Marios Papadopoulos MBE

Conductor | Pianist

Founder and Music Director of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Since his London debut in 1974, Papadopoulos’ career as pianist and conductor has been world-wide.

In 1998, he founded the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Oxford’s professional symphony orchestra in Residence at the University of Oxford.

Papadopoulos has the attributes of one of the world’s greatest players

The Times
Marios Papadopoulos & the Oxford Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall 2022 © MidAmerica Productions

Described by The Times at his 1975 piano recital debut as ‘having all the attributes of one of the world’s greatest players’, Papadopoulos has gone on to enjoy an international career both as pianist and conductor. He has appeared as soloist with and conducted many of the world’s great orchestras, and worked with a host of eminent musicians including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Maxim Vengerov, Renée Fleming, Martha Argerich and Lang Lang. His recordings of the Beethoven sonatas have been set on a level with Schnabel, Brendel, Barenboim, and Wilhelm Kempff (Daily Telegraph, Classic FM Magazine Critics’ Choice).