Filippos Manoloudis(Greece)2023GCC

POSTED ON 2023-05-25 22:16 | BY GCC

Filippos Manoloudis (* 2001 in Kavala, Greece) is one of the leading classical guitarists of his generation. Praised by the Gendai Guitar Magazine for his “stunning technique and expressive power”, he is described as an “all-around player” with no weaknesses in responding to music from the different music periods.

He started playing the guitar at the age of 7 in his hometown of Kavala with Alexandros Parisidis. A year later, he started receiving lessons from Fotis Koutsothodoros, with whom he received his soloist diploma at the age of 17, and in 2019 he enrolled in the bachelor’s degree at the Academy of Music in Darmstadt, Germany, in Tilman Hoppstock’s guitar class.

In 2015 he gave his first recital at the Thessaloniki Guitar Festival, followed by many other concerts in Greece, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium and Italy. In March 2018 he performed his first tour consisting of concerts in 6 different cities in Bulgaria (as part of his 1st prize of Pleven Guitar Festival) and in November 2019 he performed at “Megaron Concert Hall” in

Athens. In Autumn 2023, he is scheduled to perform in Costa Rica, USA, Brazil and Japan.

Filippos has been succesful at around 30 international guitar competitions, winning some of the most prestigious ones worldwide. In 2022 he was the 1st prizewinner of the "Koblenz

International Guitar Competition 2022" in Germany and most recently of the “65th Tokyo International Guitar Competition” in Japan. He has also been awarded the “Young Artist of

Changsha” award in Changsha International Guitar Competition 2021 in China.

He took part in guitar masterclasses with world-renowned guitarists such as Leo Brouwer,

David Russell, Zoran Dukic, Judicael Perroy, Aniello Desiderio and Oscar Ghiglia.

Together with three fellow students from the Music Academy in Darmstadt, he forms the "Foursome Guitar Quartet" and they perform often in Germany and abroad.

In addition to music, Filippos also has a soft spot for mathematics. Before his studies, he was one of the few selected students to reach the finals of Greece's national mathematics competition.

He is a D’Addario Artist and performs on Koumridis Handmade Classical Guitars.

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