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Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, had the first contact with strings and key instruments, initially close to Argiro Hatzimbalioti, to follow later, acoustic bass with Alexandros Stivaktis.

2005: studies on Sound Engineering in Crete (department of Music Technology and Acoustics Engineering, Rethymno). My interest was getting gradually oriented to the study of traditional double-string plucked instruments and modal music idioms beginning from the diverse folk and urban genres found in Greece and Balkan regions. (Rethymno, Crete).

2008: had the honour to meet Ross Daly, Ömer Erdoğdular and other master musicians at ‘Labyrinth‘ music workshop, in the island of Crete. Since then i have been focusing on the eastern modal traditions of the balcanic and anatolian peninsula, mainly with Lavta (lute of Constantinople), Ney and Saz, following anual seminars with great masters, among them: Yurdal Tokcan, Evgenios Voulgaris, Periklis Papapetropoulos, Haris Lambrakis a.o. (Iraklion, Crete)

2011: single project collaboration in ‘iViolini’ Luthier Workshop . Assistance in Violin-family Luthiery, realization of seminars in Musical Acoustics. Music performances with violinist Vanesa Olivera (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

2012-2015: in Barcelona initially with internship in musIC project (music for Cochlear Implants – Music Technology Group/University of Pompeu Fabra), to follow with music performance and music production. Among collabrations: Yannis Papaioannou´s Trio Feta (Greek folk & Mediterranean sounds), Meydan ensemble (modal music), ´Kinesthisis´ with dancer Anais Muñoz. Also with AMUC ( Asociation of Musicians of Street & Metro of Barcelona), realizing music performances in cultural associations and festivals as well as in education volunteer project at pioneer infant school ‘Escola dels Encants‘, (Barcelona).

2015: master classes with Παναγιώτης Νεοχωρίτης (Panagiotis Neohoritis) and ensemble ‘Ρωμανός ο Μελωδός’ (‘Romanós o Melodós´) in Byzantine and Ottoman music. (Thessaloniki, Greece). In the same period ‘Eviho’ Sound&Music Workshop Project is strarted up (Epanomi, Thessaloniki, Greece)

*As sound engineer i have been working as a freelance, in studio and live productions, some of including : Stray Blue – (Crete live gigs 2009/2010), Piece of Joy semi acoustic soul blues vintage grooves (Thessaloniki 2011) and Bal & Kan Trio (Barcelona, 2013-2014).

 

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