artists biographies

Areti Ketime was born in Athens in 1989 and began playing the santur from the age of 6. She grew up in a family closely connected to the traditional music and feasts of Greece. Thus she was exposed to music in a completely natural way from her earliest childhood. At the age of 15 (in 2005), she became a professional…
Athena Labiri was born and raised in Limenaria, Thassos, a small village in an also small northen island in Greece. She started playing the guitar at the age of 8 and took guitar lessons for three years. She has lived in Rethymno, Crete from 2002 until 2011 where she studied Modern History in the University of Crete. Since 2004 she…
Avgerini Gatsi was born in Athens in 1989 with origins from the beautiful Ipiros. Her musical journey starts at the age of 8 on the piano with Maria Stoupi. Later on, she studies at the musical high school in Pallini where she learnt a lot of theory of the Byzantium and European music (harmonies), ney and saz. After completing her…
Born on 27 October 1956 at Tropea in the Arcadia prefecture Babis Tsertos went to Athens at the age of seventeen - and has been living there ever since. Althogh he had been a singer and church cantor from early on, he was now anxious to take a University degree. He enrolled in the Physics Department of Athens University in…
Haroula Tsalpara was born in Athens. She starts Introductory Music Courses in kindergarden, and continues at Philippos Nakas Conservatory after encouragement of her teacher. She starts attending piano performance at the age of 7 at the conservatory “Odeion Athinwn” class of John Mihailides, as well as music Theory, solfege and dictee which finishes with Kiriakos Tsolakis. In 2004 she succeeds…
He was born (1971) and raised in Athens where he still lives. His family roots are in South Evia and Epirus. He started studying “keybord” when he was very young, while his older (guitarist) brother helped him with his first steps in music. Later on, as a teenager, he started playing with amateur and school bands and also learning traditional…
Singer, bouzouki and oud player spent many years immersing himself in musical training and studies. He has gained a reputation for his fine vocal improvisation and solo work on both instruments. His training began at the school of traditional music of the late, great santouri player Aristidi Moschou and continued with oud tutelage under the guidance of the oud master…
Dimitris Mystakidis is a famous Greek folk (rembetiko) guitar player, a virtuoso. He is professionally engaged in music since 1986. Dimitris is a multi-instrumentalist who jointed forces with the great majority of Greek artists – composers, musicians and vocalists, while the most long-standing collaborations was with the composer and performer Nikos Papazoglou and his band “Loxi Falagga” (Oblique Phalanx), and…
Elias Elisseos was born in Athens 1983, when he was a small child he would listen to Rembetiko, and folk music from his family and at the age of thirteen he starts learning six string bouzouki with George Spiliopoulos in a small school at his neighbourhood. He has been serving the Rembetiko and folk music since and worked together with…
He started his music training in 1985 studying Byzantine music and received his Diploma in Byzantine Music with Honors. He has participated in a series of concerts in Greece and abroad, as well as in recordings of Greek Composers’ works. He has also taken part in recordings made for Radio (3d programme), TV channels and the cinema. From 1995 he…
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