Guitarist Elena Papandreou from Greece will hold an all-night concert tonight as part of the Ohrid Summer Festival music program.
Papandreou, who the US daily Washington Post would call a “guitar poet,” was born in Athens in 1966. He studies guitar under the guidance of Evangelos Budonis and Oscar Gillia. He also works with Gordon Krosky at the British Council’s Royal College of Music in England funded by the British Council. Attends master classes led by Alirio Diaz, Julian Brim, Leo Brauer and Ruggero Kjesa. He has won three international competitions: “Maria Callas” (Greece, 1984), “Garriano” (Italy, 1985) and “Alessandria” (Italy, 1985), and holds the second prize and the Naxos Foundation competition. of the guitarists of America in 1995. He is currently working with Swedish publishing house BIS, and in 1992 he was awarded the Spiros Motsenigos Academy Award by the Academy of Athens, a significant award given every two years to exceptional musicians.