George Kastanos

Classical & modern saxophone

He was born in 1990 and at an early age he began his studies at the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata receiving a degree in advanced theory (2006) and a saxophone diploma (2007). 

In 2007 he won a scholarship to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and obtained his Bachelor degree (2011) with Honors.

He has attended courses and seminars with F. Hemke, Th. Zervas, D. Dimitriadis, Th. Kerkezos, S. Haram, R. Buckland and B. Marsalis.

From 2012 to 2016 he handled the “5 modern ensemble” (saxophone, composition and orchestration) which held concerts of modern-classical music, including concerts in collaboration with the National Opera and the 3rd Underground Festival of the State Symphony Orchestra of Thessaloniki.

He has participated in theater performances such as Cabaret (2013) directed by K. Rigos (clarinet and saxophone) and in the educational program of the Onassis Foundation (2018-2019) “A short guide for prospective tightrope walkers” (composition, clarinet and saxophone).

Since 2016 he has been collaborating with N. Bofiliou and T. Karamouratidis (saxophone, clarinet and keyboards). 

His collaboration with the Philippos Nakas Conservatory began in 2022.