Featuring a professionally organized facility, the conservatory is based in the center of Athens-Greece, a natural crossroads between East and West with a significant cultural heritage and musical tradition. It was founded back in 1989.The mission of the Philippos Nakas Conservatory (PNC)is to provide high quality music education for children and youngsters, and strive for excellence in music education. It focuses on the pleasure that music can give, on the energy that both composing and performing music can provide, on the excitement that students experience through team work in classrooms and concerts. In one word PNC communicates with a genuine way, not only the knowledge, but also the LOVE for music.
Aside from the central school,PNC operates 7 subsidiaries. Six subsidiaries are in operation in different areas of Athens and one in the city of Thessaloniki. The central building holds 43 classrooms, one concert hall sitting 200 people, one recording studio equipped with CL-3 Yamaha console, 10 workstations equipped with iMac for the music technology & production course. The subsidiaries provide 130 classrooms in total and 8 concert halls.
The right instrument is essential to learning. Therefore the Philippos Nakas Conservatory provides its students with a wide variety of musical instruments made by the best manufacturers, while keeping up-to-date with the latest technology as well as ensuring the instruments are in excellent condition. Grand pianos and a large number of upright pianos, strings, wind instruments, percussion, as well as electronic instruments, digital sound processors, sound systems, computers, etc. are available for the students’ use in all premises.
With 232 faculty members and 2,800 students, Philippos Nakas Conservatory is the largest conservatory in Greece.
PNC takes pride in its faculty and students, including renowned soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians, recipients of prizes.The most important jazz performers in the Greek music scene, including many Berklee alumni, staff its contemporary jazz department. Their skills, talents, and dedication are the cornerstone of the learning experience for PNC students.
An organizer of national and international competitions, master classes and workshops with visiting professors and artists, the Conservatory produces more than 300 cultural events annually in the central school and its subsidiaries. It is the organizer of the Band Festival, which is an important event for bands composing their own music, and is taking place every year since 2003. Giving new vitality in the meaning of civilization, the Philippos Nakas Concert Halls are widely open to the public.
At Philippos Nakas Conservatory you gain knowledge, you create, you learn, you achieve goals, you collaborate. If you love music, this is the place.