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Harris Lambrakis

Instruments:

Ney

Traditions:

, , , Greek, Contemporary, Ottoman & Turkish

Harris Lambrakis was born and raised in Athens, starting music at a young age with many great teachers, such as Marios Mavroidis, Ioannis Arvanitis, Vassilis Baraboutis, Sylvia Koutrouli, Ömer Erdoğdular and others. He studied at the Experimental Pallini Music High School and graduated from the Department of Music Studies at the University of Athens.

Since 1991, he has been playing ney, collaborating with distinguished artists, including Savina Yannatou, Haig Yazdjian, Ross Daly, Michalis Siganidis, Periklis Papapetropoulos, Kostas Tatsakis, Antonis Apergis and others. Since 2000, he has been teaching ney in conservatories in Athens. He has participated in concerts in Greece and abroad in traditional, jazz, world music, contemporary, electronic and improvisational music. He has also composed music for theatre. In addition to playing the ney, he also plays piano and organ. In 2006, he co-founded the Harris Lambrakis Quartet. The quartet released two albums, Théa (2010) and Metéora (2012).