The 1st International Guitar Competition Dimitris Fampas was organized by the Guitar Friends Association “Dimitris Fampas” and the ATHENS Municipality Culture, Sports and Youth Organization (OPANDA) co-organizer during April 2016, to honor the memory of the great guitarist, composer and professor DIMITRIS FAMPAS. This competition will be organized every three years and it is open to all guitarists from around the world who will be under 30 years old on the day of the finals.
The competition had two Rounds. The Preliminary round was an Online one, 6 guitar players passed to the the Finals which took place in Athens on April 9th as a part of the FAMPAS GUITAR SYMPOSIUM which was also co-organized with OPANDA. World famous guitarists, professors, festivals’ artistic directors, journalists and music critics were on the jury of the competition.
1st place: BOYAN IVANOV DOYCHEV (Bulgaria)
2nd place: CHRONIS KOUTSOUMPIDES (GREECE)
3rd place: DIMITRIS SOUKARAS (GREECE)
4th place: VAGGELIS STATHOPOULOS (GREECE) & DARYAN SHAHAB (BELARUS)
5th place: ANTONIS PAPADAKIS (GREECE)
(from left to right Boyan Doychev, Chronis Koutsoumpides, Dimitris Soukaras)
The Jury of the FINALS
ELEFTHERIOS KALKANIS (conductor of the Athens Municipality Symphony Orchestra) ΕVA FAMPAS (Guitarist, President of the Guitar Friends Association Dimitris Fampas)
ΑTHΑΝΑSΙΟS VΑVΛΙDΑΣ (Writer, Music critic)
ΚONSΤΑΝΤΙΝΟS FLΕRΙΑΝΟS (Composer, Member of the GREEK COMPOSERS’ UNION)
GIORGIO MIRTO (ΙΤΑLY) (Composer, Guitarist)
PAUL FOWLES (UK) (Music writer & reviewer)
The Jury of the Preliminary Round
Εva Fampas, Αthanasios Vavlidas, Αggelos Agyranopoulos, Μinas Bogris, George Mavroedes, Κostas Tseregof, Νikos Athanassakis, George Arsenis,
Thanassis Georgiadis, Εlena Asproudi, Μaria Anagnostopoulou,
Aristoteles Yiannakouros, Νickos Harizanos,
DAVID GRIMES (USA), JIM McCUTCHEON (USA), GIORGIO MIRTO (ΙΤΑLY), ROLANDO NAVARRO (VENEZUELA), LEONARDO MARTIN CANDELARIA (MEXICO), MAURICIO OPAZO MUŇOZ (CHILE), MASINI-COSTANTINO Guitar Duo (ΙΤΑLY), ERIC FRANCERIES (FRANCE), ANNETTE KRUISBRINK (THE NETHERLANDS), LEONID KARPOV (RUSSIA), VICTOR KOZLOV (RUSSIA), IGOR SHOSHIN (BELARUS), MILENA VALCHEVA (ΒULGARIA), FRANCISZEK & KATARINA WIECZOREK (POLAND), CELIA LINDE (SWEDEN), STELLA DINKOVA (ΒULGARIA), PAUL FOWLES (UK), RAYMOND BURLEY (UK), DEREK HASTED (UK), GRAHAM HAWKES (AUSTRALIA)
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Argyris Akrivos, Charalambos Daradimos (sculptor), Takis Varelas (painter), Eva Fampas (guitarist), Annette Kruisbrink (composer, guitarist), Hotel TITANIA, SAVAREZ strings, LA BELLA strings, STOLAS Music, MASSIVE Productions, Restaurant KRETE.