Name : EFSTATHIOS MAVROMMATIS
Date of birth : 1974
Nationality : Greek and Italian
Address : 39, Pefkon str., N.Iraklio, Athens 141 22
Phone and fax : +30 210 2849069, +30 210 5323068, +30 6977225614
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He graduated in 1996 from the Department of Mathematics of the University of Patras and, at present, he is working for a Ph.D. dissertation in the specialized field of saxophone music at the Music Department of the University of Athens, under the supervision of Prof. M. Tsetsos.
Since early youth, he spent most of his time with music studying theory, piano, flute, sax and chamber music repeatedly awarding scholarships and distinctions. Under the tutorship of the distinguished clarinet musician E. Kiosoglou and the eminent music Professor J. Ioannidis, he was awarded the Diploma in Saxophone with honors and first prize (1996), the degrees in Harmony, Band Conducting, Counterpoint, Fugue and the Diplomas LLCM (Performers’ Recital Diploma of Licentiate) and FLCM (Performers’ Diploma of Fellowship) from the London College of Music. He has also attended various master-classes and perfecting programs in saxophone with the renowned Professors Jean Yves Fourmeau in Paris (1997-1999), Claude Delangle in Gap (France, 1999) and Eugene Rousseau in Teramo (Italy, 2001).
Since 1996 he is the first alto saxophonist of the Athens Municipal Band and he is teaching saxophone at the “F.NAKAS” Conservatory of Athens as well as in several seminars in Greece.
At the same time, he is pursuing a soloist career giving recitals and performing with music ensembles, symphonic bands and orchestras both in Greece and abroad. Among them the Athens State Orchestra , the Cyprus State Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Colors, the Symphony Orchestra of the Greek Radio-Television, the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Athens, the Louisiana Sinfonietta, the Orchestra Medicilor “Dr. Ermil Nichifor” of Bucharest, the RAI Symphony Orchestra and others.
He also holds a stable collaboration with the Athens State Orchestra.
In July 2003 he performed at the XIII World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis (USA). In April 2005 he recorded sax music compositions of Dinos Constantinides with the Louisiana Sinfonietta (USA), among which, as a world premier, Concerto No. 2 for Soprano Saxophone and String Orchestra (Grecian Variations) dedicated to him.
At present, he is particularly interested in performing music for saxophone of Greek composers some of whom have dedicated to him their compositions recorded in the CD “Music for Saxophone, Piano and Percussion by Greek Composers” which, on March 2006, went into circulation. Specifically, “Pièce de Concert» of Nikos Astrinidis, orchestrated by the composer himself and dedicated to him, was premiered, on April 2006, with “Dr. Ermil Nichifor” Symphony Orchestra at the Romanian Athenaeum Concert Hall in Bucharest. In December 2006, during the 4th Mediterranian Contemporary Music Days which took place in Istanbul (Constantinopoli), he performed with the Hellenic Group of Contemporary Music “Prosodion” of Vassilis Kitsos for alto saxophone and eight players as a world premiere and “Shades of the Mediterranian” of Tolga Özdemir for saxophone and instrumental ensemble as a Turkish premiere.Radio broadcasting of his performances has taken place repeatedly in the third program of the Greek Radio (ERA 3).
He is a founding member of the “OLYMPIC TRIO” (violin-sax-piano) and the founder and the Artistic Director of the “AKROAMA” Saxophone Quartet aiming at interpreting a wide sax repertoire from baroque and renaissance to contemporary and jazz music, introducing also important Greek composers to the public.
He is a founding member of the Hellenic Saxophone Association and a member of the French Saxophonists’ Association (A-SAX).