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Megalochori

Martha Mavroidi & Giorgos Ventouris // Original Compositions, Folk Songs from Greece and the Mediterranean

MARTHA MAVROIDI - ELECTRIC LAFTA & VOICE GIORGOS VENTOURIS - DOUBLE BASS

Time & Location

Aug 31, 2024, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Megalochori, Megalochori 847 00, Greece

About the event

Original Compositions, Folk Songs from Greece and the Mediterranean

MARTHA MAVROIDI - ELECTRIC LAFTA & VOICE

GIORGOS VENTOURIS - DOUBLE BASS

Μάρθα Μαυροειδή (Martha Mavroidi) 

 Martha Mavroidi is a singer, lutist and composer from Greece. She has been singing and

playing folk lutes from her childhood, performing music from Greece and the Balkans.

Later she developed an interest in contemporary music, blending elements of folk music

with contemporary harmony and improvisation. She graduated from the Music High

School of Pallini, and she has studied Musicology in Athens (University of Athens),

Ethnomusicology in London (SOAS) and Los Angeles (UCLA), and Contemporary Music

in Amsterdam (Conservatorium Van Amsterdam) with scholarships from the Fulbright

Foundation and the Onassis Foundation. She has collaborated with important musicians

and ensembles such as the legendary Greek folk violinist Stathis Koukoularis, ECM artist

Savina Yannatou, English folk singer and violinist Eliza Carthy, and the Greek National

Opera. With her Quartet she has performed in various venues in Europe and the USA.

She is a member of the sextet “Smari” and the vocal ensemble "Yasemi". She conducts

the Greek Folk Choir "Rodia" and the “Happy Hour Choir”, a workshop in the form of a

vocal orchestra. She has composed music for prize-winning short and feature films, and

for dance and theater productions, including “Hello to Emptiness” by German Dance

Company Mouvoir with which she has toured in Greece, France, Germany, and Korea.

She has been commissioned to compose musical works for the Greek National Opera

(“Domna’s Song” for the 2021 bicentennial of the Greek Revolution, “Katalogi” 2022,

“Lazarakia” 2023, “Synaxari” 2024) and the Greek National Theater (“Blood Wedding”

by F.G.Lorca 2022). She has released five albums: The Garden of Rila (2009), Portaki

(2012), Agiorgitiko (2014), Thread and Needle (2017), Magiatiko (2019) and she has

published a book with compositions for vocal ensemble “Thread and Needle” (2019).

Since 2013 Martha is the artistic director of Tinos World Music Festival.

Γιώργος Βεντούρης (George Ventouris)

Ο Γιώργος Βεντουρής γεννήθηκε και μεγάλωσε στο νησί της Πάρου.

Σπούδασε κλασική κιθάρα με τον Αλέξανδρο Ζέρβα, κιθάρα τζαζ με τον

Βασίλη Ρακόπουλο και τον Αποστόλη Λεβεντόπουλο, αλλά και κλασσικό

κοντραμπάσο με τον Βαγγέλη Ζωγράφο. Έχει συνεργαστεί σε συναυλίες

και ηχογραφήσεις στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό με τους

Μάρθα Μαυροειδή, Αντώνη Απέργη, Stian Carstensen, Nedyalko

Nedyalkov, Yordal  Yoksan, Ross Daly, Εliza Carthy, Serkan Cagri, Αλέκα

Κανελλίδου, Στάθη Κουκουλαρη, Νίκο Οικονομίδη, Λιζέτα Καλημέρη,

Παντελή Θαλασσινό, Κώστα Παυλίδη και άλλους. Έχει συνθέσει μουσική

για την ταινία μεγάλου μήκους "Ο Ξεναγός".

Προσωπική δισκογραφία

"Χοχλακάς" violins productions 2019

"Πρώτο φώς". violins productions 2023

Tickets

  • Original Compositions

    €20.00

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