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September 25
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Michalis Stavrakakis

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He was born in Armanoga of Heraklion and grew up in Anogia, Rethymno, where he finished six-grade high school.
He has been involved with mandolin and lute from his childhood.
He has taught in 1985 - 87 at the Folk School of the Arestedes Moschos, in Athens and from 1995 until today, in the Musical Schools of Rethymnon and Heraklion, as well as in the Municipal Conservatory of Heraklion, at the Pancreto Conservatory, at the music school of the Pangratio School. During the past five years, he has taken the Cretan Mandolini Seminar at the master level of the music laboratory "Labyrinth" where he attended pupils from Greece and from abroad.
In addition to his teaching experience, M. Stavrakakis has a rich artistic activity both in live performances and in discography over the past thirty years dealing with music.
#He has performed in various festivals and music scenes of the world, with the bands that he created or collaborated from time to time, as well as at the recitals level.
He also has a rich discography, personal and participatory.
Michalis Stavrakakis is rightly considered one of the most important artists of Cretan traditional music and not only. A pioneer and innovative musician has for thirty years connected his name to the most important stations of our music. He has developed a high technique and aesthetics in mandolin and lute, as a consequence to creatively engage with the most important representatives of our tradition. He was a founding member of the ensembles "Labyrinth" and "Chaines", in whose style he contributed with his personal interpretation both as an instrumentalist and as a composer and singer.

In recent years he has been involved with the music band "DisTropon" (two modal) and with "Michalis Stavrakakis mandolin Quartet".
Location:
Heraklion Crete
Occupation:
musician/mandolinist

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