Workshop's Teachers
The teachers that are currently participating in the Workshop's activities

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Zacharias Spyridakis was born in Athens in 1971 and started Cretan lyra since 1980. In 1983 he started having lessons with the great lyra player Kostas Moundakis and in 1989 receives his degree from the Greek Conservatory of Athens.

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He started his music training in 1985 studying Byzantine music and received his Diploma in Byzantine Music with Honors. He has participated in a series of concerts in Greece and abroad, as well as in recordings of Greek Composers’ works. He has also taken part in recordings made for Radio (3d program), TV channels and the cinema. From 1995 he is the leading mandolinist of the Orchestra of Colors.

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Periklis Papapetropoulos was born in Athens but grew up on the island of Crete. His first musical experiences were with Cretan traditional music and at the age of 16, he participated in village festivals as part of the group of Psarantonis playing laouto and bulgari. In 1985 he met Ross Daly and studied saz and tanbur with him for several years before becoming a regular member of his ongoing musical workshop “Labyrinth”. As a member of “Labyrinth”, he participated in concerts, recordings and television productions in Greece and abroad.

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Kelly Thoma was born in Piraeus (1978). Since 1995, she has been studying the Lyra with Ross Daly and three years later started traveling with him and his group, “Labyrinth”. She has taken part in many projects with musicians from various different traditions from other countries.

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Giorgos Papaioannou was born in Athens in 1982. He studied music from an early age at Atticus Odeum. He played many genres since the age of 15 but his involvement with traditional music began during his studies in the Department of Sound Engineering at the University of Crete.

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Taxiarchis Georgoulis was born in Kalamata (1993). The first contact with music began at the age of eight, with the bouzouki. Some years later he started to play the Greek mainland lute under the guidance of Eliah Kappakos and later of Christos Zotos, while he was participating in festivals and concerts throughout Greece.

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Veka Aler is a singer, and a vocal teacher. She was born in 1980 in İstanbul. Her family is originally from Erzincan where is one of the considered areas of Anatolian culture. She started to learn traditional culture and music in the family naturally. Throughout her life, she interested in different cultures and their kinds of music whereas the languages. Especially Eastern cultures mean a world for her. There is a very common soul and she couldn’t separate these cultures from each other and feels belong to all of them at the same time completely.

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Born in Athens, Greece, in 1976, he started music at a very young age. He graduated from the Pallini Music High School and the Department of Music Studies (University of Athens). His first music teacher was his father, the painter Giorgos Lambrakis. He studied music under M. Mavroidis and Th. Varsou, ney under Sylvia Koutrouli and Ömer Erdoğdular, composition under Yannis Ioannidis (scholarship from the Nakas conservatory) and byzantine music under I. Arvanitis and V. Baraboutis.

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Stelios Petrakis was born in 1975 and grew up in Sitia, Crete. In 1983 he joined the Sitia School of Music, learning to play the lyra under teachers Giannis Dandolos (1983), Ross Daly (1984) and Eleni Drettaki (1985-1993), under the directorship of Kostas Moundakis. He completed his “official” lyra studies in 1993.