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Official website: www.harrislambrakis.com
Born in Athens, Greece, in 1976, he started music at a very young age. He graduated from the Pallini Music High School and the Department of Music Studies (University of Athens). His first music teacher was his father, the painter Giorgos Lambrakis. He studied music under M. Mavroidis and Th. Varsou, ney under Sylvia Koutrouli and Ömer Erdoğdular, composition under Yannis Ioannidis (scholarship from the Nakas conservatory) and byzantine music under I. Arvanitis and V. Baraboutis.
Since 2000 he has been teaching ney in conservatories in Athens (National Conservatory, Athens Conservatory, Simon Karas Music School).His cooperation with Labyrinth Musical Workshop started in 2006. Moreover, he gives seminars and master classes in Greece and throughout the world. He has worked with distinguished artists internationally such as Savina Yannatou, Bijan Chemirami, Domna Samiou, Michalis Siganidis, Haig Yazdjian, Ross Daly, Stelios Petrakis, Kostas Tatsakis, Miguel Gil etc) and has been a member of numerous groups (Primavera en Salonico, Oneira, Occasional Dream, Project 37 etc.).
He has participated in more than 150 albums in Greek and international discography (ECM, Helico, Lyra Records etc) as a performer and composer and in numerous concerts in Greece and abroad (Europe, USA, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa) on traditional, jazz, ethnic, contemporary and improvisational music.
He participated in the First International Ney Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey (October 2003). He has also composed music for theatre.
Except ney, he also plays piano and hammond organ.
In 2006 he co‐founded Harris Lambrakis Quartet & has released three cd's, Théa, Metéora & Lafina.
He is in charge of the Intercultural Orchestra of the Greek National Opera.