keyboard_arrow_up Eastmedarts The other path to Arts Get Started copartnership of artist being Dream Catchers. serving art by combining high aesthetic criteria and business management one stop shop for services related to Aegean- & east Mediterranean sea-art and culture Cultural organizations Music Festivals Music scenes Agencies offering services to: EastMedArts The other path to the art of music Rebetika
Greek traditional Anatolian
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Welcome to EastMedArts EastMedArts is a copartnership.
A legal entity which was established in 2019 by a group of artists called "Loustroi" (Shoeshine boys) - mainly musicians - in order to help themselves presenting their creative and artistic work.
It offers high quality one stop services to music agencies, festivals, concert halls and music scenes in Greece and abroad. Furthermore the copartnership produces and publishes audiovisual content based on the cultural elements one can find in the regions around the Aegean sea, East Mediterranean sea and beyond.
Either performing or producing and publishing the music styles vary in time and region. Rebetika, Anatolian and classic Ottoman music, traditional Greek, contemporary greek art music (e.g. M. Hadjidakis, M. Theodorakis, S. Xarhakos), old Arabic Christian hymns, E. Satie, F. Schubert, A. Piazzolla and of course their own music are offering a colorful sound canvas. No time, no borders in music expression!
Apostolos Kaltsas Vocals -Guitar / Co-Founder Birth: 29/10/1972. He started playing guitar at the age of 5. He took his first lessons from his father and later attended classical guitar lessons for five years. • During his puberty and adulthood listened and played music mainly from Europe and N. America. Later on the so called “eastern music” attracted his attention due to the music of the singer and composer Nikos Papazoglou. He loves to play guitar and ing. He collaborated with musicians from Athens and Thessaloniki. • A highlight of his musical life was the collaboration with Kostas Mylos from the iconic Greek rock band “Dytikes synoikies (Western Districts)”. During the last two years he enjoys friendship and music creation within the “LOUSTROI” ensemble. Spiros Papadopoulos Vocals -Bouzouki / Co-Founder From his childhood Spiros was obsessed with music due to his grandparents. Later on his father offered to him a midsize bouzouki triggering his engrossment with this music instrument. • He studied music at the “Thessaloniki high school of music” and later on sound engineering. • After graduation the management of the music stage “Sarai” (his family busines) was a key factor with a direct affect to his career development. Being a manager and musician at the same time, Spyros met and played with many musicians helping him to be musically even more mature and passioned. Görkem Saoulis Vocals - Kanun / Co-Founder Born in June, the 29th 1977 in Ankara - Turkey • 1988 – 1998: Studies at the ITU - Conservatory of Istanbul (kanun and Turkish classical music) • 1998: starts working with the founder of the conteporary art music of Turkey, Melih Kibar in concerts, TV Shows and recordings • 1998 - 2003 teaches repertoire at the «Golden Horn» University of Istanbul. • In 2001 she met with her partner and husband Yannis Saoulis. • Concerts - performances 1997 - 2018: with Turkish music ensembles and orchestras in Turkey, Cyprus, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Egypt, France, Romania, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Russia and other countries. • Recordings 1997 - 2018: She has participated in many albums of renowned artists of Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. Her first personal album was released in 2017. Yannis Saoulis Vocals -Bouzouki / Co-founder Born in Thessaloniki May the 1st, 1962 • 1976 teaches himself bouzouki and since 1980 he has been working professionally as a bouzouki player. 1982 - 1986 studies at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Oboe and music theory. • 1986 - 1997 Netherlands - studies at the University of Utrecht and Amsterdam (Philosophy and political science). • 2000 - 2007 Turkey / Istanbul. • Since 1992, he has produced more than 20 albums in the Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and wrote music for theater (1st prize “Afife Jale” 2001 / Istanbul Theatre), cinema and various documentaries. • Concerts - Performances in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Turkey, Russia, Greece, Cyprus. Dimitris Arabadjis Accordion -Bandoneon / Co-worker Dimitris Arabatzis studied at -and graduated from- the University of Macedonia - Thessaloniki, Department of Music Science and Art. (Accordion class of Kostantinos Raptis, specialized in concert performances.) • Awards: 1st Prize at the 1st Panhellenic Accordion Competition in Grevena. 1st Prize at the 11th International Accordion Competition “Premio di Montese”, held in Italy. • In 2019, he performed as a soloist at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall with the Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra and collaborated with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall “MOUSA”. • World première: the work of Yiannos Aeolos “The Forest of the Swords” in coperation with the “Orpheus Soloists” ensemble. • Over the last fifteen years he is very active in the music stages of Thessaloniki and other Greek cities. • Collaborations with: Yannos Aiolou, Luis Borda, G. Vellivasaki, Th. Voutsikakis, Natasa ‘Mare’ Moumtzidou and others. • His special love for tango led him to learn bandoneonnd to found “Tangology”, a music ensemble dedicated to both old tango and Astor Piazzolla’s tango nuevo. • At the same time, he teaches accordion at Conservatories in Thessaloniki. (Synhrono Odeio of Thessaloniki, Conservatory of munincipality of Thermi, Nikopolis Conservatory, Conservatory of Thermaikos).
Leonidas Kyridis Double Bass / Co-worker Born in Larissa 28-08-1969 • Studied classical guitar and theory at the Conservatory of Municipality of Larissa. • He continued his studies at -and graduated from - the Thessaloniki State Conservatory (Strings Department - Double bass). • At the same time he worked as a musician for the Symphony Orchestra of municipality of Thessaloniki and the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra. • From 1991 to 2013 ooperated with various ensembles of classical, art music, jazz and traditional music. He collaborated with many Greek composers, with the State Theater of Northern Greece and with diverse choirs and orchestras. He has given concerts in Europe and America. Alexis Stefanidis Vocals - Lyra - Kemanes / Co-worker He was born in Yannitsa - Pella in 1985. • During 1996 he takes the first Pontic lyre lessons. • Graduated from the Department of Folk and Traditional Music of Arta. • Has cooperated with: Yannis Markopoulos, Giorgoulis Lafazanidis, John Kourtidis, George Amarantidis, George Sofianidis, Vasilis Michaelides, Yannis Saoulis, Görkem Saoulis, Lizeta Kalimeri, Sofia Papazoglou, Christos Zotos, Lakis Halkias, Christos Constantinou, Manolis Lidakis, Alkinoos Ioannidis, Vasilis Lekkas, Petros Gaitanos, Kyriakos Gouventas, Vasilis Kassouras, Panos Dimitrakopoulos, Eugenios Voulgaris, Michalis Chatzimichail, Pelagia Kyriakou, and many others.
• Diligences on music projects: 2015, 2nd World Youth Conference of Pontus at the Thessaloniki Convention Center. 2016: “The City Comes”, Galerius Palace, Thessaloniki. 2018 “Saint Eugenius of Trapezounda-Theology, History, Art at the Ceremonial Hall of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. • Performances: in Greece, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland. (Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Athens Concert Hall, Presidential Palace, European Parliament) • Discography: 2017 “Görkem”, “Ta Lyrika” and “Phones” (to be released during 2020) • He took place in many radio and TV shows • Since 2012 he is teaching lyra of Pontus at the Music High School of Yannitsa and Conservatories. Tasos Tsonis Percussion / Co-worker He was born in 1991 in Katerini. • Graduated from the Music School of Katerini and from the Department of Music Technology of the Technical college “Delta” of Thessaloniki. He got private drum lessons from Nikos Varyamides. • Since 2016 he is studying at the Thessaloniki State Conservatory, (percussion class of Alexandros Ioannou). • Performances: as a percussionist with the percussion ensemble of the Thessaloniki State Conservatory called “Percautistic”, the Thessaloniki State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, the Kalamaria Municipal Philharmonic Orchestra and other music ensembles. • As a soloist he performed with the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Thessaloniki. Nikos Skoutelas Volunteer Nikos is one of the founders of the music ensemble "Loustroi". Since the beginning he enjoys helping the group in every way and every time.
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