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In the footsteps of El Greco Christos Tzifakis

Christos Tzifakis


In the footsteps of El Greco is a music-and-dance journey from Crete to Spain, following the “footsteps” of the great Greek painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos. Guitarist and composer Christos Tzifakis perceives the two countries’ contemporary music and dance as a common theme with variations. Having lived in both Crete and Spain, he draws inspiration from the grand masters of Cretan music and Spanish flamenco to bring to light the musical affinities of the two peoples. In the manner of an alchemist, he mixes elements from the past –Byzantine, Arabic, Greek and Gypsy– with jazz-rock ones, highlighting the rousing Dionysian energy of the Mediterranean’s two extremes, together with the folk wisdom that is to be found in the Cretan mantináda and the Spanish letra. He is accompanied by the ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra and distinguished soloists.


Co-produced by

CosmosArte Art Actions

Megaron the Athens Concert Hall


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ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra


conducted by

Giorgos Aravidis



Achilleas Wastor

Karolos Kouklakis bulgari

Eirini Derebei song, wind instruments

Giannis & Giorgos Megalakakis Cretan dancers

Drossia Charissi flamenco singer

Fanie Demesticha flamenco dancer

Christos Fronimos violin

Panagiotis Bourazanis bass

Pedro Fabián percussion

Yiannis Dimoulas drums




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See also



Lubomyr Melnyk

With over one hundred and twenty works, Lubomyr Melnyk, one of the greatest pianists and composers of our time, is the “father” of a new piano language called “Continuous Music”.

Organizer: Megaron Athens Concert Hall

Wednesday 18.10.2023, 20:30


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