Workshop's Teachers
The teachers that are currently participating in the Workshop's activities

Ross 1 sInstagram: rossdaly9
Fb: Ross M. Daly
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Official Website: www.rossdaly.gr

Many years before what we call “World Music” appeared on the scene, certain individuals had already understood the enormous value and vast variety of the world’s various musical traditions and had dedicated their lives to the study of them. One such person is Ross Daly. Although of Irish descent, Ross Daly does not really fit into any particular ethnic stereotype given that his life has been spent in many different parts of the world and his home for the last 35 years is the island of Crete in Greece.

KaripisFb: vagelis karipis
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Vagelis Karipis was born in Athens (1971). He studied Byzantine music and music theory in the Greek Music School from where he graduated in 1992. In the same period, he started playing frame drums, first as self –taught and then as a student of Tricy Shankaral, Joe Santos, Jammey Haddad, Arto Tuncboyaciayan.

Pedram 20Instagram: pedramkhavarzamini
Fb: Pedram Khavarzamini
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Pedram Khavarzamini, was born in 1975, in Tehran. He learned to play the tombak alongside to tombak masters Kamyar Mohabbat and Bahman Rajabi.

ΠαπαπετρόπουλοςFb: perıklıs papapetropopoulos
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Periklis Papapetropoulos was born in Athens but grew up on the island of Crete. His first musical experiences were with Cretan traditional music and at the age of 16, he participated in village festivals as part of the group of Psarantonis playing laouto and bulgari. In 1985 he met Ross Daly and studied saz and tanbur with him for several years before becoming a regular member of his ongoing musical workshop “Labyrinth”. As a member of “Labyrinth”, he participated in concerts, recordings and television productions in Greece and abroad.

Manolakis 20Instagram: giorgis_manolakis
Fb: giorgos manolakisfull, μανωλάκης γιώργης/manolakis giorgis
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Giorgos Manolakis was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1982. He started practicing the laouto at the age of 8 under the guidance of his father, Kostas Manolakis, who was one of the foremost laouto players of his generation.

NikosPap 20Instagram: nikos.papaioannou_
Fb: Nikos Papaioannou
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Nikos Papaioannou was born in Athens (1991). He is a graduate of the Music School of Alimos in Athens and has got a diploma in cello performance from the Attico Conservatory of Athens with Professor Marina Kislitsina.

Efren 20Instagram: efren.lopez.sanz
Fb: Efrén López Sanz
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Official Website: www.efrenlopez.net

Valencian musician, composer, producer and sound engineer, specialized in plucked string instruments from the Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

GiorgosPap 20Fb: giorgos papaioannou
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Giorgos Papaioannou was born in Athens (1982). He began his musical studies at an early age at the Attiko Conservatory. Since the age of 15, he has participated in several classical orchestras as well as in many other music groups incorporating various styles.

Spyridakis 20Instagram: #zachariasspyridakis
Fb: zacharias spyridakis
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Zacharias Spyridakis was born in Athens in 1971 and started Cretan lyra since 1980. In 1983 he started having lessons with the great lyra player Kostas Moundakis and in 1989 receives his degree from the Greek Conservatory of Athens.

MarthaprofilInstagram: #marthamavroidi
Fb: Martha Mavroidi
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Official Website: www.marthamavroidi.com

Martha Mavroidi is a singer, lutist, and composer from Greece. She has been singing and playing folk lutes from her childhood, performing music from Greece and the Balkans. Later she developed an interest in contemporary music, blending elements of folk music with contemporary harmony and improvisation.

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