Philip Modinos

Soloist, Tenor, Pianist, Conductor
He was born in Bremen. He first studied classical singing with his parents, John Modinos and Jenny Drivala, with whom he began performing at a young age. He studied singing, piano and conducting at Trinity College London. As a pianist he collaborated with Liszt Society and Alkan Society and performed in London’s concert halls. He participated in the sound recording of the children’s musical Pol and Lara by Dimitris Katis. He was artistic director of the Casa dei Mezzo Festival in Crete (2008). Along with soprano Kassandra Dimopoulou, he founded the company Skull of Yorick Productions. While studying he performed in numerous productions, including the world premiere of Cry of Innocence. The first role he interpreted was Prince Yamadori at Madama Butterfly by Puccini. His recent performance as Siegfried was received with high critical acclaim (Fulham Opera, London). From 2006 onwards he has sang, among others, roles such as Radamès [Aida] (Como, Italy), Canio [Pagliacci], Gabriele Adorno [Simon Boccanegra] (Valladolid, Spain), Othello [Otello] (Saint Peter, London), Don José [Carmen], Idomeneo [Idomeneo, King of Crete /Idomeneo, re di Creta] in Greece, England, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Cyprus, Egypt and the USA (Barbican Centre in London, Greek National Opera, Opera of Alexandria, etc). He has also interpreted soloist parts in the following works: Stabat Mater by Dvorzak, Mass of Glory [Messa di Gloria] by Puccini and Requiem by Verdi. He collaborated with the Greek National Opera twice. He sang the roles of Turiddu [Cavalleria rusticana] (2012-13) and Macduff [Macbeth] (2013-14, Athens Concert Hall).