About the workshop
In this workshop, I will try to impart both my knowledge and experience on playing along a popular band or orchestra. Our practical approach to popular Greek songs aims to the actual understanding of the structure of the musical piece as a whole, consisting in its technique, rhythm, style, harmony and melody.
He was born in Athens, in 1977, but his parents were from Ikaria. He started taking classical guitar lessons at the age of 10 at the National Conservatory of Athens. At the age of 14, he began taking oud and folk music lessons at the Ar. Moschos Music School and later he was taught by Katerina Papadopolou. At the age of 16, he took flamenco guitar lessons by Dimitris Koukoulitakis. Since 1995, he has been working as a popular guitar player in music halls and concerts. What is more, he has cooperated with other artists in their albums, such as Yannis Emmanouilidis (Opisthodromiki Kompania).
For 15 years, Giorgos has been a permanent musical partner of Vaggelis Korakakis, Dimitris Mitropanos, Yota Negka, Melina Kana, Pantelis Thalssinos, Dimitris Bassis, Katerina Kouka, Yerasimos Andreatos, Sophia Papazoglou, Maria Soultatou, Lakis Halkias, Lizeta Kalimeri, Babis Gkioles, Manolis Pappos, Kostas Doumouliakas, Dimitris Kontogiannis, Kostas Papadopoulos, Yannis Papavasiliou (“Vlachos”), Thymios Stouraitis, Yannis Karabessinis and Vaggelis Liolios, while he has also participated in smaller bands with musicians among which are Anatoli Mariola, Yannis Katos, Aris Spiliotopouls, Fotis Vergopoulos. Last but not least, he is a member of various flamenco and latin jazz bands.