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Article & Video by Huffington Post for Stelios Petrakis Quartet at WOMEX 2013

Click here to view an article and a video by Michal Shapiro at Huffington Post entitled “Magic From Crete: The Stelios Petrakis Quartet at WOMEX 2013 (video)”

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Jan 2014

Stelios Petrakis Cretan Quartet Live @ Womex

Click here to watch the Quartet’s Concert at Womex 2013 in Cardiff, Wales

03
Dec 2013

(Gr) Προσεχείς Εμφανίσεις

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15
Jul 2013

(Gr) Ευρωπαϊκή περιοδεία του Ιουνίου 2013

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15
Jul 2013

(Gr) Συναυλία του τρίο Πετράκης – López – Chemirani στο Μουσικό εργαστήρι “Λαβύρινθος”

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04
Jul 2013

Cretan Quartet from Stelios Petrakis

The Cretan Quartet is an ensemble consisting of four exceptional young musicians, presenting Cretan music and dance old and new, harmoniously combining love and respect with modern creativity. Making use of the differences between the roots, inheritance, local idioms and instruments with which each musician is familiar, the ensemble presents a wide spectrum of Cretan music from one end of the island to the other.

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17
Oct 2012

William Dalrymple’s article at Financial Times

A journey through centuries of Crete’s history via its elegiac musical traditions

A couple of years ago I came across an extraordinary CD while idly thumbing through the stacks of a music store in Istanbul. On its cover was a beautifully fretted pear-shaped fiddle made of mulberry wood and decorated with fine filigree inlay. It was of a shape and curve I had only seen once before, years earlier on the Anatolian leg of a journey along the Silk Route to China. The spike fiddle had then been played by a pair of elderly Pontic Greeks from the hills behind Trebizond and I had loved the sad, moving and oddly timeless music of the two brothers: it seemed to contain all the tragedy of the Greeks of Asia Minor in its falling Byzantine maqam scales and its sweeping, sawing bow strokes. read more..
08
Jun 2012

Petrakis – Lopez – Chemirani Trio at Live Web Arte TV

Click here to see the concert’s video…

08
Jun 2012

World Music Charts

The new cd “Mavra Froudia” from Petrakis – Lopez – Chemirani Trio is currently on number 3 at the European World Music Charts.
www.wmce.de

02
Mar 2012

New cd of the trio Stelios Petrakis, Efren Lopez and Bijan Chemirani

“Melodiko Karavi” and “Mohlos Studio” are proud to announce the release of the new cd of the trio Stelios Petrakis, Efren Lopez and Bijan Chemirani, “Mavra Froudia” (Black eyebrows). The cd contains seven original compositions and one traditional piece from the island of  Karpathos. read more..

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Feb 2011

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