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.

Upcoming concerts in Germany, the US and Italy...

-at the Castle Namedy on May 3-5 at the Andernacher Musiktage, including works by Ravel, Haydn, Brahms and Dvorak with colleagues Nina Tichman (pno), Lila Brown (va) and OrenShevlin (vc)

-in New York City on May 14, 17 & 21 with the Bach Virtuosi Festival, with programs celebrating the legacy of J.S. Bach, including a Candlelight Concert of solo works with cellist Beiliang Zhu, flautist Emi Ferguson and Ariadne Daskalakis

-in Cologne at the Ursulinenkirche with Ensemble Vintage Köln on June 14 at 19:30, with works by the Bach family and Henry Purcell, including soloists Michael Borgstede, harpsichord, and Jaekyung Rosa Ko, Soprano

-in Portland, ME from June 19-25 with the Bach Virtuosi Festival, celebrating the legacy of J.S. Bach in multiple concerts at St. Luke's Cathedral, the Etz Chaim Synagogue and the Portland Art Museum

-in Montepulciano at the Palazzo Ricci on July 10, duo-recital with pianist Joonas Ahonen at 19:00, works by Brahms, Bartok and Ravel. Part of the "SummerLab" Workshop with artist Claudia Schmacke and actor/director Christian Kleinert

Music from Land's End Wareham returns!
On July 26-28 with the iconic Schubert Octet,
with musicians Margo McGowan, clarinet, Rachel Juszczak, bassoon, Clark Matthews, horn; Ariadne Daskalakis and EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violins, Sebastian Gottschick, viola, Paige Riggs, cello and Kiefer Fuller, bass

and August 9-12 with singers Sherezade Panthaki and Jay Carter and instrumentalists Emi Ferguson, flute; Ariadne Daskalakis and Susanna Ogata, violins, Sebastian Gottschick, viola, Nathan Whittaker, cello, Martha McGaughey, viola da gamba and Arthur Haas, harpsichord.

In Marion and Wareham, Ma, USA. MLE Wareham

Recent Reviews from concerts in Tauberbischhofsheim and Kempten:
"...internationally recognized, prizewinner Ariadne Daskalakis was the ideal partner for the virtuosic solo part - for example in the rhapsodic, drunken passages in the festive Fall harvest, the soulful "Cantilena" of the "Largo" from Winter, and in general with the mediterranean fire and the passionate abandon of her presentation." Feb 10, 2024, Fränkische Nachrichten
VIVALDI's "The Four Seasons" with the Sinfonietta Köln,

Ariadne Daskalakis is currently Vice-President for Artists and International Affairs at the Cologne Conservatory for Music and Dance

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