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Evgenios Voulgaris

Evgenios Voulgaris became interested in traditional music in 1992. He apprenticed under Christos Tsiamoulis and since 2001 has been studying the interpretation of Ottoman music with Fahrettin Cimenli in Istanbul and has participated in a series of seminars on the oud, saz and the afghani rabab, as well as in composition and orchestration at the Labyrinth Musical Workshops in Houdetsi, Crete.

A multi-instrumentalist, he has repeatedly teamed with master musicians and composers such as Ross Daly, Christos Tsiamoulis, Nikos Kipurgos, Dimitris Papadimitriou and Notis Marvudis in concerts, recordings and television productions in Greece and abroad. Since 1995 he has performed as the first mandolinist of the Orchestra of Colors. More recently, he has collaborated with the Camerata Orchestra and The State Orchestra and performed as a yayli tanbur soloist at the Conservatoire National de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris.

Voulgaris is a passionate teacher. For the last ten years he has taught at the Municipal Conservatory of Patras as head of the Department of Traditional Music and instructed at the Bartholomio and Patras Music Schools, as well as at the Department of Folk and Traditional Music at the Epirus Institute of Technology, where he teaches the oud, yayli tanbur, organology, and makam theory. He also has been teaching since 2006 at the Labyrinth Musical Workshop and the Music Village. His book on Rebetika songs was published in 2007.

In 2004 he released his first CD Wanderings together with the singer Dora Petridis. His second CD The message of the prince folllowed and the CDs Apsilies and Whispering the rebetiko in collaboration with Dimitris Mistakidis, Apostolos Tsardakas and Theodora Athanasiou have recently come out.