Happy New Year, friends, and guitarophiles,
I hope that 2021 will be full of bright notes!
Here is a New Year's Miniature I composed yesterday:
Konstantine Margaritis is a greek classical guitarist and composer, based in Berlin. He has studied at the National Music School of Greece, in Preveza, and has won the Paul Simon Scholarship of Berklee College of Music. His playing and compositional styles create a rare amalgam of diverse elements ranging from the passionate portrayal of early romanticism to impressionistic assertions, infused with a strong temperament of various Mediterranean rhythms and ornaments.
Solo performances, innovative contemporary compositions, five personal albums, a leading role in his trio Elusive Aura, and multiple other collaborations, are a few of the clues that suggest his multifaceted artistry.
- Paul Simon Scholarship - Berklee College of Music
- Performing at the Jazz Festival, Preveza - Greece (with Elusive Aura)
- Performing at Radialsystem, Berlin (with Helena Goldt)
- Composer in Residence - Kraziai, Lithuania
- Performing at the Universität der Kunste - Georg Neumann Saal, Berlin (with Elusive Aura)
- Performing at the Hanns Eisler - Studiosaal, Berlin (with Luca Staffiere)
Five movements; a restrained ominous tone, yet with a slight speck of hope. A Quiet Place part II fluctuates within uncertainty and optimism.
A Quiet Place, composed and recorded by Konstantine Margairits in April 2020, delves into a state of hush detachment. Unsettled aura and a gloomy tone set up this contemporary concert guitar suite.
“Diese Musik mit Ihrer Spielart hat mich tief beeindruckt. Sie hat eine meditative Ruhe aber doch gleichzeitig sehr starke innere Kraft. Diese Intensität ist wie eine Zentripetalkraft, die Menschen zur Einkehr führen könnte.” - Emiko Wilhelm
“With a fresh, uncompromising musicality, “A Quiet Place” grabs the listener and doesn’t let go, allowing ones imagination and feelings to sync with those of the composer and the times at large.” - D. Ondaro