DIMITRIS KOTRONAKIS

Dimitris Kotronakis Vojvodina Guitar Fest Novi Sad SerbiaDimitris Kotronakis (Heraklion, Creta, 1973), započeo je učenje klasične gitare sa sedam godina, a diplomirao je gitaru na Međunarodnom Konzer-vatorijumu u Atini 1992. Završio je postdiplomske studije klasične gitare na Konzervatorijumu u Atini 1996. Pohađao je i napredne teorijske i muzikološke studije koje je krunisao diplomom na Univerzitetu u Atini. Trenutno je na doktorskim studijama. Višestruki je dobitnik nagrada na mnogim takmičenjima u Grčkoj, Španiji i Rumuniji. Snimio je pet CD-a: New Excursion za solo gitaru, Spring Symphony za gitaru i glas, Angel Guitars, Echomythia i Pictures for the sadness of the blond girls and of Eleni. Održao je brojne resitale po celoj Evropi, Severnoj i Južnoj Amer-ici, a takođe je nastupao kao solista sa orkestrima. Prestižna publikacija Guitar Magazine, piše o snimcima Dimitrisa: «… brzina kojom Kotrona-kis može da odsvira neka dela ostavlja bez daha … ovo je iznenađujuće uzbudljiv snimak koji predstavlja neverovatno umeće jednog posebnog izvođača ». Portal Guitar International piše o njemu: «… Kotronakis je izvođač sa jednom od najvirtuoznijih tehnika modernog doba i dubokom strašću koje ga čine posebnim u svetu klasične gitare.»

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Dimitris Kotronakis (Heraklion, Creta,1973), begun studies in classical guitar at the age of seven, and graduated from the International Conservatory of Athens with a guitar diploma in 1992. He attended post-graduate studies in classical guitar at the Athens Conservatory, graduating again in 1996. He also undertook advanced theoretical and musicological studies that led to a degree in Musicology from the Uni-versity of Athens in 1996. Currently he is a PhD candidate at the Univer-sity of Athens. He is a multiple prize winner in many guitar competitions in Greece, Spain and Romania. He has recorded five CDs: New Excursion for solo guitar, Spring Symphony for guitar and voice, Angel Guitars, Echomythia, and Pictures for the sadness of the blond girls and of Eleni. He has performed in numerous guitar recitals throughout Europe and North and South America; and also co-operated as a soloist with the orchestras. No less than the prestigious publication based in the UK Classical Guitar Magazine said about Dimitris’ recordings, «…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». The Guitar International portal raved of him: «… Kotronakis performs with perhaps one of the most virtuosic techniques in modern times and a deep passion that make him, a stand out in the classical guitar world».

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