Jorgos Panetsos started his Classical Guitar studies at the National Conservatory of Athens, Greece, and continued studying at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna in the class of Prof. Luise Walker. He received honours upon his graduation diploma.
After his graduation he continued his studies in master classes with David Russel and Oscar Ghiglia in Siena (Diploma di merito). In 1998 he received the academic degree „Magister der Künste“ (master of arts).
Jorgos Panetsos held master classes as a guest teacher at the Music University Graz, Austria, Music University of Madison (Wisconsin), USA, Music University Bratislava, Slovakia, Music University Rostock, Germany, the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, as well as major international guitar festivals.
He played concerts in almost 30 countries, including the USA, China, Venezuela, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, India and Thailand. He performed as a soloist with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra Municipal of Caracas, the Philharmonic Orchestra Kielce (Poland), the Zilina Slovak Sinfonietta (Slovakia), and the 1st Women - Chamber Orchestra in Austria.
Many times he also took part in the orchestra of „Vereinigte Bühnen Wien“, in the Viennese Opera houses and also in the ORF-Symphony Orchestra, for example premiering E. Kreneks „Opus sine nomine“ with Ulf Schirmer in the Wiener Musikverein.
Following this, he received invitations of the St. Petersburg Philharmony and the „Central Conservatory of Beijing“, as well as Chamber Music Recitals together with René Kubelik (violin) and Claudia Eder (mezzo soprano), 1998 he performed with Paul Badura Skoda in Vienna.
Also, he gave solo recitals, master classes and lectures in numerous renowned concert halls all over Europe in the course of concert series as well as International Festivals, such as „Jeunesse Musicale„, „Wiener Festwochen“, „Bonner Meisterkonzerte“, „Festival El Hatillo - Caracas“, „Beijing International Guitarfestival“, „Liechtensteiner Gitarretage“, „Internationales Gitarren-Symposion Iserlohn“, „Schweinfurter Seminare“.
Jorgos Panetsos often serves as member of the Jury in International Competitions, for example the „Andrés Segovia“, J. K. Mertz Competition, „Mauro Giuliani“, Kutná Hora Biennal Competition.
He also published at the Universal Edition Wien as an Editor, and had appearances in radio and Television in France, Greece, Poland, Venezuela and Cyprus and was also featured in a live broadcast in May 2009 from San Sebastian, Spain.
Panetsos is professor for guitar at the University for Music in Vienna and artistic director at the "Forum Gitarre Wien" International Guitar Festival Vienna.