Kostas Grigoreas is a guitarist from Greece who has made many of his recordings available at youtube. In many of the videosGrigoreas plays composition for the guitar by Greek composers. Among others he plays pieces by Dimitri Fampas, Manos Hadjidakis, Akos Petik and Kyriakos Tzorzinakis.
But Grigoreas has also recorded a CD with his own compositions – here is video with two pieces from this CD:
Kostas Grigoreas – “IN THE GREEK MODE” [AUDIO]
Artist: Kostas Grigoreas
Album: Guitar in the Greek Mode
Composer: Kostas Grigoreas
I have already presented Manos Hadjidakis with some of his works like Giocondas Smile and Refelctions. Kostas Grigoreas has recorded a CD with works by Hadjidakis – The Guitar Notebook of Manos Hadjidakis”. This is the guitar version of one of my favorite Hadjidakis songs – Kemal:
Grigoreas plays Hadjidakis: “Kemal”
Kostas Grigoreas (classical guitar). Greek Television live recital. From album “The Guitar Notebook of Manos Hadjidakis” (Transcriptions for guitar by T. Karakatsanis)
Kyriakos Tzortzinakis has studier classical guitar with Dimitri Fampas and has composed many pieces for the guitar. He is one of the most important Greek guitar composers.
Kyriakos Tzortzinakis (1950-1989) was one of Greece’s most important guitar composers.
Born in Athens, he graduated from the National Conservatory with a Diploma in classical guitar (class of Dimitris Fampas), and at the same time studied architecture in Florence.
In a brief lifetime, he wrote several works for one and two guitars, for flute and guitar, for piano etc. as well as a concerto for guitar and orchestra.
I have selected 4 Greek Images as an example:
Grigoreas plays Tzortzinakis’ “4 Greek Images”
from cd “Grigoreas plays Tzortzinakis”(buy at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kostasgrigor… )
Greek Television recital (1st tv performance of Kyriakos Tzortzinakis’ solo guitar music). Guitar by Kostas Grigoreas.
You can find more videos with works by Kyriakos Tzortzinakis on a special myspace page (see below).
I am planning a second part with more compositions for the guitar by other Greek composers.
Homepage Kostas Grigoreas: http://grigoreas.gr/en/
youtube channel Kostas Grigoreas: http://www.youtube.com/kostasgrigoreas
Wikipedia about Dimitri Fampas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimitri_Fampas
Myspace Seite for Kyriakos Tzortzinakis: http://www.myspace.com/kyriakostzortzinakis