Paris Paraschoudis has been a lecturer at the College of Music, Mahidol University since 2011. He served as the Head of the String & Chamber Music department from 2011 until 2018. He was also the general manager of the Southeast Asian Youth Chamber Orchestra (SEAYCO 2012-2013). He has been a member of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra since 2011 and co-principal of the first violin section since 2016.
During his graduate studies in the USA (2005-2011) he had the opportunity to play as a member of various Symphony Orchestras such as Louisiana Philharmonic (2009-2011) Louisiana Sinfonietta (2008-2011), Baton Rouge Symphony (2008-2011), Acadiana Symphony (2008-2011), Dearborn Symphony (2006-2008), and Southern Great Lakes Symphony (2005-2007). During his studies in Germany he served as associate principal of the Tübingen Chamber Orchestra (2001-2005) with which he toured extensively throughout Europe and Asia. He is a founding member of the Greek-Turkish Oriental Ensemble “Trio Bros” (1999-2005) as well as member of the Contemporary Music Ensemble “Drama Ensemble” (2000-2005).
Dr. Paraschoudis began his musical studies at the age of 5 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He has earned Bachelor Degrees in Violin Performance & Violin Pedagogy from the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg-Augsburg, Germany, a Master of Music Degree from Bowling Green State University, and a Doctorate of Music Degree in Violin Performance from Louisiana State University. He has performed in master classes for artists such as Leonidas Kavakos, Gustav Meier, David Kim, Angel Stankov, Yossif Radionov, Stelios Kafandaris, Ara Malikian, Csaba Erdelyi, Herbert Greenberg, Walter Verdehr, the Pacifica Quartet and others. His primary teachers include Valerie Rubin, Vasile Beluska, Espen Lilleslåtten, and Dr. Dinos Constantinides.