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Alexandra Christodimou and Yannis Petridis (Greece), Classical Guitar

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St. Andrew's Church

73 Simcoe St.

(Use main doors on King St.)

Toronto, Ontario

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Alexandra and Yannis have emerged as leading musical artists of the Greek and International Guitar Community. They both graduated with distinction from the National Conservatory of Athens. Subsequently they completed postgraduate degrees in musical performance, studying with Gordon Crosskey,at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. Yannis holds a doctorate from Stony Brook University, New York.

Alexandra and Yannis have performed as a duo in major venues, festivals and universities throughout the U.S. and Europe, winning numerous awards. They are leaders in enriching and transcribing the guitar duo repertoire and highlighting/transcribing a range of Greek composers and their works. All of their performances include the works of Greek composers, many of which have been dedicated to them. Last fall, they toured the USA and Canada presenting a body of work entitled “Four Greek Composers meet George Gershwin” including the iconic “Rhapsody in Blue.” Their repertoire includes, among others, music for two guitars by Bach, Telemann, Scarlatti, Debussy, Gershwin, Rodrigo, Hadjidakis, Britten and Koukos. As part of their collaboration with the historic recording label LYRA, they released the CD ‘’Rhapsody for Two Guitars” and Mediterranean Echoes”. Petridis recently released the CD “Late 20th Century Music for Guitar”.

Yannis has worked as a Teaching Assistant at Stony Brook University and currently teaches at the American College of Greece. Both Alexandra and Yannis teach at the National Conservatory of Athens and are Associates of the Heritage & Museums, Art, Culture and Education around the world. Since 2011, they are Artistic Directors of the Palaio Faliro Guitar Festival in Athens.

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