Argyro  Keramida



Musical studies    Born 27 of September ,in Greece. Studied Composition Conducting , Orchestration , Piano .


Additionally studied  Pedagogics , in University of Crete and Special Education,  in University of Macedonia

Also studied with the great soloist of bouzouki ,Giannis Palaiologos in Athens.


She attended various seminaries ,indicative mentioned, Mario’s Strofalis ,George Kontrafouris , Thodoris Oikonomou , Sound Recordation & Engeniering Seminaries, Ancient Greek,Byzantine,Traditional,Contemporary music,religious music and seminars of primary and secondary public education,  with Gianni Lenoci & Gianni Mimmo .  ‘with Greg Hutchinson,’Synthesis and  Adam Ben Ezra  etc


   Educationional - professional action Since 2002 till nowadays, having wide pedagogical experience, is professor in Classical music and traditional stringed intruments (bouzouki,tzouras,baglamas,tampouras,etc) at many schools & music schools  of first & second stage of Greek public education.


 Also is teaching with innovative and proven teaching methods, in various Greek Concervatories.


 Live performance   Generally, as a bouzouki soloist  performed in concerts, at  Herod Atticus Odeon Athens, Megaron Moussikis Athens&Thessaloniki, Badminton theater, Michael Cacoyiannis foundation, palais des sports,Pallas, festivals, tv shows.. Specifically,   with  M i l v a ,  Konstantinos Paliatsaras, Tzina Drivala, Heleni Vitali, Kostas Makedonas ,Maria Soultatou, Petros Gaitanos, Grigoris Valtinos, Pemi Zouni, Symfonic Orchestra&Choir of ex. e.r.t. contacting by Andreas Pilarinos, children choirs of Balkan states&Cyprus, Anastasia Moutsatsou, Heleni Peta , Gewrgia Syllaiou, Zozo Sapountzaki Τzortzia  Kefala ,composers  George Papachristoudis, Paschalis Tonios, Peggy Zina,  Natasa Theodoridou,  Melina Aslanidou, Kostas Karafotis


Collaborating with Thanassis Polykandriotis, performs in concerts with, Dulce Pontes, Paco Pena, India Martinez, Angel Munoz, ,  Irini Karayianni  ,Stamatis Kraounakis, Antonis Mintzelos, , Mpampis Stokas   , Tolis Voskopoulos, Glykeria, Paschalis Terzis, Vassilis Karras, Petros Gaitanos, Stelios Dionysiou, Pitsa Papadopoulou , Themis Adamantidis , Lena Alkaiou, Gerasimos Andreatos, Paschalis Tsarouchas, Magda Pensou, Aspasia Stratigou,  Asi Yehiel , Maria Spyropoulou , Panos Bousalis, Giannis Lekopoulos, Pambina Kontea, Maria Stafylopati   & in tribute concerts for Michael Cacoyiannis,  Mikis Theodorakis and many more.


Argyro performed at the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad <<Αθήνα 2004>> and participated at the recordings of the soundtrack.


  Conferences  Argyro participated in the 1ST (october 2013)  & 2nd  (January 2014) congress for bouzouki at Michael Cacoyiannis foundation in Athens performing her new innovative compositions.


 2 October 2015 performing tampouras , at the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd World Conference of Pontian Youth,at Ioannis Vellidis convention center , Presented by Mimi Denisi and Sotiris Polyzos. Under the auspices of Ivan Savvides foundation &of the presidency of Greek Democracy,  With the blessing of His all Holiness, Archibishop of Contantinople, New Rome, Primate of the Throne of the Apostle Andrew , primus inter pares and Ecumenical Patriarch M.r. Bartholomew .


 Synthesis   Argyro  presents  ‘metamorfoseis’ ,the first  synchronous  atonal symphonic composition (serialism , dodecaphonism) for bouzouki and symphonic orchestra & October 2013 , at Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation.


 April of 2013 performs her trancriptions for piano and bouzouki in international composers of classical music , at Megaro Mousikis Thessalonikis.


Presentance of ‘metaplasis’ January 2014, the first  synchronous  atonal composition (serialism, dodecafthonism, theme and variations) for bouzouki and piano at Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation.


Discography   ’’ Bouzouki’s planet ’’ is released in February 2014 , her debut album, by Zefxis Music, available on cd and  all major digital stores. (itunes, googleplay, amazon ,spotify etc)  In this  album Argyro ,while respecting tradition, is introducing something pioneering . Interprets through bouzouki and tampouras ,universal repertoire composers  , conctacting  the Greek music element via the worldwide. This album  is linked to Greek tradition with other cultures . The bouzouki  as an symphonic organ and modern , stresses the intention to open an equal dialogue With the world music culture illuminating streets unpredictable.