24.08. - 31.08.2023  

Yorgos Nousis is a Vienna-based Greek guitarist and composer. As a soloist, he regularly plays his own compositions: a fusion of classical, flamenco and jazz elements with strong influence of the traditional Balkan songs and dances. “Yorgos Nousis is a multi-faceted master guitarist,” wrote Paul Fowles in Classical Guitar magazine (November 2009).

Nousis held many concerts in Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, France, Serbia and Greece and participated in numerous festivals: Aspekte Contemporary Music (Salzburg/Austria), Laufen Guitar Series (Laufen/Germany), European Music Festival  (Otwock/Poland), Hippocratia Music Festival (Kos/Greece), International Guitar Festival  (Naxos/Greece), International Classical Music Festival  (Vrnjci,   Vrnjacka Banja/Serbia), Donauinselfest (Wien/Austria), European Film Festival (Bucharest/Romania)

The young guitarist started composing at the beginning of his musical career. He wrote pieces for guitar, piano and ensembles. Some works were composed and arranged for movies, the radio and television, while others were performed at presentations and exhibitions. The composition “Mamen” for solo guitar won the first prize at the International Composition Competition (2012), organized by the Franz Schubert Konservatorium in Vienna, Austria, in the category of works for solo instrument or voice. Nousis has also collaborated with KulturKontakt Austria.

“My guitar” is Nousis’ second CD. The first one, “An introduction to a theme”, performed together with Roger Lock (bass guitar), Alex Petkov (drums) and Clemens Nowak (piano), was released in Vienna in 2008. Both CDs contain his original compositions and arrangements. 


 Yorgos Nousis

Nousis began his music studies in Greece, at the Athens State Conservatory (class of Costas Cotsiolis), and completed them at Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. Supported by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY), he obtained both Bachelor and Masters of Arts in the class of Prof. Mathias Seidel and Ass. Prof. Marco Tamayo. Further, he studied jazz with Stavros Angelidis and flamenco with Merengue de Córdoba. Nousis took master classes with internationally acclaimed guitarists, such as Dušan Bogdanović, Leo Brouwer, Carlo Domeniconi, Roland Dyens, Jorge Morel, Aniello Desiderio, Zoran Dukic, Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Eliot Fisk, Joaquín Clerch, Dejan Ivanović, Gerhard Reichenbach and Pavel SteidlIn addition to performing and composing, Nousis has also developed a successful teaching career.


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