NOTIS MAVROUDIS, BIOGRAPHY
Born in Athens, Notis belongs to a generation of
Greek composers who base their songs on poems and the lyrics of well known
lyricists. He studied classical guitar at the Greek National Conservatory with
Dimitris Fampas and graduated in 1969 with distinction. He continued his studies
in Spain and in Milan, where he later taught classical guitar at the Scuola
Civica di Musica. Returning to Greece, he began composing, broadcasting musical
programs on Greek radio, published the classical guitar magazine TAR and writing
numerous articles for newspapers and magazines.
In 1963 he began composing
songs and pieces for classical guitar, many of which have won international
competitions. These works have been extensively recorded by the most prominent
musicians and singers in Greece. His music exemplifies Greece; using traditional
folk instruments intrigrated with classical guitar, with eastern coloring and
expressive melodic lines, marking his own very personal musical style.
"Using her voice, Julie is an excellent collaborator, aiding my emotions and
allowing us to approach Music's secrets".