Pau Festival 2023

«Notis Mavroudis’  Guitar Days»

August 21-24
University of Thessaly Conference & Cultural Center
Old Paou Monastery | Argalasti - Pelion

Pau Festival Art Director: Maria Thoidou
Head of Music Ensembles of the University of Thessaly (member of the University’s Special Scientific Staff)

Concept / artistic supervision: Maria Thoidou, George Tossikian

Pau Festival occurs with the voluntary participation of Music Ensembles of the University of Thessaly
and the support of the University of Thessaly.

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Free entrance
Concerts start at 21.30


Pau Festival takes place for the 8th year in a row, with double concerts this time from 21st to 24th August, always supported by the University of Thessaly and the voluntary participation of members, friends and colleagues of the University's Music Ensembles. All these contribute to achieve an indelible aim: life, awareness and art, together as one.

"Notis' Mavroudis' Guitar Days" are referred to  the music events  dedicated to the memory of the famous composer and guitarist, Notis Mavroudis and, on that account, all concerts have guitar as the main subject. It's worth noting that Notis Mavroudis had attended Pau Festival many times, honouring this  cultural attempt with his presence and stirring spirit.

21/8 part 2

Wandering Musicians

Guitar: Manolis Androulidakis
Voice: Kostas Thomaidis

along with
Synola (Music Ensembles of the University of Thessaly),
orchestra (Musical arrangement: Manolis Androulidakis),
solo singers (vocal instruction: Maria Thoidou)
Guest contribution: Dimitris Demiris (bass), Jiannis Toulis (guitar)


Manolis Androulidakis

The composer and guitarist Manolis Androulidakis comes from Rethymno and Symi and is active in recordings, TV productions, concerts, theater performances, etc.

With academic education and experience in music scenes of all kinds from a young age, he follows the tradition of composers of popular music who dealt with everyday folk songs and shares his artistic activity between studying classical guitar, composing instrumental music and composing songs.

He taught for 3 years at the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and for one year at the Department of Folk and Traditional Music of the TEI of Epirus.

22/8 part 1

Sofokleous Duet

Kostis Paleoyiannis (cl. guitar)
Apostolos Livogiannis (lute)

Sofokleous Duet is consisted of Kostis Paleoyiannis (cl. guitar) and Apostolos Livogiannis (lute).  They discover different strands of traditional, fusion jazz and classical music in a repertoire which includes Greek tunes, but also Piazzola and Paco de Lucia’s music, all these based on  the idiosyncrasy and the promiscuous nature of their instruments.

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22/8 part 2

Duo Melis

Susanna Prieto: guitar
Alexis Muzurakis: guitar

Spanish guitarist Susana Prieto and Greek guitarist Alexis Muzurakis have become one of the most important guitar duos on the musical scene, since their debut as Duo Melis in 1999 at the International Guitar Festival of Volos (Greece). International critics and music lovers have praised Duo Melis’ performances for their emotion intensity, virtuosity and ensemble unity.

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23/8 part 1

Histoire du Tango

Astor Piazzola's music for guitar and flute

Konstantina Malapani (guitar)
Theodora Apostolidou

Histoire du Tango was composed in 1985 by Astor Piazzolla and is his only work for flute and guitar. This work is one of A. Piazzolla’s most famous compositions and describes through its four parts the history and evolution of the Tango form from 1900 to the present day.

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23/8 part 2

Classical guitar recital on Maximo Diego Pujol music

George Tossikian: guitar

Guitarist George Tossikian  presents his brand-new album under the prestigious European label, Brilliant Classics, including music by Argentinean composer Maximo Diego Pujol.

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We’ll  meet again … through Notis Mavroudis' songs

Nena Venetsanou, Maria Thoidou : voice
George Tossikian : Guitar / concert planning
Members of Synola (Music Ensembles of the University of Thessaly) : choir and solo voices (Maria Thoidou : vocal instruction)

A music workshop that will bring on stage members of Synola - some of them graduates - coming from different parts of Greece to  meet each other through Notis songs, together with dear partners of the composer.

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