Duo A. Karamberis - Chr.Tsarouchis
With professors Panagiotis Kydoniatis at the F. Nakas Conservatory in Patras and then Lisa Zoe at the "Athenaeum" Conservatory in Athens, Andronikos Karamberis and Christos Tsarouchis completed their musical studies in classical guitar, both of which they received on degree and in their diploma exams, the grade of "Excellent." At the same time they enriched their musical knowledge by attending numerous seminars and master classes with Greek and foreign guitarists (R.Dyens, D.Russell, M.Dylla, J.Mills, S.Vlaskalic, J.Willard, E.Asimakopoulos, L.Zoe.
They have both performed solo guitar recitals in various cities in Greece and have participated in various chamber music concerts as a guitar duo with flute, violin, guitar, accordion, voice etc. They have collaborated as a soloist with the Patras Municipality Night String Orchestra and with the Athenian Mandolinata Nik Lavdas.
Graduates of Patras University, department of Geology and Economics respectively, in our days both they are classical guitar professors at the Philharmoniki Foundation Conservatory of Patras.
Thodoris Theodoroudis was born on August 28, 2000 in Athens and studied guitar with Elena Papandreou from the age of 8. He received his diploma in 2017 at the Orion Conservatory.
From the academic year 2018-2019 he continues his studies with the same professor in guitar specialization of the Music Science and Art Department of the University of Macedonia. In addition, he has obtained degrees of harmony, counterpoint and fugue. He continues his studies in composition (class Ilias Nikolaidis).
Aside to his studies, he has participated in seminars as an active member with renowned soloists, such as: Oscar Ghiglia, Roland Dyens, Gabriel Bianco, Marco Tamayo, Suzanna Prieto, Jerry Willard, Evangelos Asimakopoulos, Alexis Mouzourakis etc.
He has won 10 awards in international and national competitions, of which 6 are first. Some of the highlights are the 1st prize at the Patras Festival Competition (2019) and the 2nd prize at the Incontri Chitarristici di Gargnano International Competition in Italy (2017).
His composition '' The Sky was not! '' won the 1st prize in An Art Artistry Contest '' Contemporary Guitar 2017 ''. His compositions have been performed by guitarists such as Fotis Koutsotodoros, Smaro Grigoriadou, cellist Lefki Kolovou, pianist Patricia Arenas Menendez, and the string quartet L'anima.
Thodoris Theodoroudis has given recitals in Athens, Patras, Chalkida and Chania, as part of guitar festivals such as Patras (2017), Guitar Festivals (2018 & 2019) and Paleo Faliro (2018).
He was selected by the Thessaloniki Friends of Music Association to participate in a concert of "The New Talent of Classical Music" at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall in January 2019.
Finally, he, along with other young guitarists, participated in a concert at the Art Campus in the "Dimitris Mitropoulos" Hall at the Athens Concert Hall in November 2019.
Filippos Manoloudis was born in Kavala in 2001 and is a graduate of the Music School of Kavala. He started classical guitar lessons at the Municipal Conservatory of Kavala at the age of 7 with Alexandros Parisidis and graduated in June 2018 from the class of Fotis Koutsothodoros, receiving his diploma with the grade "Excellent and First Prize".
Since October 2019, he has been studying at the Academy of Music Art In Darmstadt, Germany, in the class of Professor Tilman Hoppstock.
He has won a total of 29 awards in international and pan-Hellenic guitar competitions, of which 21 are first prizes. The most notable are:
• Young Artist of Changsha 2021 Award (Changsha, China, December 2021)
• 1st Prize in the international guitar competition of the Antwerp Guitar Festival (Belgium, November 2021)
• Winner of "Deutscher Gitarrenpreis 2021" (Darmstadt, October 2021)
• 1st Prize in the international competition "Anna Amalia" for young guitarists (Weimar, April 2021)
• 1st Prize in the international competition "Andrés Segovia" of Germany (Monheimheim Rhein, April 2021)
• 2 First prizes in the international competition "Alexis Rago" of Germany (Stuttgart, February 2020 and March 2021)
On February 27, 2015 he gave his first recital as part of the 2nd Thessaloniki Guitar Festival. In March 2018 he made his first tour consisting of 6 concerts in 6 different cities of Bulgaria and since then he has given concerts in cities throughout Greece, Germany and Austria.
He has attended guitar lectures & seminars (masterclasses) with world -renowned guitarists such as Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Ricardo Gallen, Marcin Dylla, Aniello Desiderio, Zoran Dukic, Hubert Käppel and Oscar Ghiglia.
Apart from his musical activities, he has also distinguished himself in mathematical competitions of the Hellenic Mathematical Society (2015-2017).
In 2016 he was the only student from Kavala who successfully passed the final phase of the National Mathematical Olympiad.