Apostolos Paraskevas

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Apostolos Paraskevas is a Grammy nominated composer and guitarist. He was born in Volos, Greece.

Apostolos Paraskevas is a published recording artist and recently an award winning Film Director/Producer.[1] Gold Level Award at the 2010 California Film Awards, Silver Screen Award in the 2010 Nevada Film Festival.[2]

Classical Guitar Magazine/London acknowledged him as the only guitarist ever to have a major orchestral piece performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall and the international press as the only musician who performed at Carnegie Hall in a Grim Reaper’s outfit.(Classical Guitar Magazine, January 2001)

He has received five First Prizes in International Composition Competitions. "Lukas Foss" Composition Competition 2000/USA, "Pappaioanou Composition" 1997/Greece, as well as performing with Lukas Foss at Carnegie Hall, Paraskevas has performed at Weill Hall/New York, Wertheim Performing Arts Center/Miami, Jordan Hall/Boston, Capella Hall/Russia, and the Athens Concert Hall/Greece etc.

Paraskevas' profile is included in the State of the Axe publication by photographer Ralph Gibson as one of 80 most innovative living guitarists.

He is a Professor of Music at Berklee College of Music[3] and a composer in residence at Northeastern University in Boston. Paraskevas is the founder and the Artistic Director of the International Guitar Congress/Corfu.

Paraskevas' compositions and performances are published by Centaur and Bridge Records/USA, Santerrelle Verlag/Germany, Berben/Italy, Clear Note/USA, and PaNas(Greece).

Apostolos Paraskevas was struck by Focal Dystonia to his right hand in 2009. He fully recovered in 2013 after 7,000 hours of work in re-constructing his technique. He was able to decode the condition as an unconscious behavioral habit and returned to performing professionally again. His article A Classical Guitarist's Story of Recovery from Focal Dystonia will be published in London in the Classical Guitar Magazine

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Website of "I Finally Did It"". Ifinallydiditmovie.com. 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  2. ^ "California Film Awards | Gold Awards". Calfilmawards.com. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  3. ^ Berklee Faculty Biographies