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BIO

Dimitris Kourzakis (b. Holland).

 

Classical guitar soloist and teacher (MusMPerf, PGdipPerf - University of Manchester) settled in Athens, Greece since 1995. Studied at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, U.K. as a Lilian Voudouri Foundation scholar with John Williams (visiting tutor) and Gordon Crosskey and at Nikos Skalkotas Conservatory in Athens with Costas Grigoreas.

 

Performances include recitals in major concert halls (Megaron Athens Concert Hall, Parnassos Concert Hall) and concerts with orchestras as a soloist (Athens Sinfonietta, Athens Chamber Opera Orchestra). Has performed for NET TV and the Third Program of the Greek Radio and has recorded music of Michael Travlos for cd released by e-magazine on classical guitar TAR.

 

Formed D&A GuitarDuo with guitarist Angelos Botsis in 1994. Has arranged numerous works - mainly orchestral - for two guitars. His transcription "Varii Capricci for two guitars" is now part of William Walton's official catalogue of works (Stewart R. Craggs, William Walton: A Catalogue. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)

 

In 2015 was appointed artistic director of the renowned International Guitar Festival of the City of Veria. Founder and director of Mini Guitar Festival, one of the leading festivals in Greece, held annually in Athens from 2002 until 2010.

 

Director of Neoklassiko Conservatory and Klassiko Conservatory in Athens.

Kourzakis interview to TAR online guitar magazine