Apostolos Paraskevas


1964 –


Who is Apostolos Paraskevas?

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. Gold Level Award at the 2010 California Film Awards, Silver Screen Award in the 2010 Nevada Film Festival.

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.

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 and a composer in residence at Northeastern University in Boston. Paraskevas is the founder and the Artistic Director of the International Guitar Congress/Corfu.

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on July 23, 2013


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