Michael Sourvinos

(Greece)

Born in Athens-Greece. He studied Classical Guitar, Advanced Theory, Composition, Saxophone, Piano at Southeastern College. He took his soloist Degree and Postgraduate diploma in Classical Guitar with Honors from the “New Conservatory of Thessaloniki” and “Piraeus municipal conservatory” near Professor Costas Cotsiolis. He took his Degree in Music Theory from the “Athenaeum Conservatory” near Professor Chr. Xanthoudakis. 

He has  participated in masterclasses with: L. Brouwer, S.Assad, P. Bellinati , H.Kuppel , M. Socias , Los Angeles Quartet.

He has been awarded, among others,  the 1st Prize at the “Volos International Guitar Festival”,  the “Las Palmas Guitar Festival,  with the “A.C.M.O ” at the International Competition at Julich – Koslar, with the “AthChEnsemble 20-12” in the ensembles competition of Athens Municipality.. the Third Prize with “Romido Cuerda Quartet” at the International Guitar Competition at Osnabruck & with the “Fuego Guitar Trio” awarded the special prize for the best arrangement and performance in the chamber music competition of Aschaffenburg, on the arrangement of the 6th Brandenburg concerto of J.S.Bach.

He has collaborated as a solo guitar and mandolin player with symphonic orchestras music ensembles and international artists in Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, France etc. conducted by L.Brouwer, L.  Karitinos, M. Logiadis etc.

He has performed as a soloist and conducted masterclasses at the “Las Palmas International Guitar Festival”,  the Music University of Vasteras-Stockholm, the “Volos International Guitar Festival”, the “Naxos International Guitar Festival”, the “Porto Heli International Festival”, the “Nafplio International Festival”, the “International Guitar Festival of Megaron”, the “International Euro Art Meeting” at Wroclaw – Poland, the “Ph.Nakas Concert Hall”, at “Forum Gitarre Wien”, “Tirana International Guitar Festival”, “Gitarrenfestival Gevelsberg”  etc.

He has also taken part in various recordings and TV shows.

He has often participated as a committee member at International Guitar Competitions. He has collaborated with numerous Conservatories, Music Schools in Athens and the region.

 He teaches Guitar and mandolin at conservatories in Athens and masterclasses in Greece and abroad.

Several of his students have been awarded in international classical guitar competitions.

He is member of “Fuego Guitar Trio”, founding member-Art Director of “Athens Chamber Ensemble 2012” and art director of “East Fthia music festival”.

His compositions have been published by leading publisher “Papagrigoriou- Nakas”.