Instructor of Piano
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: Musikhochshule Cologne, BM and MM, Manned college of Music Professional Studies, Doctor of Musical Arts, Rutgers University
Research Areas: Piano Literature, Greek Piano composition, Piano Pedagogy, Active performance activity as a concert pianist.
Ioannis Potamusis is an adjunct music instructor (piano faculty) in the music department At NYUAD. He holds degrees from Musikhochschule Cologne, New York's Mannes College of Music, and Rutgers University, where he received a Doctor of Musical Arts. Recently, Ioannis completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Nottingham University. Ioannis is an active concert pianist, and his performances have taken him to critical international venues in Europe, the Middle East, and across North America. Besides exploring and performing piano repertoire, his interests include research of living Greek composers. An additional area of his research focuses on researching and compiling information on piano pedagogy. An integral part of his professional work has been his engagement with developing community programs in international contexts in the USA, Europe, and the UAE. In the USA, such as "It's Greek to Me!" and "Pollen." Ioannis Potamousis recently has been nominated as a "Steinway Artist," and he is the first and only one in the UAE. He is a prizewinner in several international piano contests, including the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati (Silver Medal), the International Piano Competition in Santa Fe, New Mexico (First prize), and the Beethoven Sonata Competition in Memphis. He has taught as Adjunct Professor in Music at New Jersey City University, has served as a Collaborative Pianist at Millersville University, and is also the Head of Keyboard Studies at Brighton College in Abu Dhabi.