Fotis Zacharias will represent Greece at the 2012 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition in Vienna, after winning a national selection process organised by broadcaster ERT.
Fotis started practicing the clarinet at the age of fourteen at Pallini’s Music High School with Mrs Lioudaki Katerina. Since 2011 he has been studying at the Musicological department of Athens University and continues to study the clarinet at the Raimondi Conservatory. He is a member of the Athens Symphonic Youth Orchestra as well as the Youth Radio Symphony Orchestra of Athens, and he has played as a soloist under the baton of Mr. Sergiou and Mrs. Patricidou.
In 2010 he won first prize at the 2nd International Music Competition “The Muse Junior” on Santorini and in 2012 he was awarded scholarship of ‘”Yamaha Music Foundation” in Athens. Last year, Fotis participated in Clarinet Master classes with Alessandro Carbonare.