(Tenor / Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi / Roberto in Le Villi / Russian Language Coach / GOS Young Artist) graduated from the Athens Musical College in both faculties of classical singing and violoncello. He continued his studies at Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory from where he graduated with great honors. Mr. Batsakis also studied in Moscow at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (RATI-GITIS), in the department of Musical Theatre. He studied with Gavakou, Osipov, Terzakis, Goldberg, Beris and had master classes with Irina Arkhipova and Bruna Baglioni. In cello, he studied with Chatzigeorgiou, Fidetzis and the famous Maria Tchaikovskaya (M. Rostropovich’s pupil). Mr. Batsakis has traveled throughout the world, giving performances in countries such as Germany, England, Russia, Italy, Georgia, Ukraine, Finland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Latvia, France, etc. He has successfully sung in places such as Moscow Opera Studio Conservatory, GITIS Institute’s Opera Studio, Athens Megaron of Music, in Herodion, in Parnassos Hall and in other Opera Houses in Europe. In Moscow, he has given recitals at Pushkin Museum, in the Greek Embassy, in the Embassy of European Union, in Richter International Music Festival and in Conservatory’s Great Hall.