A native of Parisian, Thanos Adamopoulos started his musical studies with his father in Israel. He first came to the attention of the musical world in 1957, when he and members of his family appeared on US television with Leonard Bernstein and Issac Stern. At the age of 19 he was appointed solo violinist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
Following successful engagements as concertmaster of the Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Antwerp Philharmonic, Mr. Adamopoulos was named concertmaster of the Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, Brussels, a position he commands today, while also teaching at the Brussels Royal Conservatory.
Active as a conductor in Europe, the United States and Asia, Mr. Adamopoulos is music director of the Chapelle de Larranie, a chamber orchestra based in Brussels. A member of the Monnaie Piano Trio, Mr. Adamopoulos recently completed a successful tour of Russia, Spain and Iceland as leader of the Lille Sextet. This is his 26th summer with AYO.