One of the most prominent virtuosos of the classical guitar, the composer Manolis Androulidakis, presents a special project with works by Greek composers adapted to the classical guitar. He presents an “other” guitar that aims to trick the ear of the listener, creating the illusion that he is listening to two guitars, a bouzouki or even a larger music ensemble.
Starting with his personal album “Myrtia” (2016), the official international release of Mikis Theodorakis for solo guitar, the collection “Greek Cinema Music for Classical Guitar” (2019) and his newest album “Anthology for Guitar” (2021), he presents a heretical repertoire with moments of exceptional craftsmanship from Zorbas’ dance to the Greek cinema themes – with worldwide tunes of Greek composers to the inconceivable solos of Chiotis and the music of Savvopoulos, Loizos, Xarchakos, Zambetas, Leontis and Peridis.
Manolis Androulidakis is among the greatest Greek musicians – hence was chosen to record a CD for the series “Famous Greek Soloists” (FM Records 2016.) He is renowned for the use of particular guitar techniques, such as tremolo–apoyando and pulgar tremolo. With sophisticated taste, he comprehends as a performer how to permeate into the essence of the compositions, displaying his exemplary skills with rare coherence and a perfect executive style.