Duo Melis(Spain、Greece)2018GCC

POSTED ON 2018-04-27 22:55 | BY GCC

The Spanish Susana Prieto and the Greek Alexis Muzurakis made their debut as the Guitar Duo Melis in 1999 at the International Guitar Festival of Volos (Greece). Since then they have performed in such prestigious halls as the Philharmonie in Berlin, the  Concertgebouw  in Amsterdam, the  Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the  Megaron in Athens and the  Merkin Concert Hall in New York. They have been invited to play concerts and give master classes in international guitar festivals in Europe and America.

Susana, from Spain, and Alexis, from Greece, have won numerous prizes, both individually and together. In 1999, as a duo, they won first prize at the International Guitar Duo Competition of Frechen (Germany). The next year they won the prestigious  Guitar Duo Competition of Montelimar (France)

as well as the  21st International Guitar Duo Competition “Mauro Giuliani” (Italy). In 2001 they captured the Duo/Ensemble prize at the Chamber Music Competition of Leipzig (Germany) and the same year were the winners at the International Guitar Duo Competition of Paris (France). In 2003 they recorded their first CD after winning the recording prize “Citta di Verona” at the International Chamber Music Competition “Gaetano Zinetti”  (Italy). In 2005 they successfully auditioned for the  Yehudi Menuhin Society  Live Music Now .

The Guitar Duo Melis has collaborated with international orchestras like the  Berliner Symphoniker , the  Neubrandenburger Philharmonie , the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie , the Radio Orchestra of Bucharest and the National Orchestra of Thessaloniki conducted by  Leo Brouwer . Their wide repertoire spans from the baroque music to the music of A. Piazzolla or A. Ginastera, and also includes concertos for two guitars and orchestra by Rodrigo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Vivaldi and the newly composed concerto of Marek Pasieczny dedicated to Duo Melis.

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