Prof. Minos Tyllianakis

Minos Tyllianakis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He entered the Medical School of Athens University after successful exams and obtained his doctoral thesis from the same University with “excellent” degree.

He has served as an officer in the Greek Army

He was trained in Orthopaedics and Traumatology at 401 General Military Hospital and at KAT Hospital in Athens.

Minos Tyllianakis was appointed as an Orthopaedic Registrar in the Orthopaedic Department of Patras University Hospital in 1989 where he has been practicing since then. He was elected lecturer of Patras University in 1992, assistant professor in 1997, associate professor in 2003 and professor in 2007. He has been elected Chairman of the Orhtopaedic Department of Patras University Hospital in 2016.

He has been subspecialized in hand surgery and microsurgery in St Gallen, Switzerland (1991) and in Lousville, Kentucky, USA (2000).

His main clinical interest is in upper limb surgery and, over the last years, foot and ankle surgery.

He is author or co-author of 90 papers in international scientific journals which can be traced in Google Scholar and other searching machines in the Web. He has more than 200 oral presentations in congresses and symposia in Greece and abroad with some of them been awarded. As an invited speaker he has given approximately 400 lectures mostly abroad and in Greece.

He has organized more than 60 national or international congresses, courses, symposia, the most prominent being the globally known AO course on osteosynthesis in Davos, Switzerland (2015 and 2016).

He has been the Greek delegate in European organizations, has participated in international research programs and has been member of 15 orthopaedic societies, Greek and international ones, and member of editorial boards of orthopaedic journals in English.

In 2008 he founded and has been chairing since then the AOTrauma Chapter Greece, the Greek branch of the worldwide known AO foundation, the leading institution in fracture fixation. He had been president of South-Eastern Europe of this foundation from 2015 to 2017.

Evangelos Assimakopoulos

Evangelos Assimakopoulos studied the guitar in Athens at the National Conservatoire under Dimitris Fampas. He completed his degree in 1960 and was unanimously awarded First Prize and the Medal for Outstanding Performance. Shortly afterwards he was awarded a scholarship to study with the Presti-Lagoya duo in France and Andrés Segovia in Spain. Since 1959 Evangelos Assimakopoulos has given many solo recitals throughout Greece. In 1965 he married guitarist Liza Zoe and together they established Greece’s first guitar duo. Today not only have the two Greek musicians been acclaimed by major newspapers as one of the leading guitar duos in the world, but they also earned the esteem of the great Andrés Segovia himself.

Since 1967 the couple has carried out extensive tours all over the world and given hundreds of recitals in some of the most renowned concert halls, many radio and television stations and major Festivals. They also appear as duo soloists with well known symphony orchestras as well as teaching seminars and holding Master-classes at universities and academies overseas. In addition to their activities in foreign Academies and Universities, Evangelos & Liza have given Master Classes in innumerable seminars to the main cities of Greece as well as at the International Guitar Festival of Patras, a famous festival that they created in 1992.

Both Greek and foreign composers have written pieces especially for Evangelos and Liza; at the same time the two musicians have enriched the guitar solo and duo repertoire with transcriptions and arrangements of their own that they are recorded on noted record companies.

Finally, over his 50 years of teaching, Evangelos Assimakopoulos has established a school of outstanding guitarists who have made a name for themselves both in Greece and abroad.