Andreas Georgiou, composer and guitarist, was born
in Famagusta, Cyprus.
He began his musical activities at the age of ten, with classical
guitar studies and continued later on with classical piano,
classical and contemporary harmony, counterpoint, fugue and
composition with composer Dimitris Dragatakis.
Furthermore he studied Byzantine music at the
National music school of Simon Karras with precentor George
Remoundos, in Athens.
His research, expanded in different ethnomusicological idioms,
such as African and classical Indian regions, playing traditional
instruments like sitar, shahnay, tambura, African sanza, Cretian
mantoura, pithkiavli of Cyprus and small percussion.
Georgiou's interest, towards the polyrhythmic
approach of the guitar, led him to the design of different
multi-string acoustic guitar models, with 13, 14, 15, 16 and
19 strings, all materialized by the Greek luthier Leonidas
In 2008, upon his order, Angela Waltner, the well-known German guitarmaker, constructed the eight-string classical guitar, the model of which bears his name.
Furthermore, his research for non tempered scales,
led him to the design of an electric fretless guitar, which
can create a very special "etherial" quality of
sound, realistically approaching the timber of folklore clarinet
of Iperus, by the superimposition of electromagnetic fields.
Georgiou has composed music for the Third Program
of the Greek radio, for theatrical performances and dance
During the last 30 years he has been giving
concerts in many different countries such as Cyprus, Greece,
Holland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Russia, Argentina, Czech
Republic and Romania, solo, leading as well as participating
in Jazz and Ethnic groups, such as "Sansa Quartet",
"East-West Wind", "Szabo Sandor Duo",
"Hermae", "Embryo", "Aeora",
"Trio-Kutsukuta", "Trias", "A European
Among his most recent co-operations exist some
of the world's most creative musicians: bassist Eberhard Weber,
percussionists Airto Moreira, Mark Walker, Reto Weber and
Ramesh Shotham , pianist Rainer Bruninghaus, saxophonist Paul
McCandless, vocalist Savina Yiannatou.
He has been teaching guitar, Jazz improvisation and harmony
at the Municipal Conservatory of Patras since 1990.
- SPATIAL TREMBLING Praxis GM (1987)
- HERMAE H.T.1001 (1990)
- TALISMAN Con 1081 (1990)
- MODUS VIVENDI Thema TNPR 011 (1994)
- VANANDA Libra LMO 16-2 (1998)
- TRIAS Con 1083 (2000)
- ASATE Libra LM028-2 (2003)
- FAMAGUSTA Libra LM038-2 (2005)
- JUA NI JUU Con 1087 (2007)
- VIS FORMANDI Con 1091 (2014)