Eva Atmatzidou: A great Greek talent

Greek guitarist, singer and songwriter Eva Atmatzidou plays here “Rondat”, her first solo guitar composition. Beside acoustic guitar, she plays also mandolin and the  the traditional Greek stringed instrument, the bouzouki. She gained her degree in classical guitar from the conservatory of Thessaloniki in 2003, under the supervision of her teacher Loucia Samourkas.
Eva started performing as a classical and acoustic guitarist at the age of 17, participating in various bands that were playing mainly Greek music and “rembetika”.She also plays bouzouki and mandolin. Since 2007, when she moved in Athens, she has met and collaborated with many Greek artists, touring Greece and abroad in live concerts, playing the guitar, the bouzouki, the mandolin and singing. In 2010 her first comprehensive work was published, a CD named “Mataio Roz” with eleven songs, all composed , orchestrated and sang by her. In her first cd, two of her songs were sang by the Greek singer Lizeta Kalimeri. 
As a song writer, all these years, she plays her songs on stage either on her own concerts, either playing with other artists.
At the time, she is working on her new solo album, which except songs, will also include some guitar compositions.
In February 2013 Eva presents her first composition for solo guitar, named Rondat, combining the philosophy of fingerstyle playing and classical guitar with the technic of picking and the sound of acoustic guitar.
In September 2014 her second composition for solo acoustic guitar, named “Tsouka Rossa”, has been released. It is a composition based on a Greek traditional mode named ‘nikriz’, dissected through different styles, rythmes and technics.
Her last composition “Tsouka Rossa” is also available on youtube: http://youtu.be/I378a1RfsSc
By Miche Archetto

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