Born in São Paulo (Brazil), Ioannis Papadopoulos started to take guitar-and piano lessons. From 1997 on he studied composition, Harmony and counterpoint with Prof. Christos Samaras and Evangelia Kikou at the new conservatory of Thessaloniki (Greece) and gratuated in 2001. In 2002 he moved to Cologne (Germany) where he took private composition lessons with Steingrimur Rohloff. Thereinafter he moved to Stuttgart in 2003 and entered at the "Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst" studying composition and music theory with Prof. Marco Stroppa.
From 2005 up to present Ioannis Papadopoulos studies composition, music theory and music pedagogics at the "Hochschule für Musik Hamburg" with Prof. Manfred Stahnke. During his studies he took part in various workshops and master-classes amongst others with Wolfgang Rihm, Philippe Manouri, Helmut Lachenmann, Mario Garuti, Kaija Saariaho und Adriana Hölszky. Furthermore he holds a scholarship of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).
At the "3RD WORKSHOP OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC", taking place in Thessaloniki in mai 2009, he won the first price with his composition for chamber ensemble (for septet) "Montage II".
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