´Guitar Echoes´ is available for purchase and download

My album ´Guitar Echoes´ is available for purchase and download now.

You can order (or download) my album at CDbaby.com by following the link below:


The CD is also available for download on iTunes and Amazon.

"Guitar Echoes is my debut solo album. I have chosen to record works from a few of my favorite composers. This selection lit my passion for music, in particular for the classical guitar. I hope these twelve beautiful pieces will touch your soul as they have touched mine!"


Here is the first review I received:

" I had a chance to check out your "Guitar Echoes" CD on CD Baby and was very impressed with your performance, repertoire and production – you have a great program of works – you don’t often hear the Suite Española on the same program as Satie - yet it all works together so beautifully well; your performance is excellent - very expressive with a real artistic sensitivity to the music, emotive and deeply poetic, with a warm guitar tone; and the production quality is excellent; very well done & really great to listen to. I think you have a great CD that really deserves to be heard."

Nick Peros, Phoenix Classical
(A division of Phoenix Records Ltd., Canada)/ January 2016

24.04.16, 17:57

New Duo - ´Duo Beyond Limits´

Dear friends, for the end of 2017 I would like to announce my collaboration with the trumpet player Theo Hartman under the name ´Duo Beyond Limits´. The goal and the ambition of our duo is to explore the repertoire of different styles and epochs for this not so common instrument combination. Also, composers from different countries have already promised to write new music for us. The premiere of ´Duo Beyond Limits´ will be on the 17th Dec. at the atmospheric historic Barthkapel in the center of The Hague, with music from the Baroque period until our days. Theo and me we will play also some beautiful solo music.

08.12.17, 19:03

Portrait Video

In this portrait video, I introduce myself and talk about my origin, early love for classical guitar, musical path, vision and repertoire.

The video is recorded at Museum ´Beelden aan Zee´ in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Film by: Felipe Pipi

Subtitles are available in Greek & Dutch.

Click here to watch the video

21.02.16, 21:30

Interview!

After my performance in the Regentenkamer in The Hague, I gave an interview for the Iamgreek.nl. Among others, I talked about my path, goals and my loves apart from music. The interview is available in English and in Greek. You can read it in the following link: http://www.iamgreek.nl/arts-and-culture/2015/02/11/yiannis-giagourtas,-a-great-artist-and-guitarist/ .

06.04.15, 15:54

Radio Interview.

On Tuesday 16/10, I will give a phone interview to Mrs. Stella Karamitrou for her radio programme in Greece "Politistiki Antipterisi". We will talk about topics connecting with my relationship with the music, my career until now and my future plans. Our conversation will be live in the following link http://thrakifm.gr/ and it will start around 21:00 (time in Greece), 20:00 (time in The Netherlands). The interview will be in Greek.

06.04.15, 15:50

Guitar lessons!

I am very happy to join the Network Koorenhuis- http://www.koorenhuis.nl/ and the faculty of the Virtuosi School of Music http://virtuosi.nl/Virtuosi/Home.html in the Hague. I will give guitar lessons for all ages and levels. Call today to arrange our first try-out lesson!

21.02.16, 21:32

My new interview.

Here is my interview to Mrs. Tina Varouchaki for the Greek Online Musical Magazine Tar (in Greek). We discuss topics connecting to my relationship with the guitar and in general the music. You can read it in the following link http://www.tar.gr/content/content.php?id=4725. If you don´t speak Greek, you can use the translation option at the top of the page. Hope you will like it!

16.07.14, 19:57

New music promo.

My new music promo is online and I am very happy about that! Few days ago, Single Films and me filmed and recorded my new music promo at the Catholic Church of St. Joseph in my hometown Alexandroupolis, Greece. I am performing the Zapateado from Tres Piezas Espanolas by the famous Spanish composer J. Rodrigo. Director: Haris Donias, DOP/Editor: Theophilos Gerondopoulos, Sound Engineer : Victor Zazopoulos. We would like to thank Saint Joseph Church of Alexandroupolis- Father John Zvolinski, Yiannis Kyriakakis and Municipal Conservatory of Alexandroupolis, director Ms. Meropi Kollarou. Hope you will enjoy it!

08.05.14, 19:28

23rd Guitar Festival Patras, Greece.

Dear friends, I would like to share with you some photos from the 23rd Guitar Festival in Patras, Greece (11-14 April 2014) organized by my teacher in Greece E. Assimakopoulos and his wife Ms. L.Zoe. On 12 April, I gave a performance and few days later I participated in the jury of the Guitar Competition (three age categories). In my performance, I played music originally written for classical guitar by A. Ourkouzounov, G. Regondi, F. Tarrega and J. Rodrigo. Please stay tuned to my website for upcoming news!

08.05.14, 19:29

Performance at the beautiful hall of the Philarmonic Company Conservatory Patras.

08.05.14, 18:38

Jury.

08.05.14, 18:40

Last day of the Festival all together (organizers and the jury).

08.05.14, 18:52

Debut performance in Austria

My debut performance is coming in Austria and I am really happy about it ! I will perform there, on 5th April 2014, at 19.30, at the Jakobikeller in Gaaden. I will play music by A. Ourkouzounov, Mikis Theodorakis, J. Rodrigo, G. Regondi, F. Tarrega and A. Ginastera. Hope to see you there !

21.02.14, 17:25

My latest interview in artpress.sundaybloody.com

This is my latest interview to Mr. Kargas and Mrs. Papadopoulou for their site artpress.sundaybloody.com in Greece. I talk about Greek musicians who live outside Greece, music inspirations, my teachers, important artistic collaborations in my career, the historical and ecumenical role of the art in our lives and my hometown Alexandroupolis. You can read this interview in this link. The interview is available both in Greek and English (at the bottom of the page). Hope you will enjoy it !

17.02.14, 22:11

Premiere Project : " Mediterranean echoes- Greek Guitar Music"

21/05/2013 The Royal Conservatory of the Hague. A. Schoenbergzaal 17.00- 18.20 (Juliana van Stolberglaan 1)

18.05.13, 12:32

World Premiere- T. Antoniou Guitar Concerto with Fidessa String Quartet (12/03/2013)

Check the trailer

18.05.13, 12:33

On Netherland´s Tour !

http://www.yiannisgiagourtas.com/pics/photo_7392.JPG

21.02.16, 21:32

Live performance at the Catholic Church St. Joseph in Alexandroupolis, Greece.

http://www.yiannisgiagourtas.com/pics/Yiannis_6870.jpg

14.01.14, 17:34

08/07/2018

"Music in Bezuidenhout" - Duo Beyond Limits

On Sunday 08/07 at 14:00, Duo Beyond Limits is giving a performance at the Spaarwaterveld at the "Music in Bezuidenhout" in The Hague. Among others, we´ll play music by Herbillon, Rodrigo, Bach, Loeillet, Boutros and Connie. After the concert, we´ ll give a short workshop to young kids and other people who would like to try the guitar, the trumpet and the trombone. More information about this concert ,you can find in the following link: https://bezuidenhout.nl/muziek/gitaar-en-trompet-bij-muziek-in-bezuidenhout-op-zondag-8-juli/

02/06/2018

METAMORFOSIS IN ART, Guitar concert by Yiannis Giagourtas, Exhibition of paintings by Nancy Kroon

Metamorfosis in Art is a collaboration between the Dutch painter Nancy Kroon and the Greek guitarist Yiannis Giagourtas. This circle of inspiration starts in Greece. Two artists influenced beyond times and countries bring their art together in this event.

Doors open: 8:30 p.m.
Concert starts: 9:00 p.m.

Entrance
€ 15,–
Children: € 10,–


Location
Mee in Zee-atelier
Lijsterbesstraat 69
2563 KR The Hague

Reservations
info@meeinzee.nl / 06 15359187

25/05/2018

Private performance at the Mesdag Museum

This performance is during the wedding of Clemens and Paula at the Mesdag Museum in The Hague. I´m going to play music from Baroque, Romantic and Classical period. I´m very happy to play guitar at a special day for two young people!

28/02/2018

"A musical journey with a guitar" - "Μουσικό ταξίδι με μια κιθάρα"

On Wed. 28/02, I´m giving a performance in my hometown Alexandroúpolis, Greece at the Art Gallery Cafe´ at 20:30. I´m going to play to the Greek audience for the first time part of the Sonata for solo guitar by Marco de Goeij, a work which was written and dedicated to me. Also, my program will include music by I.Albeniz and J. Rodrigo (from my album Guitar Echoes), music from F. Sor and A. Barrios and a new arrangement for solo guitar of Marco de Goeij from the ´Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques´ by M. Ravel!

Την Τετάρτη 28/02 θα πραγματοποιήσω μια εμφάνιση στην γενέτειρά μου την Αλεξανδρούπολη στο Art Gallery Cafe´ στις 20:30. Για πρώτη φορά θα παίξω στο Ελληνικό κοινό μέρος της Σονάτας για σόλο κιθάρα του Marco de Goeij, έργο γραμμένο και αφιερωμένο σε μένα. Επίσης το πρόγραμμά μου θα περιλαμβάνει μουσική του I. Albeniz, J. Rodrigo (από τον δίσκο μου Guitar Echoes), μουσική του F. Sor και A. Barrios καθώς και μια καινούρια μεταγραφή για κιθάρα του Marco de Goeij του ´Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques´ του M. Ravel!

27/01/2018

Pancho goes Classic with Yiannis Giagourtas

On Sat. 27/01, I´m giving a solo performance at the Pancho Bar in The Hague. In my program, I will play some of the most popular compositions of the classical guitar repertoire. The show is from 20:00 until 23:00. Don´t miss it!!!

This performance is postponed from Sat.20/01 to Sat. 27/01.

17/12/2017

PREMIERE DUO BEYOND LIMITS - Christmas Dialogues

Don´t miss the premiere of Duo Beyond Limits on Sunday 17/12 at the Barthkapel in The Hague. The trumpet player Theo Hartman and me, we will play among others duo music from Bach, Herbillon, Boutros and also solo music from Rodrigo, De Goeij and Satie. Christmas Dialogues for trumpet and guitar to celebrate all together the Christmas season!

The concert will be from 15:30 until 17:15 (with break) at the Barthkapel, Brouwersgracht 2K 2512 ER in The Hague. Entrance: 15 euros (Young people under 16 years old 5 euros). The price includes coffee/tea and a drink during the break. The doors open at 15:00. For reservation you can write at: info@yiannisguitar.com Hope to see you all there!

02/12/2017

Pancho Goes Classic II met Yiannis Giagourtas

I´m very happy to play again on the 2nd of Dec. at the Pancho Bar at 20:00 in The Hague. My program will have Spanish, Greek, Dutch influences and more musical surprises!!! Save the date!!!

21/10/2017

Guitar Concert

On Saturday 21/10 at 20:00, I´m giving a performance at the Pancho Bar in The Hague, Thomsonlaan 9 2565KX. I´m going to play two parts of 45 minutes each, famous compositions by F. Tárrega , I. Albeniz, E. Granados and many more.

Pancho bar is a very warm and inspiring place to many musicians and the decoration of the guitars gives me also an extra reason to want to play there.

I hope to see you all there!

19/10/2017

The Energy Risk Show

I am presenting at:
"The Energy Risk Show" The European Debut! A RiskMosaic Holland Event
https://www.riskmosaic.com/events/oct19

09/09/2017

1st Hellas Pindakaas Festival

Dear friends, I´m very happy to play at the 1st Hellas Pindakaas Festival at the Mezrab cultural center in Amsterdam on the 9th of Sep. from 17:30 to 18:00. I´ ll play music by M. Theodorakis, M. Hatzidakis, J. Rodrigo, M. de Goeij, K. Grigoreas and not only... The entrance is free. For more info about the festival you can visit the following link: http://hellaspindakaas.com/…/hellas-pindakaas-festival-9-s…/
I hope to see you there!

08/04/2017

Classical Guitar Concert (World Premiere)

I am very excited and honoured to work with the Dutch composer Marco de Goeij and play the World Premiere of his first solo guitar work on the 8th of April 2017, in The Netherlands!

In the upcoming months we will broadcast the progress of the new composition and our collaboration on our channels on YouTube.

For more information about the World Premiere, visit: www.evertshuis.nl

More information about Marco de Goeij at: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_de_Goeij

17-20/02/2017

´6TH Palaio Faliro Guitar Festival´ in Athens, Greece | ´6ο Φεστιβάλ Κιθάρας Π.Φαλήρου´, Αθήνα

On Sunday February 19th at 9:00 p.m, I will be performing at the ´6TH Palaio Faliro Guitar Festival´ in Athens, Greece. Which will be held from the 17th until the 20th of February. Also I will be a member of the jury for the guitar competions on the 20th of February.

I am looking forward to the festival and I hope to see you there!

For more information about this event you can visit:

- The event on Facebook
- The event´s website


Την Κυριακή 19 Φεβρουαρίου στις 9:00 μ.μ, θα δώσω μια συναυλία στο ´6ο Φεστιβάλ Κιθάρας Π.Φαλήρου´ στην Αθήνα, που θα πραγματοποιηθεί απο τις 17 εώς τις 20 Φεβρουαρίου. Επίσης θα είμαι μέλος της κριτικής επιτροπής στους διαγωνισμούς κιθάρας.

Ανυπομονώ για το Φεστιβάλ και ελπίζω να σας δώ εκεί!

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες για το Φεστιβάλ μπορείτε να επισκεφτείτε:

- H σελίδα του Φεστιβάλ στο Facebook
- H ιστοσελίδα του Φεστιβάλ

22/12/2016

Guitar Concert.

As the Christmas is coming, I am going to give a performance with music from my album "Guitar Echoes" and from Greece at the Ethnological Museum of Thrace in Alexandroupolis, Greece, at 21:15.

Entrance: 10 euros

The concert is dedicated to the memory of Roland Dyens.

17/07/2016

Koffie, Koek en Klassiek (Coffee,Cake and Classical) at beach pavilion ´de Fuut´ in The Hague

On Sunday the 17th of July I will be performing at ´Koffie, Koek en Klassiek´ at beach pavilion ´de Fuut´ in The Hague.

My concert will start at 11:00 a.m, but the servings of "Koffie en Koek" (Coffee and Cake) will already start from 10:00 a.m.

During this performance I will play music from Greece and my CD Guitar Echoes.

Location: Zuiderstrand 6, Strandslag 10 , Den Haag

Entrance (includes cake / pastry): € 17,50

For more information visit:
www.defuut.nl/agenda.htm

05 - 07/05/2016

3rd Thrace Guitar Festival - Komotini, Greece | 3o Φεστιβάλ Κιθάρας Θράκης - Κομοτηνή

I am very happy to announce that I will perform at the 3rd Thrace Guitar Festival in Komotini. During the festival I will be teaching as well. More information about the schedule will follow soon.

18/02/2016

CD Presentation Concert, at Max Guitar, The Hague

On Thursday the 18th of February at 19:00, you are welcome at the ´CD presentation concert´ for my debut solo guitar album ´Guitar Echoes´.
FREE ENTRANCE.

For more information, check the Facebook event page:
facebook.com/events/957...

Hope to see you there!

12/02/2016

Pre-concert for my CD presentation

Friday the 12th of February I will be playing a pre-concert for my CD presentation at Bosch & Duin in The Hague.

20/09/2015

Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, Amsterdam.

On 20th September, I am giving a solo guitar performance at the Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, a beautiful city palace in Amsterdam.
I will perform famous and inspiring classical guitar compositions, coming from Greece, Italy, Spain and Argentina.
My performance will start at 16.45. For more information about my performance and tickets, you can visit: http://www.geelvinck.nl/concerten/yiannis-giagourtas-klassieke-gitaarmuziek/
After my performance we can drink a glass of wine all together. Hope to see and meet you there!

06/09/2015

LINgGAN Yoga & Lifestyle Studio, The Hague.

On the 6th of September, I will perform at the ´Live Music & Meditation´ event at the LINgGAN Yoga & Lifestyle Studio in The Hague.
At this cosy gathering on the roof terrace I will perform classical guitar pieces from Spain, Greece and Paraguay. In between you will be guided into meditation with Savitri. We end with some mantra´s with me playing the guitar and with Lonneke singing. During this evening you can also enjoy some snacks and drinks: Please reserve your tickets at least 3 days in advance(for the preparation of drinks and snacks) at info@linggan.nl or by signing up online at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=16310&stype=-8&sTG=26&sView=day&sTrn=100000124&date=07/25/15 Join us!

21/06/2015

4th Guitar Festival- Gitaarsalon, The Netherlands.

On Sunday 21/06, I am giving a performance at the 4th Guitar Festival organized by the Gitaarsalon, at the Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. My performance will be at 15:00-15:30, at the Dijkhuis/Dijkmagazijn in the Zuiderzeemuseum. I will perform Mediterranean music. For more details about the Festival you can visit the following link: http: //www.gitaarsalon.nl/festival/
I hope to see you there!

25/01/2015

Regentenkamer, The Hague.

Solo guitar performance at the Regentenkamer. My performance starts at 16.00. Doors open: 30 minutes before the performance. For more details, please follow the link below: http://www.regentenkamer.nl/index.php Hope to see you there!

22/01/2015

Mauritshuis Museum- The Hague.

Guitar performance for the "Golden evening for the International friends of the Mauritshuis". Music of the 16th and 17th centuries.

17/11/2014

Symposium "Changing the All-day into Art", Kunsthal Rotterdam.

On Monday 17/11, I am giving a performance with the Eurythmy dancer Gia van de Akker at the Kunsthal Rotterdam. The performance is within the Symposium "Changing the all-day into art" organized by the Iona Stichting as part of the exhibition "Rudolf Steiner- Alchemy of the All-day". For more details, you can visit the following link: http://www.iona.nl/news/symposium-039-changing-the-all-day-into-art-039-/36. Hope you can join the event!

07/11/2014

Nieuwe Kerk, Rijswijk (The Netherlands).

Private performance for the volunteers from the protestant church community in Rijswijk.

04/10/2014

EurythmieLabor 2014.

On 04/10, I am giving two performances with the Eurythmy performers from The Netherlands Gia Van den Akker and from USA Gail Langstroth at the Eurythmielabor 2014 in Alfter( Germany). For more details you can visit the following link: http://www.alanus.edu/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungen-index0/aktuelle-veranstaltungen-details/details/eurythmielabor-2014.html Hope to see you there!

15/06/2014

Gitaarfestival 2014 Enkhuizen (The Netherlands).

On 15th June, I will give a performance for the third year in a row, at the 3rd Guitar Festival of the Gitaarsalon in Enkhuizen in The Netherlands and I am very happy! Updating my previous info, I will perform once (not twice, as it was planned in the beginning) and I will play more music by A. Ourkouzounov, M. Theodorakis, G. Regondi and J. Rodrigo. My performance will be held on the classical guitar podium at the chapel of the museum at 15:30. Hope to see you all there!

24/05/2014

Performance in Berlin.

Solo performance at the Elias- Kuppelsaal . The concert starts at 8 pm. Tickets available here.

12/04/2014

Patra´s Guitar Festival (Greece).

Performance, jury.

05/04/2014

Debut performance in Austria

Jakobikeller, Gaaden

28/03/2014

Charity Concert for Philippines.

On 28th March, I will perform on a charity concert for the charity organization in the Philippines, Care and Share Sticting Sambulawan (http://www.sambulawan.nl/) at the Christus Triomfator Church (Juliana van Stolberglaan 154, The Hague) at 20.15. Hope to see you all there, to enjoy the music and support the cause !

13/10/2013

Guitar Performance

Guitar performance Sunday noon - 12.00 pm Pulchri Studio

16/06/2013

2nd Gitaarfestival Enkhuizen

Promo gitaarfestival 2013

12/03/2013

Chamber Music Festival- World Premiere

Theodore Antoniou Concerto for guitar and string ensemble. Soloist: Yiannis Giagourtas
Royal Conservatory of the Hague