21.08. - 28.08.2021  

Filippos Manoloudis was born in 2001 in Kavala, Greece
and is a distinguished student of Kavala’s Music High School.
He started learning guitar at the age of seven in the guitar
class of Alexandros Parissidis, in the Municipal Conservatory
of Kavala, where he was awarded his Guitar Diploma with the
highest honors in Fotis Koutsothodoros' classical guitar class
in June 2018. Since October 2019 he has been studying in the
Bachelor Programme of the Akademie für Tonkunst in Darmstadt,
in the guitar class of Tilman Hoppstock.
He has claimed a total of 25 prizes in national and international
competitions, 18 of which are First Prizes.

The most notable prizes are as follows:
• First Prize and EMCY-Prize at Anna Amalia Guitar Competition in Germany (Weimar, April 2021)
• First Prize at «Andrés Segovia» Guitar Competition in Germany (Monheim am Rhein, April 2021)
• 2 First Prizes at Rago International Guitar Competition in Germany (Stuttgart, February 2020 and March 2021)
• First Prize at "21st International Forum Gitarre Wien Youth Competition" in Vienna (Austria, August 2018)
• First Prize at "Pleven Guitar Festival" in Bulgaria (December 2017,3rd category)
• Second Place and Special Prize at the "3rd Pittaluga Junior Competition" (Italy, September 2017)
• First Prize at "Guitar Art Festival" in Belgrade (Serbia, March 2017,IV category)

On February 27, 2015 he successfully performed hisfirst recital at the 2nd International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki, while on March 2018 he
performed his first concert tour in 6 cities of Bulgaria, as part of his First
Prize at Pleven Guitar Festival. Since then he has toured all over Greece.
He has also participated in numerous masterclasses of world famous
guitarists, such as Leo Brouwer, Ricardo Gallen, Marco Socias, Marcin Dylla,
Aniello Desiderio, Hubert Käppel and Oscar Ghiglia.
Apart from his musical activities, Filippos has also excelled in mathematical competitions of the Hellenic Mathematical Society (2015-2017).
At 2016 he was the only student from Kavala to successfully pass
to the final stage of the National Mathematical Olympiad.

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