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Masterclasses

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"As an educator, Christos’ masterclasses are insightful and inspirational, engaging students in a way far beyond many other clinicians"
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"As an educator, Christos’ masterclasses are insightful and inspirational, engaging students in a way far beyond many other clinicians"

Christos'  expertise on such topics as syncopation, improvisational techniques, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music and the uncharted topic of “konnakol” leaves participants vying for time in the practice room!

His New York multi-cultural performing experience and travels around the world have lead to the development of various concepts:

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Four mallet technique, independence between left and right hand, smart sticking, practicing with a metronome

Reharmonization and advanced improvisational techniques, creativity and inspiration, the importance of body language

e-vibes & vibes, combining the MalletStation with the acoustic vibraphone, demonstration of amplifying and adding new dimensions with the use of electronics

The importance of off-beats and making them feel like downbeats, the use of syncopation and playing “over the bar line”

Differences between Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music (Salsa Vs Samba) and demonstration of rhythms from Latin America

A closer look at the common ground of odd meters, from India (“konnakol”) to the Balkans to North & South America.

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recent appearances

• Spain: Fuenlabrada Percussions Festival (Madrid), Conservatory of Santiago / Burela
• France: CRR Paris, Ferrette
• Switzerland: EJMA (Geneva, Lausanne, Martigny)
• England: Royal College of Music (London)
• Italy: Salerno State Conservatory
• Croatia: Ivana Bilic Marimba Week (Zagreb)
• Turkey: Istanbul University State Conservatory, Robert College (Istanbul)
• Greece: Athens State Conservatory, Theodor Milkov’s Marimba Summer 
• United States: Lawrence University, Appleton (WI), Queens College (NY), Ithaca College (NY), Suny Fredonia, Buffalo (NY), Miami Dade College (FL), Manhattan School of Music (NY), Berklee College of Music (MA), University of Massachusetts (MA), Boston Conservatory (MA), Berkeley, University of California (CA), Millersville University (PA), Brooklyn College (NY)
• Mexico: Tabasco Marimba Festival, 
• Faculty of ZMF (Zeltsman Marimba Festival), USA - China - Japan

"Christos is without a doubt an exceptional vibraphone teacher and performer, not to mention a prominent composer with several solo and ensemble pieces to his credit"