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Department of Music Studies


Vassilis Priovolos is a musicologist and performer, with a DMA  in “Baroque Music” with specification in the “Concertos of Vivaldi for Bassoon”. He also holds a Master and a BA Degree in Music Performance from City University of London and Royal Northern College of Music respectively. Currently he completed his research (MPhil) in the “Redaction & Edition of Vivaldi’s manuscripts” in University of York (UK) with a scholarship from the Alexandros Onassis Foundation. His last article was published by Mediterranean Chronicle Magazine in the field of Rhetoric and Music in the Baroque period. Vassilis Priovolos is currently the principal bassoonist of the Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as the Filarmonia Orchestra of Athens. He has also collaborated with all major orchestras’ in Greece as well as with orchestras’ abroad such as: Orchestra of BBC North, Helslingborg Symphony Orchestra, RNCM Symphony Orchestra, Athens State Orchestra, Orchestra of Colors, National Opera of Athens, Ορχήστρα Soloists of Patras, Athens Camerata. He has had several performances as a guest soloist in Germany, UK, Italy, and Cyprus.

He was a Lecturer in the Faculty of Music Studies (Ionian University) as well as in the Faculty of Italian Language and Literature (University of Athens ). He is also an active tutor in the Conservatory of Athens, Conservatory of Municipality of Hrakleio Crete and Patras. He has also taught at the Bracche International Music Festival. Since 1995, is leading the Medieval Consort “Lyrae Cantus” as a General Manager, which has collaborated with the composer Vaggelis Papathanassiou for the movie “El Greco’. Since 2018 he is responsible as a Manager for new Business Development in Filarmonia Orchestra of Athens.