Experienced, friendly Guitar and Ukulele , Music Theory and Technology Tutor.
I am a Greek-born guitarist and arranger with extensive experience across a variety of music genres. My western music studies together with the music of my middle-eastern roots have brought me close to different musical styles since an early age. This background of classical, pop, folk and world music has led me to the idea of blending and combining all these styles.
Having studied classical guitar at the Municipal Conservatoire of Thessaloniki, the Ionian University of Greece and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, I began performing professionally at the age of 16. My appearances include concerts as a classical guitarist as well as performances as a session guitarist with bands and orchestras.
Career Highlights - Invited to join an orchestra as a soloist at the age of 16. - Prize-winner in multiple international competitions. - Holder of four titles in guitar performance from major European universities. - Performance as a soloist with the “Athens Camerata” for HRH Princess Irene of Spain. - Appearances in prestigious venues such as the Athens Concert Hall “Megaron” and the St. Martin-in- the-Fields, London. - Interviewed repeatedly by the Hellenic National Radio and the BBC.
Between 2001 and 2011, I toured extensively in Europe, USA and Middle East and have performed as a classical guitarist (solo and in ensembles) as well as being a leading guitarist in pop, folk and contemporary bands. My love for the guitar and my wish to present new musical experiences to my audiences caused me to look for ways to broaden its repertoire and help the instrument to develop. Since 2008 I have been making my own transcriptions for the guitar of works by composers of the wider musical repertoire. My arrangements include works of different styles and genres for solo guitar as well as for ensembles.
I am an independent recording artist and music producer. I have released three CD albums of music for solo guitar. At present, I am working on a fourth album which will include his own compositions.
Together with performing, I devote time to teaching. Living in Bristol, UK at present, I teach a number of promising students. Being a fan of technology, I also teach students all around the world through Skype.
I play with guitars by Greg Smallman (classical), Felipe Conde (flamenco), Godin / Fender / Gibson / D'angelico (jazz/electric).
Guitar lessons (Classical, Acoustic, Electric) - All ages and styles welcome