- Yiorgos Kaloudis (Cello,4-string Cretan lyra,Percussion,Guitar)
- World Jazz
- type:Band, Solo, Composer/Songwriter
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Yiorgos Kaloudis was born in 1973 in Athens, Greece,and was raised in a musical family.
He attended the Athenaeum Conservatoire in Athens, where he received his Diploma under the guidance of the cellist Claire Demeulenaere.
The scholarship from the "Fulbright Foundation", in 2002, granted him the opportunity to develop his personal technique on the instrument and to study composition and improvisation under the guidance of Ted Greene in Los Angeles.
He established the "Faros" duo, in 2003, with the saxophone player and composer David Lynch.
Since 2005, as influenced by his Cretan background, he has added the Cretan lyra to his performances bringing to it his technical understandings of the cello techniques and also the innovative addition of a fourth string, the low C of the cello.
On February of 2005, "Dna Lab_eL records" released Yiorgos's debut solo CD album, "Truth". The second album called "On the Wind" was released in September of 2009, with the kind support of The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation.
Yiorgos performs his compositions in duet with Ruth Hill on the kanun.
He uses his personal technique and different timbres of the instrument to produce an elegant environment in a particularly atmospheric ambience with Jazz, Classical and World music elements. His concerts take place in Europe.
For the last decade he has collaborated in the projects of the songwriter Alkinoos Ioannidis, giving concerts all around the world. They both give concerts together in a very unique duet, presenting Alkinoos's songs in numerous venues, churches and concert halls around the world.
He also collaborates with Steve Tavaglione, Markus Stockhausen, Sylvan Richardson, David Lynch, Stavros Lantsias, Takis Farazis, Vassilis Rakopoulos and the groups "Faros", "Furtuna" and "The Chosen".
Bach's suites 1 & 3 for solo cello is going to be the third personal cd and will be released by Dna Lab_el in 2013.
Yiorgos Kaloudis performed on the 4-string Cretan lyra, in a world premiere recording.