Yianni Iliadis, a versatile performer, has enjoyed concerto performances, solo recitals, as well as chamber music concerts in his native country Greece as well as in the U.S. He is currently a DMA candidate in piano performance as a Teaching Assistant at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Yianni completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, and holds the Piano Diploma from the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, where he received the Outstanding Performance Award. As the winner of the 2013 State Conservatory of Thessaloniki concerto competition, he performed with the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, at Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Greece.
For his MM in piano performance he attended the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, California State University, Long Beach, also on a full scholarship as a Graduate Assistant of the Keyboard Studies program. At CSULB, he received the Elaine Richey Scholarship and the College of the Arts Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity award. Furthermore, he was a winner of the 2014 Bob Cole Conservatory of Music concerto competition and performed with the Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA.
During his time in Southern California as well as in South Florida, he has collaborated in faculty and student recitals, as well as performed with numerous larger chamber music groups. His latest collaborative activity brought him to Orlando where he performed at the Convention of the Florida Flute Association. Yianni has participated in master classes with such notable teachers as Joseph Kalichstein, Edward Wolanin, Norman Krieger, and Mikhail Voskresensky and has worked closely with Trudy Kane and Craig Richey. His previous teachers include Prof. Margarita Efraimidou and Dr. Shun-Lin Chou, and he is currently studying under the tutelage of Prof. Santiago Rodriguez at the Frost School of Music.