“...the speed at which Kotronakis can 'knock out' some of this music is quite breathtaking...

This is a startlingly exciting recording which captures the amazing artistry of a very distinct player.”
Steve Marsh, Classical Guitar Magazine

“...I was delighted by the variety and the quality of the music on this CD, and more than delighted by the way in which it was performed by Kotronakis. This CD is worth making a little extra effort to acquire.”

Raymond Tuttle, classical.net

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Latin and Brazilian music. and were completed under guidance of Vassilis Kanaras in 1992. including: 1st prize in the Volos guitar festival (Greece 1994). namely “New Excursion” for solo guitar and “Spring symphony” for guitar and voice. he further expanded his theoretical musical knowledge (obtaining diploma in Fuge. (Music for five guitars by Ch. arrangements by “Epsilon quintet”). he has recorded another CD titled “Angel guitars”. in 1973. 1st prize in the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria guitar festival (Spain 1996). He has performed in numerous individual guitar recitals in Greece and worldwide. Creta (Greece). obtaining his guitar diploma. Today he is a PhD student of the above University. the Philarmonic Orchestra of Craiova (Romania). the “Panormonio Conservatory of Athens” and in the “International Conservatory of Athens”. he has also co-operated as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Kielce (Poland). the National Symphonic Orchestra (Greece) and the “Nicolaos Mantzaros” orchestra (Greece). He has recorded two CDs with music by Nikos Mamagakis. in 1996). of whom he is the lead guitar. Meanwhile. He attended post-graduate studies on classical guitar at the “Athens Conservatory”. Nicolopoulos. He teaches classical guitar in the Music School of Alimos-Athens.net). He has been awarded many prizes in guitar competitions. influenced by the streams of Jazz. 1st prize in the Sinaia guitar festival (Romania 1999) and 1st prize in the Chalkis guitar competition (Greece 2002). His studies on classical guitar begun when he was at the age of seven. with his thesis having as its subject: “Greek composers for guitar in the twentieth century”. when he graduated from the “International Conservatory of Athens”. His fourth CD titled “Echomythia” has been released in USA by the ClearNote publications (www. This disk contains pieces of the modern guitar repertory. under supervision of Costas Cotsiolis. the Orchestra of Colors (Greece). 2nd prize in the National Conservatory’s composing for guitar contest (AthensGreece 1998). based on poetry by Yannis Ritsos. under tutoring of Giorgos Sioras) and attended Musicology classes (obtaining diploma from the Musicology branch of the University of Athens. graduating again in 1996. . In cooperation with the guitar quintet “Epsilon”.Curriculum Vitae: Dimitris Kotronakis was born in Heraklion.clearnote.

latin and brazilian music for solo guitar. MBI records. Clear Note records. Barrios. “New excursion”. 2006. Korsakov. de Lucia. Reinhardt. 2007. Music by Nicos Mamangakis Poetry: Yannis Ritsos. Solo guitar music by Nicos Mamangakis. “Epsilon” guitar quintet Lead guitar: Dimitis Kotronakis Music for five guitars by Christos Nicolopoulos Arrangements by “Epsilon” quintet “Spring Symphony” Idea records. Pereira. 2007. 2007. (www. Singers: Tassis Christoyannopoulos & Chara Kefala . Fays. Ivanovic. “Angel guitars”.html) Jazz.net/Echomythia. Two songs for guitar & voice included. Idea records. Composers: Dyens. Zea.Albums: “Echomythia”.clearnote. Guitar and voice. Rak.

turns. the album’s arrangement reminds us of a concert. the ripe. is truly amazing as Kotronakis runs full throttle across the fret board. and given the artist’s interpretation skills. Fans of classical guitar embedded with the essence of Latin/Jazz will not be disappointed when hearing the entertaining and delightful songs of “Echomythia.” John W. April 2008 “. from his full “gun rack”. Through the crystal clear textures that Dimitris Kotronakis delivers. soon. and more than delighted by the way in which it was performed by Kotronakis.com Reviewer Team “.net. with the necessary encore. Kotronakis derives with intelligence.” a song known for its vigorous spirit. May 2008 “… He is one of the youngest members of Greek guitarists’ family.. Skating on thin ice.. constituting the album. D." Alex Cortes.. which has welcomed him as one of the best guitarists of his generation… Consequently.. of course).” Steve Marsh.The speed at which Kotronakis can 'knock out' some of this music. the quality of the recording.. the selection of the tracks. The trills. Classical Guitar Magazine. Duarte. among the different trends of the modern repertory. June 1997 . August 1998 “.. Moreover.” Raymond Tuttle. The selection of the tracks is exceptionally well done… the tracks that are quite distinct from each other keep the interest unflagging…” Liana Malandrenioti. conveying all its tone-related dynamics. a musicologist and repeatedly award-winning guitarist… one could characterize him unexceptionable. his album titled “Echomythia” attracts our attention as a complete collection of guitar compositions..achieve. which if one didn't know to the contrary. like a distillation of a good old wine. Classical Guitar Magazine.. Difono magazine. thanks to the studio of Musical Acoustic Technology of Athens University.Reviews: "Dimitris Kotronakis is a young classical guitarist from Greece. sufficient. Altogether this is a startlingly exciting recording which captures the amazing artistry of a very distinct player. and interpreter of the 19 tracks of the collection. adapted by Kotronakis)... save for beautiful musical moments. The final result is so appreciable that any intention to criticize comes second. is considered as one of the album’s strong points.Kotronakis Dimitris showed the most fluent (and fast) technique I have ever seen. is considered sufficiently imaginative and welcome. and exquisite. Dimitris Kotronakis has transcended the inherent difficulties of smooth interpretation on the classical guitar.. as well as his ability to give shape to the sound. sweet and particularly personal sound of the interpreter – result of many years of study– then you should not omit this recording.." Nafsika Chatzichristou. He is probably right about all of them. one can feel a musical maturity and depth of understanding that few -young or old. “Echomythia.The items are exceedingly well presented and especial mention ought to be given to the Paco de Lucia classic La Cueva del Gato.Dimitris Kotronakis is one of the best virtuosos of his generation worldwide.com. Summer 2008 “. the audience feels at no point tired. and closing his album with a demonstration composition (The Flight of the Bumble Bee by Rimsky Korsakov. without boastfulness speed... rivals that of the leading studios. Listen to him…” Kornilios Diamandopoulos. the incomparable technique. unique. guitar-theory-in-depth. the flowing. classicalmusic... and infallible. and bends he so eloquently plays gives rise to the versatility of this artist as he plays with various tempos and powerful dynamics. to astonishing. Dimitris Kotronakis. as a communication instrument. May 2008 “… His technical facility. the world over. In addition. That is NOT virtuosity. and I'm sure we will all be hearing a lot more about him. evident and tone-related contrasts in interpretation. This CD is worth making a little extra effort to acquire. at any tempo.. Yet.classical. August 2008 "For these creations.Kotronakis has a tremendous technique. Jazz & Tzaz magazine. September 2008 “.gr.” Kotronakis is an exquisite guitarist who plays with emotive and intense precision. building a unique repertoire he delivers with unique zest. The selector. classical guitar soloist. but is constantly experiencing new sound surprises…” Alexandros Charchiolakis. his is not the virtuosity of the immature player who wants to "play fast" no matter what.“The Flight of the Bumblebee. like the Capitol Studio of California. July 2009 “Get ready to be awed and dazzled by the nimble fingers of Dimitris Kotronakis and his anthology of brilliant classical guitar works with flavors of Latin/Jazz on his disc. Kotronakis proposes specific ideas for the guitar’s future.. If you combine all the above with the deep. He is somewhere among all these. urging one to derive enjoyment from the sound first… What else is there to say? That.” Diane and the RadioIndy. is the Musician (with a capital “M”.” Costas Cotsiolis. This I write without any exaggeration. you would be forgiven for thinking that this was the great man himself playing. is quite breathtaking. Therefore. Classical Music Review Magazine. The first thing you will notice about his playing is his "insane" virtuosity. www..I was delighted by the variety and the quality of the music on this CD. Where exactly is of no interest..

Dimitris Kotronakis) ΑSTOR PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) RAPHAEL FAŸS (b. 1945) ROLAND DYENS (b. 1953) : Café 5. 1960) Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes approximately .2010 – 2011 Program: VOJISLAV IVANOVIC (b.Zita : Dans les yeux de Michèle (arr: Dimitris Kotronakis) : Romantique voyage (arr.Tuhũ : Pajarillo Intermission NICOLO PAGANINI (1782-1840) AGUSTÍN BARRIOS–MANGORÉ (1885–1944) : Capricio No 1 (arr: Dimitris Kotronakis) : Capricio No 20 (arr: Dimitris Kotronakis) : Capricio No 16 (arr: Dimitris Kotronakis) : Capricio No 24 (arr: Dimitris Kotronakis) : Preludio : Las Abejas : Souite Troileana (arr: Dario Bisso) .Bandoneon . 1956) ŠTĚPÁN RAK (b.Andantinostalgie . 1955) LUIS ZEA (b. Nostalgia : Marta : Pixaim : Swan song of a dying guitar : Hora : Hommage à Villa-Lobos . 1959) MARCO PEREIRA (b.

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