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Yorgos Foudoulis

   
 

Yorgos Foudoulis


Soloist

Yorgos Foudoulis was born in Volos in 1964. He studied the guitar and theory at the Philarmonical Conservatory of the Municipality of Volos.

In 1982 he obtained his Teaching Diploma, with the distinction grade, unanimusly awarded to him by the Examing Board.

He continued his studies with K. Kotsiolis at the New School of Music of Thessaloniki and he obtained his Soloist Diploma, with the distinction grade, and the first prize, both unanimusly awarded by the Examing Board.

He also obtained his post graduate diploma, Fellowship Diploma of Trinity College London with the best of reviews.

He attended a number of seminars with famous composers and guitarists (L. Brouwer, A. Diaz, D. Russel ect.).

He took part in many Festivals and Intenational Competitions where he won distinctions and prizes.

In 1984 he was honoured with the Prize of the Ministry of Culture of Avana, Cuba.

In 1985 he won the 1st Prize in the Competition of the International Guitar Festival of Volos.

He has given many concerts in Greece as well as abroad (Germany, Poland, Portugal, Bulgary, Turkey, Cuba) and he has made recordings for the Greek Radio Television (ERT).

He has performed works of many famous composers at first performance and a number of composers have dedicated their works to him.

From 1989 he has participated as soloist and teacher in Greek and international Festivals, such as the Volos International Guitar Festival, International Festival of Instabul, Zory International Guitar Festival, Corfu International Guitar Festival, Hermoupolis International Guitar Festival, Porto Heli International Festival Art & Culture, Chorton International Festival, etc.

He has performed, as a soloist, in a variety of ensembles, with the Symphonic Orchestra of the BACH Conservatory of Moscow, the Symphonic Orchestra of Larisa as well as in small ensembles of chamber music.

He participated in the activities "Youth for the Arts", that were organized by the "Organization for the Cultural Capital of Europe, Thessaloniki 1997".
He has composed guitar soloist music, chamber music, music for theater etc.

He has also written a number of books about the guitar teaching method.

He is the director of the Examination Center of Trinity College London and Century University in Volos, Giannitsa Municipal Conservatory and Foudoulis' Conservatory.

He is also artistic director in the Winter Guitar Festival of Volos and Porto Heli International Guitar Festival.

DISCOGRAPHY:
1993 : "The journey". Music by Greek composers in first recording (MUSICA VIVA)
2002 : "Iolkos". Music by Yorgos Foudoulis inspired by ancient Greek mythology (EYF)
2005 : "Greek Memories". Music by Greek composers (SUBWAYS)

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
1988 : "The Preliminary Study of the Guitar" Part A'
1998 : "The Preliminary Study of the Guitar" Part Â'
2004 : Music for Flute and Guitar (Iolkos, Oracle, Omen)
2004 : "Delirium" for 4 guitars
2004 : Music for Guitar, Volume 1
2004 : Music for Guitar, Volume 2

Yiorgos Kazandzis

 

Yiorgos Kazandzis


Composer

Yiorgos Kazandzis was born and raised in Kalamaria of Thessaloniki, where he still lives and works.

He started expressing his creativity with songs and he later moved on to composing orchestral musical pieces for small or bigger orchestras. He has been appointed "Artistic Director" of the Cultural Organisation of the Municipality of Kalamaria since March 1999.

Studies: Classical guitar, piano, theory of music (Harmony, counterpoint, fugue, organology, orchestration), next to the conductor Theodoros Mimikos.

He has composed:

Theatrical Music :
- Federico Garcia Lorca "Blood Wedding".
- Euripides "Iphigenia In Tauris"
- Notis Perigialis "Bridal Song"
- Moliere "The Doctor in spite of Himself"
- Eugene Trivizas "The Scarecrow's Dream"
- Spyros Galeos "Death as it should be"

Television Music: Music for seven episodes as well as the music theme for the T.V. series"Thessaloniki tells its tales",directed by Petros Panamas, in a production by ET-3, based on the writings of local writers, (Y.Ioannou , Y. Skabardoni , Ç. Koutsoukou e.t.c.).

Music for movies: ¨He participates with his music to the score of the film "Rabbit Hunt" (To kynigi tou Lagou), a film by Nikos Vezyrgiannis.

He founded the music studio "Polytropon" in 1995 in Kalamaria of Thesaloniki, and still is the proud owner of it, since it now plays a lead role to the musical happennings as well as in music productions.

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