First Competition

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.

THE RESULTS:

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

FROM  GREECE

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,

 

International

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)

 

Thanks to our sponsors the FAMPAS GUITAR SYMPOSIUM with the Finals of the 1st Dimitris Fampas International Guitar Competition were very  successive !

READ THE  ARTICLE THAT CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE WROTE FOR THE  FAMPAS SYMPOSIUM AND COMPETITION http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/fampas-international-guitar-competition-brings-out-strong-field-in-athens/

 

SPONSORS

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.