Mavroudes Troullos

Born in Cyprus, in 1992, into a family of musicians, Mavroudes Troullos is a highly trained bassoonist who stands out for his musical sensitivity and maturity. In 2019, Mavroudes was awarded the First Prizes in the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competitions in Amsterdam, Paris and London, the Second Prize in the North International Music Competition in Sweden (2018), the Horlait-Dapsens Award in Belgium (2018), and he has been named Ambassador of the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel.

Mavroudes Troullos has given recitals in prestigious venues all over Europe, including the Amphitheatre of the Philharmonie in Paris, the Elgar Room of the Royal Albert Hall, and the Kleine Zaal of Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and he has appeared as a soloist in renowned festivals such as the Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier, and with orchestras such as the Koninklijke Muziekkapel van de Gidsen and the Antwerpen Camerata, in which he is Artist-In-Residence for the 2021/22 season.

At the age of 21, Mavroudes was appointed 2nd Principal Bassoonist at the Greek National Opera, and he has collaborated with a number of orchestras including Kamerata Armonia Atenea Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Belgian National Orchestra, the Royal Theater of La Monnaie and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

In chamber music, Mavroudes frequently joins forces with pianist Lily Maisky and harpist Roberta Brambilla, and his passion for contemporary music has inspired a number of great living composers, such as Philippe Hersant, to dedicate works to him. His recent album with harpist Rachel Talitman, featuring the premiere of works for harp and bassoon by Concone Luigi (c.1800), was released in December 2021 on Harp & Company label, and it has already received raving reviews from the international press.