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Iason Ioannou

Iason Ioannou was born in Drama, a small town in northern Greece. He completed his cello and his advanced theoretical studies in Greece, graduating with distinction. Between 2003–2006, he was awarded scholarships to continue his research with Susan Sheppard, as a MMus and PGAd student on the baroque cello at Trinity College of Music in London, graduating with distinction, and was awarded the City Livery Prize 2004, the Wilfred Stiff Prize 2004, and the Edgar TP Comley Prize for Excellence 2005. He was appointed a Junior Fellow at Trinity College of Music and toured with Melopoetica in Europe and South Africa, performing chamber concerts. 
Being a member of the Greek baroque ensembles Latinitas Nostra and Ex Silentio, Iason is now based in Athens, Greece, and is frequently working with orchestras such as: Armonia Atenea, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Balkan Baroque Band, Aldeburgh Baroque Orchestra, The Suffolk Players, and the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki. He performs both on the baroque cello and the viola da gamba
,and has recorded music for theatre, television,and radio, both for MDG and Decca, with Armonia Atenea directed by George Petrou; he teaches at Filippos Nakas Conservatory in Athens and at the summer school of the Music Village in Agios Lavrentios, Mount Pelion in Greece.