Ariadne Daskalakis


Violinist Ariadne Daskalakis pursues an international career concertizing on modern and baroque violin and mentoring young professional musicians as Professor at the Cologne Conservatory for Music and Dance and Artistic Director of the Academy Palazzo Ricci in Montepulciano.

Master Class with Ariadne Daskalakis at the Academy "Palazzo Ricci" in Montepulciano, Tuscany, from August 26 - September 3 Infos here!

June 22 – Portland Bach Virtuosi (USA) – Ariadne Daskalakis with Vivaldi’s “Fall” and “Winter from “The Four Seasons” and the PBV Chamber Orchestra
June 23 – Portland Bach Virtuosi (USA) - Candlelight Concert with solo instrumental works by J.S. Bach
June 24 – Portland Bach Virtuosi (USA)

June 26 – 30
Featured Appearances at the West Cork International Chamber Music Festival

June 27, 11am, St. Brendan’s Church
The Joyful Mysteries – H.I.F. Biber Rosary Sonatas
with Ensemble Vintage Köln and poet Ruth Padel, reading new poems commissioned for this cycle

June 27, 10pm, St. Brendan’s Church
The Sorrowful Mysteries – H.I.F. Biber Rosary Sonatas
with Ensemble Vintage Köln and poet Ruth Padel, reading new poems commissioned for this cycle

Wed. June 28, 2pm – Baroque Master Class, Christian Fellowship Church:link

Thurs. June 29, 2pm – Baroque Master Class, Christian Fellowship Church:

Thurs June 29, 11am,
The Glorious Mysteries – H.I.F. Biber Rosary Sonatas
with Ensemble Vintage Köln and poet Ruth Padel, reading new poems commissioned for this cycle

Friday June 30, 4pm St. Brendan’s Church – Baroque Recital with Michael Borgstede, harpsichord

Wed. July 19, 21 Uhr, Palazzo Ricci, Montepulciano
Ariadne Daskalakis (Violine, Artistic Director of the Academy) and Florence Millet, Piano
Wrks by W.A. Mozart, C. Debussy, Rebecca Saunders, Miroslav Srnka, Sebastian Gottschick, Luciano Berio and Simone Cardini (World Premiere)

Chamber Music Festival „Music from Land’s End Wareham“ (Cape Cod, MA, USA)
with featured performances on July 29-30 and August 12-13

Festival Palazzo Ricci Sept 1 - 3 Opening Concert on Sept. 1 at 6pm with Martti Rousi, Cello and Henri Sigfridsson, Piano; works by Kodaly, Skriabin and Brahms

October 25 – Opening Performance of the Bach-Reger Festival Cologne
Duo-Recital with Anthony Spiri at the Antoniter Church, 6pm
Works by J.S. Bach and Max Reger

October 26, 7pm – Duo Performance with pianist Florence Millet at the Van-der Heydt Museum Wuppertal, with the Debussy Sonata and a German premiere by Simone Cardini, composed for Ariadne Daskalakis and Florence Millet.

November 1 – Bach-Reger Festival Cologne at the Gürzenich
11am Reger String Sextet Opus 118 with NRKO soloists
14:00 Bach Chaconne

Hiller “Fantasy” for Violin and Orchestra with the Kölner Akademie under Michael Alexander Willens
November 13 – Stadthalle Wuppertal
November 14 – Trinitatis Church Cologne
November 15 – Mönchengladbach Theater

November 23 The Brahms String Sextets
Kammermusiksaal der Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, 19:30
Ariadne Daskalakis and Susanna Yoko Henkel, Violins, Matthias Buchholz und Werner Dickel, Violas, Johannes Moser und Thomas Carroll, Violoncelli

Release of the new Edition of the Beethoven Violin Sonatas with Wiener Urtext Edition including commentary by Ariadne Daskalakis on interpretation.

Potsdam Festival: Choreographed Performance "RosenTanzSonaten" from June 25 in the Castle Theater Sans Souci YouTube link Ariadne as Guest Artist with the Ensemble Europa Danzante directed by Yves Ytier

Pleased to share: YouTube Link to the Festivities of the 20th Anniversary of the Academy "Palazzo Ricci" with events in Montepuciano and Cologne; Ariadne Daskalakis leads the orchestra of the Orchester Zentrum NRW and performs with pianist Alessio Tiezzi

Critical acclaim for CD:
Schubert Works for Violin Vol. 2 on BIS Records

BIS-2373 with Ariadne Daskalakis, Violin
and Paolo Giacometti, Fortepiano

Selected by Spotify and
Apple Music Reviews in The Strad, Klassik Heute, and top rating 5/5 from Diapason.

Stream of Ariadne's Solo Bach Recital at the Cologne Fronleichnam (Corpus Christi) Church. (May 2020)

Link to A-minor Sonata by J.S. Bach on modern violin

Link to E-Major Partita by J.S. Bach on baroque violin

Link to D-minor Partita by J.S. Bach on baroque violin

Pleased to share Fine Reviews of Schubert Vol. 1 from Grammophone, BBC, the Strad and more fine publications

To order the Schubert CD Vol 1 (released 2019): directly from BIS or as studio quality download - thank you for your support!
to Ariadne's 5 Practice Tips in The Strad Magazine

So pleased to collaborate with Schimmer PR in Cologne/Berlin! A fantastic firm that represents an array of wonderful colleagues and stands for ethics combined with highest possible quality.

Schubert Release! Vol 1 of the Complete Violin Works on BIS With Paolo Giacometti, Fortepiano, and the Kölner Akademie under Michael Willens. Available in stores or as studio-quality download at eclassical...or directly from BIS

CD Bach/Gottschick "Musical Offering" The Musical Offering by J.S. Bach in a new setting by Sebastian Gottschick, presented by Ensemble Vintage Köln on the Tacet "Eigenart" label. more infos / Order!

Enjoy Beatles Covers! from a live performance at Music from land's End Wareham, with Putnam Murdock, Riccardo Caraceni, Leonardo Papa, Sebastian Gottschick and Paige Riggs. Penny Lane and Honey Pie

500th Anniversary San Biagio Concert Video Ariadne Daskalakis performs Biber's 6th Rosary Sonata with Salome Ryser and Ilaria Monticelli in a concert celebrating the 500th anniversary of the famous church San Biagio in Montepulciano.

sensual Szymanowski Video of Live Performance of the Myths with Miri Yampolsky

CD BIBER Rosary Sonatas "With this release, Daskalakis propels herself into the front rank of historical violinists." - order directly from the label BIS

! Rave... reviews...

Listen to Tartini Concerto with the Cologne Chamber Orchetra or to Szymanowski with Miri Yampolsky

"What a gorgeous tone Daskalakis has!"

American Record Guide

"....striking athletecism, musical insight, expressive embellishment and elegiac lyricism."

The Strad

"Poetic. She has a pure, but strong tone and finely nuanced vibrato and legato. The sheer agility of her playing is no end in itself."

Fono Forum