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Name: Spyros Mavropoulos
Skills: Composer
Phone: 066134654
Fax: 066134654
Address: Alepou, Corfu 49100, Greece
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Spyros Mavropoulos was born in Corfu (Kerkyra), one of the Ionian Islands, in northwest GREECE, in 1956. He graduated with diplomas in trumpet, harmony, counterpoint, fugue & orchestration from the "Hellenic Conservatory" and composition from the "Orpheus Conservatory". A proficient pianist and classical guitarist, he has been composing since 1980. Many of his works have been performed in Greece, Germany, Russia, USA, Italy, Argentina & Australia by well known ensembles, especially brass. In 1979 he began teaching music in a high school in Corfu. From 1995 up to 1998 he taught music harmony at the Music department of "Ionian University" and the "Ionian Conservatory". He has participated with original works or arrangement in more than 80 concerts. He is member of "Greek Composers ' Union".

He has composed original works and arrangements for : Brass Quintet , Brass Band, Wind Band, Symphonic Orchestra, Chorus, Woodwind quintet, Brass Trio, Trio (piano, violin, clarinet), Duo (Clarinet - piano, tuba - piano, violin - guitar). His works and arrangements have been performed by "Melos Brass Quintet", "Oshkosh Brass Quintet", "Victorian Brass Quintet", "Tal Quintet", "Quintetto Sinihin", "Trio Koryfo", "Wind band of Wurzburg", "Radio T.V Symphony Orchestra of Albania", "Philarmonica wind orchestra of Corfu", "Chamber Woodwind Quintet", "Athens Brass Ensemble", "Pindaros Brass Quintet", "Corfu Chorus", "Athens Philharmonia", "Wind Orchestra of Moscow". Works of his have been presented in solo performances by Roger Bobo (tuba) & David Cambell (clarinet).

He has taken part in international composing competitions, such as "Georgia University Composition Competition for trio brass" (1994), the "Louis and Virginia Sudler International Wind Band Composition Competition" (1999), the "Philadelphia Youth Quintet Composition Contest" (1999), the "International Guitar Festival" (1997), the "Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Brass Band Festival" (1998), the 1st & 2nd "International Brass Course" of Kalavrita (1998-1999), the "1st Festival of Ionian Islands Composers" in Corfu (1999) and "International oboe' conclave of Buenos Aires - Argentina" (2000).

Spyros Mavropoulos along with other contemporary Corfiot composers is considered an advocate of the renowned "Ionian Music School". Some of his composition and arrangements have been recorded by famous ensembles. The "Music House Vryoni" has also published a series of educational music books.



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