“I cannot really tell where music comes from, I just close my eyes and hopefully it's there, then; on a good day, it just flows through me”
Konstantine Margaritis ́ guitar playing is subtle and lyrical, surrounded by a melancholic tone. His unique ability to become one with the instrument and his natural balance of intimate and immediate allows the listener forget the virtuosity and get lost within the sound. Konstantine ́ melancholic mood is sweet and nostalgic, impregnated with a Mediterranean essence.
“I want people to forget that they are listening to a guitar”
With a rare capacity composition, he fuses contemporary and tradition into an amalgam of modern classical lyricism.
The Greek guitarist and composer is based in Berlin since 2013, “the move to a big city, especially one that’s full of young people pushing the boundaries to today's arts, was essential for me in order to grow as an artist”. Since then he produced several albums, has formed strong collaborations and has traveled performed in most of Europe.
His connection with music was first established at the age of 5 and studied music at the National School of Music in Greece. Later in his life he felt he wanted to expand his knowledge and attended the online section of Berklee College of Music where he was awarded the Paul Simon Scholarship and earned a Master Guitar certificate for his studies in Jazz Improvisation and Composition in 2012. “It was a life-changing experience for me” he recalls, “to be able to learn and communicate with world class musicians and teachers such as Bruce Saunders, Joe Mulholland, Rick Peckham, Jim Odgren and Bruce Bartlett”.
Solo/As a leader Discography:
Elusive Aura - Siren Songs (2018)
Konstantine Margaritis - Kimata (2018)
“Konstantine Margaritis takes me away with its complex melodies and soulful composition..." Adrian Bambace
“I very seldom hear somebody play with such a nice classical touch.” Frans Elferink – Luthier
“Kimata is an explorative journey of superb classical guitar and jazz music.” Daniel Ondaro