The German bass-baritone, Panajotis N. (Panito) Iconomou, was born in Germany by Greek parents. He became a member of the Tölzer Boy's Choir in 1980. His first solo was in 1982 in Cologne in Britten's Ceremony of Carols. He toured with the choir in Germany, Italy, France, Israel, Poland and Austria until his voice broke in 1986.
Panito Iconomou took part in broadcasts with Hermann Prey, Rudolf Schock and Siegfried Jerusalem. Solo engagements include Stravinsky Mass at the Salzburger Festspiele with Hans Graf, Bach St. John (BWV 245) and St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Concentus Musicus Wien at the 1985 Styriarte Graz Bach Festival, also for Austrian television ORF 1. He performed the same program with Peter Schreier and Kurt Moll at the 1985 Stuttgarter Bach Festival, and Schütz' Exequien with Sergiu Celibidache at the inauguration of the Munich Philharmony at the Gasteig 1985.
Operatic roles include R. Strauss Feuersnot with Bernd Weikl and Julia Varady in Munich 1982; 3rd Boy Magic Flute at opera houses in Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart; Shepherd Tosca in Frankfurt; Zephyrus, Apollo Apollo et Hyacinthus in Germany, Italy and France with Helmut Müller-Brühl and Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden – also broadcast on German television ZDF; 4th Boy Herold Lohengrin at the Salzburger Festspiele 1984 with Peter Hoffmann and Herbert von Karajan; Carmen at the Salzburger Festspiele 1985 and 2nd Apparition Macbeth with Nicolai Ghiaurov and Piero Cappuccilli at Bavarian State Opera, Munich in 1985.
Panajotis rejoined the choir as a bass in 1988 and later joined the National Opera Studio, London in September 1997.
Panito IconomouChristian ImmlerMichael Kilian Andrew Parrott. Sopranos: Emma Kirkby, Emily van Evera; Boy Altos: Panito Iconomou (sings the Agnus Dei), Christian M. Immler, Michael Kilian. Originally released September 1984.
Allan BergiusPanito IconomouDer Tölzer Knabenchor Made for German television from Schloss Brühl, with Helmut Müller Brühl and the Kölner Kammerorchester. Tölzer boys Allan Bergius singing the role of Melia, Cedric Rossdeutscher as Hyacinthus, Manfred Hohenleitner as Apollo and Panito Iconomou as Zephyrus. Japanese release.
Der Tölzer KnabenchorMatthias RitterSimon SchnorrJonas WillPanito Iconomou (non-treble) 6-CD boxed set of previously released recordings of Haydn choral works.
CD 1 & 2 contain: Die Schöpfung [The Creation] Hob. XXI:2. Recorded August 31 - September 4, 1993, Stadtpfarrkirche Bad Tölz, Germany. Soloists include Ann Monoyios, soprano (Gabriel, Eva); Jörg Hering, tenor (Uriel); Harry van der Kamp, bass (Raphael, Adam). Tölzer Knabenchor, Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden, chorus master. Tafelmusik. Jeanne Lamon, direction. Bruno Weil, conductor.
CD 3 contains: Missa Sancti Bernardi de Offida Hob. XXII: 10 "Heiligmesse", Mare Clausum Hob. XXIVa: 9 (fragment), Motetto "Insanae et vanae curae" Hob. XXI: 1 No. 13c, Motetti de Venerabili Sacramento Hob. XXIIIc: 5 a-d, Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese Hob. XXIIIc: 2. Recorded September 6 & 7, 1994, Stadtpfarrkirche Bad Tölz, Germany. Soloists include Jörg Hering, tenor (Tracks 1-6); Harry van der Kamp, bass (1-8). Tölzer Knabenchor, Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden, chorus master. Soloists of the Tölzer Knabenchor (1-6/10-13): Matthias Ritter, soprano; Simon Schnorr, alto; Benedikt Schillo, tenor; Panito Iconomou, bass. Tafelmusik. Jeanne Lamon, direction. Bruno Weil, conductor.
CD 4 contains: Missa "Sunt bona mixta malis" Hob. XXII: 2 (fragment), Offertorium "Non nobis, Domine" Hob. XXIIIa: 1, Ave Regina Hob. XXIIIb: 3, Responsoria de Venerabili Hob. XXIIIc: 4 a-d, Responsorium ad absolutionem "Libera me" Hob. XXIIb: 1, Salve Regina Hob. XXIIIb: 1, Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo Hob. XXII: 7 "Little Organ Mass". Recorded June 1992, January & September 1993, Stadtpfarrkirche Bad Tölz, Germany. Soloists include Marie-Claude Vallin, soprano (4); Ann Monoyios, soprano (10-14). Bob van Asperen, organ (1-9); Geoffrey Lancaster, organ solo (16). Tölzer Knabenchor, Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden, chorus master. L'Archibudelli (4-9). Tafelmusik. Bruno Weil, conductor.
CD 5 contains: Missa in B-flat major Hob. XXII: 12 "Theresa Mass" & Missa in Angustiis in D minor Hob. XXII: 11 "Nelson Mass". Recorded September 9-11, 1996, Stadtpfarrkirche Bad Tölz, Germany. Soloists include Ann Monoyios, soprano; Svetlana Serdar, alto; Wolfgang Bunten, bass. Tölzer Knabenchor, Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden, chorus master. Tafelmusik. Jeanne Lamon, direction. Bruno Weil, conductor.
CD 6 contains: Missa in tempore belli Hob XXII: 9 "Paukenmesse", Salve Regina Hob. XXIIIb: 2, Motetto "O coelitum beati". Recorded August 31 & September 1, 1995, Stadtpfarrkirche Bad Tölz, Germany. Soloists include Ann Monoyios, soprano (1-10); Monica Groop, alto; Jörg Hering, tenor (1-9). Geoffrey Lancaster, organ (7-9). Soloists of the Tölzer Knabenchor (11): Matthias Ritter, soprano; Jonas Will, alto; Daniel Ruller, tenor. Tafelmusik. Jeanne Lamon, direction. Bruno Weil, conductor.