Pantelis Bolarakis - Music Teacher

Pantelis Bolarakis is a pianist and a composer. He graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University with a Bachelor of the Arts in Music and a minor in Geography. Studying piano with Dr. Kyomi Sugimura, he was a tenor in DePaul’s concert choir and often played in chamber groups and accompanied for recitals, as well as participated in DePaul’s concerto competition. He has worked on a wide range of musical projects, from an analysis of Kaikhosru Sorabji’s In the Hothouse to a sound collage highlighting economic and social issues faced by some of the south suburbs of Chicago. He was a member of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He teaches music lessons at the House of Music in Orland Park, and has performed at events in Chicago such as Curious EATS at Prop Thtr, Herbert Brün 100 at Rare Nest Gallery and Experimental Sound Studio, and New Music at the Green Mill, where he, in front of the composer himself, performed Amnon Wolman’s Use Low Gear with Jeffrey Kowalkowski. He has performed solo, as well as in groups ranging from chamber ensembles to jazz bands to rock bands, currently playing in Zespól, an experimental band coming out of the House of Music, and The Teacha’s Band, a show band based in Hammond.