Evangelos & Liza: studio concert playing Bach, Carulli and Granados

How many people remember Evangelos Assimakopoulos and Liza Zoe?
From 1953 both Assimakopoulos and Zoe studied the guitar at the National Conservatoire in Athens under Dimitris Fampas. After receiving First Prizes and the Medals for Outstanding Performance upon graduating, they shared the first two prizes in the International Competition in Naples, Italy in 1960. From the late 1950s they both gave many solo recitals

throughout Greece.
They became professors of the guitar at the National Conservatory of Athens in 1962, started playing as a duo in 1963 and were married in 1965 establishing Greece’s first guitar duo, known as the Athenian Guitar Duo.
For four consecutive periods Evangelos & LIza were awarded scholarships to study with the Presti-Lagoya duo in France and with Andrés Segovia in Spain.

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2 thoughts on “Evangelos & Liza: studio concert playing Bach, Carulli and Granados

  1. I love their sound. I can listen to them for hours. They are extremely accomplished. Does anyone know who made the guitars they play? Their guitars sound so clear and well balanced as individual instruments and as an ensemble. Thank you for making this available.

    Alex

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