Yorgos is a Guitarist/Composer currently residing in Vienna, Austria.

His repertoire encompasses classical composers as well as his own compositions: a fusion of classical, flamenco and jazz elements influenced by the traditional Greek music. “Yorgos Nousis is a multi-faceted master guitarist,” wrote Paul Fowles in the Classical Guitar Magazine

As a composer he has composed for films, pop and rock bands, web series and exhibitions, as well as arranged soundtracks for television commercials and theater performances. His works are published by the Doberman-Yppan editions in Canada www.productionsdoz.com and have been recorded and performed from musicians around the world.

Concerts

Nousis started performing in the early nineties and has had numerous solo concerts in Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Croatia, Romania, France, Serbia and Greece. While his recent concerts focused on original compositions, earlier performances included classical pieces as well as rock and traditional Greek music. Since October 2016, Yorgos is a member of the renowned Bratislava Guitar Quartet together with Martin Krajčo, Radka Krajčová, Miloš Slobodník. The quartet has already had a long and successful career for over twenty years.

Festivals

Yorgos Nousis participated in numerous international festivals, such as: Volos International Guitar Festival, Hippocratia Music Festival, Kos and Naxos International Guitar Festival (Greece); Forum Gitarre Vienna, Contemporary Music As­pekte and Donauinselfest (Austria); Laufen Guitar Series (Germany); International Classical Music Festival Vrnjci, Vrnjacka Banja, (Serbia); European Film Festival, Bucharest, (Romania); European Music Festival, Otwock, (Poland), Days of classical guitar performance, Banska Stiavnica, J.K Mertz Guitar festival, (Slovakia).

Discography

Ten studio albums.

Two albums- “My Guitar” and “An introduction to a theme” – contain exclusively original compositions and arrangements

 

Education

-Haute École de musique de Genève (HEM): Master of Arts  Composition-interpretation in the class off Prof. Dušan Bogdanović

-Athens State Conservatory, Athens, Greece; Diploma in the class of Prof. Costas Cotsiolis.

-Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria; Bachelor and Master of Arts. Class of Prof. Mathias Seidel / ass. Marco Tamayo. Composition and improvisation with Wolfgang Niessner; Old Music with Jürgen Hübscher.

-Composition with Periklis Liakakis; Jazz guitar with Stavros Angelidis; flamenco guitar with Merengue de Córdoba; Music Production with Hannes Breitschädel.

-Masterclasses with Leo Brouwer, Carlo Domeniconi, Roland Dyens, Aniello Desiderio, Marcin Dylla, Zoran Dukić, Ricardo Gallen, Eliot Fisk, Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Jorge Morel, Joaquín Clerch, Dejan Ivanović, Gerhard Reichenbach and Pavel Steidl

 

Distinctions

-2015: Incontri Chitarristici Acerrani, 4rth Acerra Guitar Composition competition, Naples, Italy.  “For Maja” for solo guitar, 2nd prize.

-2014: Incontri Chitarristici Acerrani, 3rd Acerra Guitar Composition competition, Naples, Italy.  “Grenzenlose Fantasie” for solo guitar, 2nd prize.

-2014: Incontri Chitarristici Acerrani, 3rd Acerra Guitar Composition competition, Naples, Italy.  “Mirror” for solo guitar, 3rd prize.

-2014: International Lycia Guitar Composition Competition, II. Lycia Guitar Days, Adrasan, Turkey.  “Naxos Suite” for solo guitar, 2nd prize.

-2014: International Guitar Composition Competition, Boston Guitarfest IX, Boston, USA.  “Naxos Suite” for solo guitar, Honorable mention.

-2012: International Composition Competition, Franz Schubert Konservatorium, Vienna, Austria.  “Mamen” for solo guitar, 1st prize.

-2006: Successful audition for the Live Music Now, Austria.

-2006: Chamber Music Competition Savarez-Corelli, Mozarteum University, Austria. 1st prize.

-2005: Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY).

-2002: Chalkida Pan-Hellenic Guitar Competition, Greece.

-2002: Volos International Guitar Festival Guitar Competition, Greece, 2nd prize

 

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