Spyros Koliavasilis

- US Gaithersburg, MD World


Bio: Spyros Koliavasilis is an oud, bouzouki, saz, kemane, laouto and canto teacher. He plays 18 instruments and music is his true passion. He composes music and has released a successful, self title CD "Mediterranean Thoughts".
Spyros’ research focuses on the music, composers and singers of the past ... See Full Bio

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  • 2013

    Dec 7

    Washington DC, DC, US | 2:00pm
    Washington DC, DC, US
    Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:00pm


    Our flagship production, The Christmas Revels, is a festive, fully staged celebration of the Winter Solstice and the return of sun and light after the “shortest day,” radiating hope and joy in the renewal of life and the circle of the seasons. Seen by over 10,000 people every December, it draws on traditions and rituals from many lands and peoples, focusing each year on a different culture or related cultures. Our 2013 Christmas Revels harkens back to ancient Thrace – legendary home of Orpheus, Bringer of Music, whose evocative notes open our story. His melodies scatter to the regions of Bulgaria, Greece, Thracian Turkey, and beyond, where each culture shapes them into traditions of its own. Revel with families of an imagined village where these colorful folk traditions weave together. Gather in the village square to celebrate the turning of the year! 8 PERFORMANCES: Saturday, December 7, 2:00pm & 7:30pm Sunday, December 8, 2:00pm (Accessibility Services) Friday, December 13, 7:30pm (Family Friday) Saturday, December 14, 2:00pm & 7:30pm Sunday, December 15, 1:00pm & 5:00pm

  • 2013

    Nov 15

    Silver Spring, MD, US | 5:30pm
    Silver Spring, MD, US
    Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:30pm


    Spyros Koliavasilis and his Karpouzi Trio (with Len Newman and Margaret Loomis). Spyros plays and teaches 19 instruments and specializes in the authentic practice of traditional music spanning all of Greece, with a particular emphasis on the music of Asia Minor. The concert will highlight traditions from Asia Minor (most notably on the oud and kemane) as well as music from the Greek islands kmane, lauto and santouri,

  • 2013

    Nov 3

    Bethesda, MD, US | 6:00pm
    Bethesda, MD, US
    Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:00pm
  • 2013

    Nov 2

    Baltimore, MD, US | 7:00pm

    Baltimore, MD, US
    Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:00pm


    "A Show for Sudan" Join Musicians of Mercy, The Greek Nubian Collective, and Leftist for a show to benefit Sudan. Free, but donations highly encouraged. 7 - 10 pm, Teavolve, Baltimore, MD.

  • 2013

    Nov 2

    Hyattsville, MD, US | 9:00am
    Hyattsville, MD, US
    Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:00am


    Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3799 East West Highway, Hyattsville MD 20782 * PG Plaza Metro * ample parking A day of cross-cultural workshops and an evening CONCERT exploring how music works, with a stellar international faculty: Christylez Bacon, human beat-box, Progressive Hip-Hop Fernando Cabrejo, Afro-Peruvian & Andean violin Tina Chancey, viola da gamba & fiddles in many styles Amy Domingues, cello from early music to rock Jorge Luis & Joseph Galvan, Afro-Peruvian cajón & dance Andrea Hoag, Swedish and American fiddle Spyros Koliavasilis, Greek & Mediterranean music on 14 instruments Paul Oorts, harp guitar & mandolin from Belgium, Italy, & beyond Nistha Raj, classical Indian and classical Western violin Philippe Varlet, Irish fiddle & plucked strings Phil Wiggins, blues harmonica & eclectic song Cathy Yang, Chinese erhu & guzheng Workshops 9:00-4:30, with lunchtime mini-concert and jams Community dinner 5:00-6:30 Faculty concert 7 pm (and featuring WoaS participants) See complete details, register, and buy concert tickets at www.freydashands.org/woas/

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