• Amfikaia Farm Guesthouse
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    Guitar Festival farm Amfikaia!

    The farm Amfikaia all weekends of March in cooperation with the club Greek guitarists will offer residents of the farm every Saturday evening guitar concerts by renowned artists.

    Guitar spring farm Amfikaia !!

    Artistic Director: Stelios Gkolgkaris.

    Stelios Gkolgkaris
    Born in 1969 in Piraeus. He began his guitar studies at the age of 10 at the Athens Conservatory, where he was a distinguished scholar in his class Cotsiolis Costas. In 1988 he got Diploma Guitar with “honors and prize” from the Athens Conservatory. He continued his studies at Trinity College London, where he graduated with a Licentiate Recital in Guitar (LTCL) with Distinction, and with Advanced Recital Ensemble with Distinction, as a guitar duet with Vassilis Mastorakis. In 1990 he took his BA with “Distinction” from the European Conservatory and then Degree in Counterpoint and Fugue with “Distinction” by the Municipal Conservatory of Piraeus. He attended seminars given by Leo Brouwer (Cuba), Roberto Aousel (Argentina), Jesús Castro-Balmpi (Peru), Robert Braitmor (England), Hubert Kepel (Germany), Wolfgang Lentl (Germany) and Alexander Fraoutsi (Russia). In 1982 he won the first prize at the Volos International Guitar Festival for young people up to 15 years. In 1988 he won the Harmony of the Athens Conservatory and in 1989 the first prize in the World Competition Soloist in Volos International Guitar Festival. He has given numerous recitals throughout Greece, but also abroad (Cyprus, Portugal, France, England, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Russia, Cuba, USA, etc.). Also has appeared many times on television and radio. He has performed with the guitarist Vassilis Mastorakis, in international guitar festivals Volos (Greece), Santo-Tirso (Portugal) and Havana (Cuba). In 1998 he signed an exclusive contract with the record company SONY CLASSICAL and he released his first CD titled “TANGO PASSION” with Vassilis Mastorakis, which received rave reviews in Greece and abroad. That same year participates with Vassilis Mastorakis in album Dionysis Tsakni “TERRITORIAL WATERS” released by SONY MUSIC. In 2002 participates with Vassilis Mastorakis in the CD published by SONY MUSIC in memory of Astor Piazzola titled “TANGO LESSONS – best Tango of Astor Piazzola” which included recordings of major tango artists of all time between them and the same of Astor Piazzola. In 2004 invited to participate along with Vassilis Mastorakis in the CD of Dimitra Galani “THE S’AGAPO CAN” released by SONY MUSIC. That same year along with the guitarist Vassilis Mastorakis, once with SONY CLASSICAL, a CD under the title “BORDEL”, where the worldwide famous Greek singer George Dalaras, a play for 2 guitars, bass, percussion and voice, a cover of Kostas Ganoselli on a traditional Spanish theme. To 2005 participates in the CD released by the record company “EROS MUSIC”, titled “CLASS-MISOS MASTER CENTURY GREEK GUITARISTS”. To 2007 with the guitarist Vassilis Mastorakis and tenor Mario Frangoulis circulate with SONY CLASSICAL, a CD under the title “SKOTEINOS LOVE”, with lyrics by FG LORCA and music of Dimitris Maramis. To 2008 with the guitarist Vassilis Mastorakis and tenor Konstantinos Heir participate in the CD Dimitri Maramis “SCENES FROM silent film”, released by the record company “ROUTE PANOS”.
    He has appeared as soloist in famous concert halls such as: “Saint George” in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, “Alte Opera” in Frankfurt, theater “Olympia” in Paris, “Pallandium Theater” in London, “Raddisson Theater” in Copenhagen, “Hall of Springs” in Saratoga, theater “Amadeo Rolntan” Havana “Megaron”, “Concert Hall”, “Atticus Odeon”, “Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus” the Festival of Athens, Piraeus and the Municipal theater Theatre “Pallas” in Athens. He has collaborated with major orchestras such as: Philadelphia Orchestra, Modern Ionic Orchestra, Presidential Russian Federation (Kremlin), Symphony Sofia, Athens State Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of ERT, Camerata Orchestra of the Friends of Music, Cyprus State Orchestra. Also collaborated with leading conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Paul Morris, Leo Brouwer, Pavel Ovsianikov Simeon Kogan, Willem de Bordeaux, Alexander Mirat, Luke Karytinos, Miltos Logiadis and with known Greek composers (Michael Gregory, Yannis Markopoulos, Dionysis Tsakni, Stephen Korkolis, Nick Xanthoulis Dimitri Maramis) and singers (Giorgos Dalaras, Haris Alexiou, Dimitra Galani, Mario Frangoulis, Lakis Halkias, Yiota Nega). In 2002 he played with the guitarist Vassilis Mastorakis and pianist Stefano Korkolis world premiere the “Concierto Argentino” for two guitars, piano and orchestra of Stefanos Korkolis written in memory of Astor Piazzola. The same year, again with the guitarist Vassilis Mastorakis, played the world premiere the concerto “From Astor Manos” for two guitars and orchestra by Nikos Xanthoulis dedicated to them. He taught from 1988 to 2012 at the Athens Conservatory. Artistic Director of the Municipal Conservatory of Nice – Ag. I. Rendi and Municipal Conservatory Evrostini the prefecture of Corinthia. He is also Director of Music Workshops Musical Center Piraeus and Superintendent of the School of Guitar at the Municipal Conservatory of Piraeus. Since 2006 Superintendent of the School of Guitar at the Conservatory skillfully and since 2009 Curator of the Conservatory of Guitar School Primary Section Mourikio – Eordea of Kozani. Since 2013 he is the President of the Hellenic Guitar and organizes the Festival: Karditsa, Thrace, Winter Volos, Young Greek Guitar. Several students have won awards internationally and have won over 60 awards in international and national competitions.
    Web site: www.stelios-and-vassilis.gr