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On 13/8 the singer Erofili (from Trifono), accompanied by Evangelia Mavridou on the piano, by Dimitris Papalamprou on the guitar and by Nikos Papanastasiou on the accordion, takes us to what she truly loves, with the simplicity and the freedom of expression given by the interpretation on stage with just a piano, an accordion and a guitar. Erofili, in a different live, interprets beloved Greek songs as well as songs from her personal discography, which are presented with a different look, won through the important partnerships that she had all these years inside and outside of the group “Trifono”. 

Erofili, vocals
Evangelia Mavridou, piano
Dimitris Papalamprou, guitar
Nikos Papanastasiou, accordion
Photos from the concert΄s evening (13/8/2014)
HD videos from the concert's evening (13/8/2014)    

Erofili, vocals

Erofili was born and raised in Chania of the Greek island Crete. She studied physiotherapy in Athens and she graduated from the Higher Professional Dance School "Ballet Rallou Manos Greek". Alongside her school she studied vocals at the National Conservatory of Athens with Anna Diamantopoulou.
She is playing music professionally since 1991. The defining moment for her career was her acquaintance with composer Yannis Spanos, with whom she collaborated closely. She has also worked with major and established composers and performers such as Haris Alexiou, Nikos Papazoglou, Christos Nikolopoulos, Manolis Lidakis, Glykeria, Giorgos Hatzinasios, Kostas Papadopoulos, Notis Mavroudis, Katerina Kouka, Stelios Vamvakaris, Kostas Makedonas, Dimitris Bassis and many more.
Erofili had recorded three personal CDs and she has dozens of appearances in others. She has two platinum CDs: The "Prosoxi Trifono" with Lina Nikolakopoulou containing the much loved by the public song “Na m’ agapas”,and  the recording with Haris Alexiou of the concert in tribute to Manos Loizos at the Herodion in the summer of 2007. She has also a gold CD with the participation of the group “Trifono” in the album by Pantelis Thalassinos entitled “From other orchards''.  
In 2002 along with Nikos Kouroupakis and Dimitris Yfantis they created the vocal group "Trifono”, driven by their deep love for music and the desire to give us new songs. So, they started their journey and throughout the years they have released four CDs. In 2011, N. Kouroupakis left the group and he moved to New York. Giorgos Perantakos was the new member of “Trifono”, with whom two new songs have been recorded. The death of Giorgos Perantakos in August 2013 silenced the popular group “Trifono”.
In December 2013 Erofili released the CD with her own music on the fairy tale by George Lempesis ''Fishsoup”. The songs have been performed by the well-known singers: Haris Alexiou, Stamatis Kraounakis, Yannis Haroulis, Miltos Pashalidis, Panos Mouzourakis, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Kostas Makedonas and others.
She has toured in Greece and abroad, in countries of Latin America, Canada, United States, Europe and Turkey.

Evangelia Mavridou, piano

Evangelia Mavridou was born in Athens, Greece in 1982. She began playing the piano at the age of 6. She received her training in piano and theory at Hellenic Conservatory and Kodaly Conservatory and, under the guidance of renowned artist Tatiana Papageorgiou, she was awarded the Concert Piano Diploma with “Excellent Unanimously”. She also holds a Certificate in Piano Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (CertGSMD, with Honors). After completing her Bachelor of Arts’ degree in Music from The American College of Greece - Deree College (BA in Music), she settled in London where she engaged in postgraduate studies in Piano Performance and Arranging at Trinity College of Music with piano soloist Alexander Ardakov and musical director Paul Bartholomew.

She has coached with Andrea Vicari, Philip Colman, Sami Amiri, Danilo Memoli, Dimitris Kalatzis and Ioannis Anastasakis in jazz piano and improvisation, and has also taken classical singing courses with tenor Takis Finas. As a pianist, she has attended masterclasses with Peter Donohoe, Dimitri Toufexi, George Hadjinikos, Penelope Roskell, Martino Tirimo, Douglas Finch, Mikhail Kazakevich, Roger Green, as well as chamber music master classes with Denize Arman Gelenbe, Natalia Pavlutskaya and Joan Enric Lluna.  

She has performed in venues around the globe, including Town Hall – New York, Maison de l’UNESCO – Paris, Blackheath Halls – London, Circus Maximus/Emperor’s Palace – Johannesburg, Alte Oper – Frankfurt, Shablul Jazz Club – Tel-Aviv, Beogradska Arena – Belgrade and in Greek concert halls, such as Athens Megaron.  

She has appeared as a soloist, a collaborative artist and a chamber musician with the Trinity College Contemporary Music Ensemble under the direction of Jonathan Tilbrook, with the Greek Radio & Television National Symphony Orchestra, the Greek Radio & Television Choir and Mikis Theodorakis Popular Orchestra under the direction of Andreas Pylarinos,  with the Youth Symphony Orchestra “Nikolaos Mantzaros” and the Municipality of Kifissia Youth Orchestra under the direction of Dimitri Tsoutsos, as well as with various other orchestras and famous Greek artists in her native country.
In addition to her performing, Evangelia has musically coached and arranged numerous theatre productions staged in Greece. Furthermore, pursuing a strong interest in the recording industry, she has arranged and performed as a session musician in various CD releases, such as “Fishsoup” [Sui Generis, 2013], “I Vouli ton Agion” [Warner Greece, 2012] and “Krasomilia” [MLK, 2013].

Dimitris Papalamprou, guitar

Dimitris Papalamprou has graduated from the Law School of Athens, while he has studied classical guitar in the Hellenic Conservatory as well as jazz and rock guitar, harmony and counterpoint.
As a guitarist he has worked with many well-known Greek artists like Ilias Liougos, Pheobus Delivorias, Οrpheus Peridis, Dionissis Savopoulos, Μelina Kana, Helen Tsaligopoulou, Αlexandra Papastefanou, Μelina Tanagri, George Perantakos, Εrofili and many more. He has also worked as a composer for many theatrical plays and scenes.
He was a member of the group "Mikis Theodorakis Folk Orchestra" for two years. From 2009 he collaborated with the band Trifono. In 2013 he completed along with Evangelia Mavridou the orchestration of songs composed by Erofili for the  theatrical play “Fishsoup”.
He has released his first CD with original music and English lyrics, titled “Salt of the earth”.

Nikos Papanastasiou, accordion

Nikos Papanastasiou has studied at the Music Department of Ionian University and he also holds a degree in accordion.
He is a professional musician since 2000 when he started collaborating with many composers, songwriters and singers of the Greek contemporary music scene, such as: Christos Leontis, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Maria Farantouri, Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Manolis Lidakis, Gerasimos Andreatos, Vassilis Skoulas, Christos Thiveos, Miltos Paschalidis, Erofili (Trifono), Yiannis Haroulis, Kostas Leivadas, Pantelis Thalassinos, Danae Panagiotopoulou etc.
He is a High School music teacher and he is the General Director of the Nea Paideia Conservatory in Athens.
He also teaches accordion, harmonium and vocal studies at Paneion Conservatory by Rapsaniotis.

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