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Andreadis Stefanos

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Guitarist, Educator

Stefanos was born in Athens where he studied guitar, harmony, counterpoint, fugue, jazz improvisation, Byzantine theory and finally took a Diploma in composition with the greatest honor (1st prize) at the Conservatoire of Piraeus.After a 12 year period as a teacher of theory and jazz guitar, he won a study leave, by the Greek Ministry of Education, to come in Nottingham and study with Dr. Nicholas Sackman.He awarded with the Doctor of Musical Arts (2005) in Composition. Many of his compositions have already been performed in Athens, Piraeus, Thessalonica, Patra, Corfu as well as in U.K (Birmingham, Nottingham) and Bulgaria. He awarded with the 'Hallward prize 2002-2003 for Musical Composition' (UK) and was a finalist in the 'Auros' International Competition 2003 (U.S.A.). With his string quartet Nr 2 ''Klimax'' Stefano's took an honorary award in the 2nd Pan-Hellenic composition competition of chamber music (Athens-2004). The same piece was selected by the famous "Kreutzer string quartet" in a workshop at the C.B.S.O center (Birmingham-March 2005). With the chamber work Melos I, Stefano's took an honorary award in the 3rd Pan-Hellenic composition competition of chamber music (Athens-2005). Klimax and Melos   have been published. He has received commissions from Greek composers union, Athens Megaron org, London Sinfonietta, University of Nottingham and the orchestra of the municipality of Patras. As a jazz guitarist, he has been involved in many concerts and international festivals in Athens, making recordings for Radio and television programs. He teaches jazz theory, composition and jazz guitar at Ionian University in Corfu-Greece. He is a member of Greek composers Union and an active jazz guitarist performing regularly with the group Flying Jazz (Jazz Faculty at the Ionian University). As a guitarist, he has performed with almost all notable Greek musicians (George Kontrafouris, Dimos Dimitriadis, Vasilis Rakopoulos, Alexandros Ktistakis, Yiannis Kitsopoulos, Dimitris Kalantzis, Yorgos Georgiadis, Manos Loutas, Kea Johnson, Peter Massing, Fergus Curie e.t.a.) and some famous international artists such as Armen Donelian, Karlheinz 'Charlie' Miklin, Christi Doran.

 

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