Ourania Gassiou

(The Athens Concert Hall, London)

 

Programme  (back to 2018/2019 Concert Season)


Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) - Organ Sonata no. 3 in A major


Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) - Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BuxWV 184 


Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) - Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BuxWV 221


J.S. Bach (1685-1750) - Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’, BWV 662


J.S. Bach (1685-1750) - Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 550


Max Reger (1873-1916) - Trauerode, op. 145 no. 1


Louis Vierne (1870-1935) - Stèle pour un enfant défunt, op. 58, no. 3


Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925) - Scherzo in g minor, Op. 49 no. 2 

Biography


Ourania Gassiou is a graduate of the Royal Academy
of Music in

London, where she studied with Nicolas Kynaston. Whilst at the Academy she received a scholarship by the Onassis Foundation and was awarded several of the major prizes and awards of the Royal Academy of Music, including the DipRAM, the most prestigious award for an outstanding final recital. She was also nominated Pidem organ Fellow of the Royal Academy of music. Aided by the Eric Thompson Trust Grant she continued her studies with Johannes Geffert in Cologne and Susan Landale in Paris.
As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed extensively throughout the UK and Europe in recital series and major international festivals. Recent appearances have included performances in Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral, Altenberg Dom, Riga Cathedral, Copenhagen Cathedral, Basel Münster, Maria Laach Abbey, Barcelona Cathedral, Women of the World Festival (Royal Festival Hall, London), Oundle Festival (UK), and Bratislava Castle, among others.
Ourania has also been a prize winner in the International Organ Competition of St.Maurice, Switzerland and in the First Mediterranean Piano Competition of Andros, Greece.
In 2011 she was appointed Organist and Curator of the organs of the Athens Concert Hall in Greece and she is also the organist of the French protestant church in London.


 
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