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.
The new cd “Mavra Froudia” from Petrakis – Lopez – Chemirani Trio is currently on number 3 at the European World Music Charts.
“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..
Mohlos Studio is proud to announce the release of the new cd of Giorgis Xylouris and Stelios Petrakis “Si je salue les montagnes” from the French label Accords-Croises (www.accords-croises.com). The cd had been recorded in Mohlos Studio on May 2009. read more..
My last cd “Orion” was the winner of the Just Plain Folks 2009 music awards @ “world music” category.
Just Plain Folks is a community of over 51,500 Songwriters, Recording Artists and Music Industry Professionals — and host to the world’s largest independent music awards. The organization was created to provide a network of cooporation and inclusion for musicians.
The Just Plain Folks Music Awards were started in 1999 as a simple way to recognize the best music submitted by members. read more..