Spyros Mourikis

Spyros Mourikis

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Spyros Mourikis was born in 1974 and started his lessons with Charalambos Farantatos at the Athens Concervatory where he got his Diploma with the Gold Prize. He continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory with Michel Arrignon and Maurice Bourgue, graduating with the First Prize in 1995. In 1997, he won the first Prize at the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition in Odense, while the same year he also won the young Artist Prize of the Greek Association of Theatre and Music Reviewers.

As a soloist he regularly performs with all the orchestras in Greece, including Athens State Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Armonia Atenea and Greek National Radio Symphony and has given concerts with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the Azerbaijan National Symphony Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, the European Union Wind Ensemble, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Mexico City Symphony Orchestra, the Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Paris Conservatory Orchestra, the Southwest Germany Philharmonic Orchestra, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and MusicAeterna Orchestra.

He is invited as a jury member in numerous international clarinet competitions, such as the "Carl Nielsen" and "Gheorghi Dima" competitions, and has given masterclasses and lectures in Music Academies and foundations all over Europe and the United States, Nielsen Society, Bremen Hochschule, Manhattan School of Music, Vandoren Music House, Paderewski Music Academy etc.

His discography includes the Brahms and Mozart clarinet quintets with the Sting Quartet of the Paris Opera Bastille (Agora), the Nielsen concerto with Odense Symphony Orchestra (Danish Radio), as well as Reflexion des Preludes for clarinet and orchestra of the Danish composer Erik Bach with the Symphony Orchestra of Aarhus (Da Capo).

He has worked as principal clarinet with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Claudio Abbado.

The last few years he is the principal clarinet of Armonia Atenea Orchestra with period instruments and has also performed as a soloist with period clarinets.
He is currently playing with the MusicAeterna Orchestra as a guest solo clarinet.
He is solo clarinetist at the Athens State Orchestra and professor of clarinet at the Athens Conservatory.

Performs On

Lumière Bb Clarinet

Lumière A Clarinet