Michael (Michalis) Tagkas is a Greek pianist.Michael-bio

Born in Greece, on March 1984. Educated at Athens Conservatoire with Maria Cherogiorgou-Sigara, Aliki Vatikioti-Farrant and he graduated
from the class of Aris Garoufalis. Become a pupil of Patsy Toh (Fou Tsong's wife) in London at Royal Academy of Music, at Postgraduate level. He also studied with Pavel Gililov at Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria. Supported by the Gina Bachauer International Music Association. And also in the prestigious International Piano Academy Lake Como in Italy following the renowned artist Fou Ts'ong. Specialized in Chopin as well as Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy.

Winner of Fulbright Grant 'Fulbright Art Serie' he was invited from the world-class Dr. Vitaly Margulis to work with him (Postdoc) at University of California
in Los Angeles {UCLA} Department of Music and later with Jura Margulis and they established a cooperation.
He recorded his first CD in 2015 at Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) under the support of The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation. He has also attended master classes with: Aquilles Delle-Vigne, George Kern, Peter Lang, Sulamita Aronovsky, Christopher Elton, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Sir Andras Schiff, Dame Fanny Waterman, Fou Ts'ong and Dmitri Bashkirov. Has been supported from: The Gina Bachauer International Music Association, The Fulbright Foundation,
The Kyriacopoulos Family, B & M Theocharakis Foundation for Fine Arts and Music, AEGEAS-Martinos Foundation, George P. Livanos Foundation, Thekla Marinidi, Lola Zolotas, Chrisanthy Lemos, Fotini Livanos, The Petalas Family, The Family of Anastasios and Angele Nomikos, The Minas Kulukundis Fund, Angela Kulukundis, Elias B M Kulukundis, Matti Egon, Dame Fanny Waterman DBE, Sir Sydney Lipworth QC and Lady Rosa Lipworth CBE, Life Action Trust and Philharmonia Trust.

Special illustrious collaborations including GOCO, LSG, Leeds International Piano Competition, Philharmonia Orchestra, Megaron The Athens Concert Hall, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Armonia Atenea, Royal Danish Orchestra, International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades, New Year Music Festival in Gstaad and Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, Allegro Vivo Festival Austria.
Musicians he has worked with, and whom he has been inspired by, include Fou Ts'ong and Elisabeth Leonskaja. Also, he takes influence musically from Riccardo Muti.
He started a collaboration in a music duet with the clarinetist Dimitri Ashkenazy.

Has performed in Europe and the Americas, he currently divides his time between his family home Athens, London and United States.

Michael Tagkas is an Artist of Harrison/Parrott, London and Legato Arts Agency, New York.