Professorial Staff - Voice
King Charles Court Old Royal Naval College Greenwich London SE10 9JF UK
Panaretos Kyriatzidis is increasingly sought after as a collaborative performer, vocal coach and musical director. A Britten Pears young artist, Panaretos has won the Gerald Moore Award, Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, the Emmy Destinn Awards Accompanist prize and the duo prize at the London Song Festival.
Panaretos (aka Pan) completed his postgraduate studies in piano performance under Martino Tirimo and Eugene Asti at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where he was subsequently appointed junior fellow in accompaniment. During this time he was awarded the David Gosling Prize for excellence in accompaniment/collaborative performance and twice the John Thompson Prize for chamber music, and he won first prize in the Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Competition, the English Song Competition, The Leonard Smith & Felicity Young Duo Competition, the Il Circolo Solo Piano Competition and The Cavatina Chamber Music Competition. He also accompanied rising stars Nardus Williams and James Newby in their respective wins at the Trinity Laban Gold Medal Award.
Between 2016-2018 Panaretos musically directed four opera productions for the King’s Head Theatre, which garnered high praise from press and audiences alike, an Off-West-End Award/Offie (Tosca), and an Olivier Award nomination for best opera production, following a transfer to the Trafalgar Studios at the West End (La bohéme).
Panaretos has performed in many of the UK’s most prestigious venues and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. He is a member of staff at Trinity Laban and at Morley College, musical director of St Paul’s Opera in Clapham and co-founder of The Opera Makers, a new dynamic collective aspiring to broaden the potential of fringe and studio opera.
A native of the Greek island of Thassos, Panaretos holds a BA in Law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and is an avid food lover.