakis Music

Pleased to share Fine Reviews of Schubert Vol. 1 from Grammophone, BBC, the Strad and more fine publications

To order the Schubert CD Vol 1 (released 2019): directly from BIS or as studio quality download - thank you for your support!
to Ariadne's 5 Practice Tips in The Strad Magazine

Schubert Release! Vol 1 of the Complete Violin Works on BIS With Paolo Giacometti, Fortepiano, and the Kölner Akademie under Michael Willens. Available in stores or as studio-quality download at eclassical...or directly from BIS

CD Bach/Gottschick "Musical Offering" The Musical Offering by J.S. Bach in a new setting by Sebastian Gottschick, presented by Ensemble Vintage Köln on the Tacet "Eigenart" label. more infos / Order!

Enjoy Beatles Covers! from a live performance at Music from land's End Wareham, with Putnam Murdock, Riccardo Caraceni, Leonardo Papa, Sebastian Gottschick and Paige Riggs. Penny Lane and Honey Pie

500th Anniversary San Biagio Concert Video Ariadne Daskalakis performs Biber's 6th Rosary Sonata with Salome Ryser and Ilaria Monticelli in a concert celebrating the 500th anniversary of the famous church San Biagio in Montepulciano.

sensual Szymanowski Video of Live Performance of the Myths with Miri Yampolsky

CD BIBER Rosary Sonatas "With this release, Daskalakis propels herself into the front rank of historical violinists." - order directly from the label BIS

! Rave... reviews...

Listen to Tartini Concerto with the Cologne Chamber Orchetra or to Szymanowski with Miri Yampolsky

"What a gorgeous tone Daskalakis has!"

American Record Guide

"....striking athletecism, musical insight, expressive embellishment and elegiac lyricism."

The Strad

"Poetic. She has a pure, but strong tone and finely nuanced vibrato and legato. The sheer agility of her playing is no end in itself."

Fono Forum