Kyriakos Gouventas (GR; violin)

Born in Thessaloniki, Kyriakos studied music theory and violin at the Conservatoire of Northern Greece and collaborated with the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki as well as with chamber music ensembles. He is a member of the Ensemble of Traditional Music of the municipality of Thessaloniki.

Since 1980 he has collaborated with many musicians and orchestras in Greece and abroad, performing more than a thoussand concerts of traditional music, classical music and rebetika, and collaborating with all of the major representatives of Greek traditional music.

He founded the Estoudiantina Neas Ionias orchestra, and has taught Greek violin and traditional music at universities and festivals throughout the world, including S.O.A.S in London, the Rebetiko Team in Paris and the Fiddlers on the Move Festival in Gent.

As a musician and teacher, he organizes various seminars and concerts in many parts of Greece, like the Music Village in Pelio, Music Yards in Ikaria, Rebetiko Festival in Syros and Music Meeting in Taygetos.

Photo: Takis Georgiadis

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