Konstantinos Valianatos has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. As an award-winning musician, he won first prizes at the International Seiler Piano Competition, the International Ibiza Piano Competition, the Senigallia International Piano Competition, the San Gemini International Piano Competition, and the Aspen Music Festival Competition, among others. Valianatos was awarded many scholarships from Gina Bachauer, Yamaha, Onassis, I.K.Y., George and Marie Vergottis Foundation, and the Starr Foundation. He was honored by the President of Greece, Kostis Stefanopoulos, with the highest accolade from the Academy of Athens in Greece for his work and artistic integrity.
Valianatos collaborated with numerous orchestras and performed in venues such as the White House, Salle Cortot in Paris, Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Recital Halls, Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City, Benedict Music Tent and Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, O’Neill Hall at the University of Notre Dame, Irving Arts Center, Garland Symphony Orchestra, Thessaloniki Megaron, and Athens Megaron.
He is a founding member of the award-winning Olympus Piano Trio. Valianatos recorded works by Mendelssohn, Ravel, Hatzis, and Smirnov for LP Classics and Naxos. An advocate for new music, he works with living composers and has premiered their works, such as Christos Hatzis’s piano work, Face to Face.
Valianatos held teaching residencies and taught master classes in music institutions, including Texas Christian University, Northern Michigan State University, C’est Bon Chamber Music Festival, and the New Conservatory of Alimos. He taught as a lecturer at West Virginia University and served on the piano faculty at Carnegie Mellon University’s Preparatory Program and WVU’s Community Music Program.
A native of Athens, Greece, Valianatos holds diplomas from the National Conservatory of Greece and the Ecole Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” in Paris. He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Juilliard. His mentors include Agathe Leimoni, Germaine Mounier, Jerome Lowenthal, Julian Martin, and Yoheved Kaplinsky.