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Natalia Gerakis

Natalia Gerakis is considered one of the most accomplished Greek flutists. She has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player at major halls and festivals throughout Germany and Greece, as well as in numerous European countries, in Asia, Africa and South America. She has been principal flute of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra. She performed among others with the Athens State Orchestra, Athens Camerata, Wuerttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, Stuttgart State Opera House and as a soloist with the Bosch Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Stuttgart University Academic Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, Athens Philharmonia Orchestra, Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra, Universidad Mayor Orchestra Santiago/Chile. She has recorded for the Greek Radio & TV, the Bayerischer Rundfunk the labels “Spektral Records” and “Utopia”, the Hellenic Foundation for Culture. Natalia Gerakis is Flute Professor at the Athens Conservatoire and tutor for Flute Methodology at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. She has also taught the flute in the Music Department of the Athens National University. Furthermore, she is a highly regarded and sought-after flutist among international courses (Deutscher Tonkünstlerverband Instrumentenkurse/Germany, Springiersbach Summer Courses/Germany, Adams European Flute Center Masterclasses/Holland, International Forum for Flute and Piano/Luxembourg, Alliance Française Courses Lusaka/Zambia, Universidad Mayor Masterclasses Santiago/Chile, Music Library of Greece Masterclasses, International Music Academy of Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses/Greece) and international competitions (Bodensee International Music Competition, Aschaffenburg International Chamber Music Competition with Guitar, DGfF-German Flute Association Competition Frankfurt). She studied the flute at the “Nadia & Lili Boulanger” Conservatoire in Paris and at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart in Germany under Prof. Jean-Claude Gérard, on a scholarship of the Greek State.