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Name: Alexis N Froudarakis
Skills: Soloist
Phone: 003810 282863
Fax: 003810 282863
Address: Greece
Links: Website     E-mail
Born in Heraklion – Crete in 1970, Alexios took his first guitar lesson at the age of 10 from his father Nikolaos following a long family tradition in the guitar. The period 1990 – 1994, he continued and completed his studies with Evangelos Assimakopoulos at the “Philippos Nakas” Consevatory in Athens , obtaining his Guitar Soloist Diploma in 1994 with Honours. In 1997 he won an entrance scholarship to attend Post – Graduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music (London) with M. Lewin, T. Walker and J.Mills. Completing his studies in 1998 he obtained the Guitar Teacher’s Diploma ( L.R.A.M.) as well as the Recital Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music (Dip.R.A.M.) which is the Academy’s highest accolade, and the “ John Booth” Prize, awarded by the Principal of the Academy. He took masterclasses with Oscar Ghiglia, Manuel Barrueco, David Russel , David Starobin, Hubert Kappel , Gordon Crosskey and Roland Dyens. He was a prize winner in the following guitar competitions : 3rd place at the "FRANCISCO TARREGA" International Guitar Competition (Benicassim - Spain 2003) 1st Prize at the “JULIAN BREAM” International Guitar Competition (London – England 1998) 3nd Prize at the “Ruggero Chiesa-Citta di Camogli” International Guitar Competition (Camogli – Italy 1998) 3rd Prize at the “Citta di Mottola” International Guitar Competition (Mottola – Italy 1998) 2nd Prize at the “Philippos Nakas” International Guitar Competition (Athens – Greece 1997) 2nd Prize at the IV Corfu International Guitar Festival – Competition (Corfu – Greece 1997) 2nd Prize at the “Philippos Nakas” Panhellenic Guitar Competition (Athens – Greece 1994) Alexis Froudarakis performs regularly, giving recitals(“Nakas - Athens Concert Series”) and touring in Festivals throughout Greece ( Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno, Patras, Symi, Corfu , Karpathos etc.) and abroad including the 12th International Composers Festival in London (playing works of the Italian composer Franco Donatoni ) and the 1998 Bolivar Hall Guitar Festival (playing Astro Piazzolla’s Double Concerto for Guitar & Bandoneon and Strings). Other performances with orchestra include : Rodrigo’s CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ ( Athens Symphony Orchestra – Eleftherios Kalkanis , conductor) , Giuliani’s PRIMO CONCERTO PER CHITARRA E ARCHI OP.30 ( KAMERATA String orchestra of the ATHENS CONCERT HALL - Alexander Myrat , conductor and CUIDAD DE TORRENT Orchestra - Jose Fabra ,conductor ) and Vivaldi's CONCERTO RV93 in D major (Heraklion Municipal String Orchestra) He has also recorded for the National Greek Radio and Television. Alexis plays on a hand-made guitar built by the Australian constructor Greg Smallman. ----------– SOLO GUITAR REPERTOIRE------ : ISAAC ALBENIZ Asturias - Granada - Cadiz - Sevilla- Mallorca- Torre Bermeja- Rumores de la Caleta- AGUSTIN BARRIOS MANGORE La Cathedral- El Ultimo Canto- Sueno en la floresta- JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Chacconne- Lute Suite No 1 BWV 996- Lute Suite No 3 BWV 995- Lute Suite No 4 BWV 1006A-Sonata in A m BWV 1003 LEO BROUWER Tarantos- Elogio de la danza- El Decameron Negro ROLAND DYENS Saudade No3- Fuoco MAURO GIULIANI Grand Overture Op.61 JOHANN KASPAR MERTZ Fantaisie Hongroise Op.65 MANUEL MARIA PONCE Sonata Classica- Sonatina Meridional JOAQUIN RODRIGO En los trigales- Invacacion y Danza- Elogio de la guitarra- Tres piezas espanolas FERNANDO SOR Theme – Varie Op.9 FRANCISCO TARREGA Capricio Arabe- Recuerdos de l’ Alambra FEDERICO MORENO TORROBA Sonatina JOAQUIN TURINA Fandaguillo Op.36 -------REPERTOIRE FOR GUITAR AND ORCHESTRA------ LEO BROUWER Concerto de Toronto MAURO GIULIANI Primo Concerto per chitarra e archi Op.30 ASTOR PIAZZOLA Double Concerto for guitar & bandodeon HEITOR VILLA – LOBOS Guitar Concerto ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto for Lute RV 93 JOAQUIN RODRIGO Fantasia para un gentilhombre - Concierto de Aranjuez



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