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Lakis Laftsi book with scores from the CASTLE project is available ... see video shot from the book and hear the matter...CLICK HERE...

The buzuki player Lakis Laftsis was born in the year 1966 in Alexandroupoli, Greece. At the age of twelve began to study bouzouki under Giorgos Kourbidis. He also studied theory and harmony at the Apollonio Conservatoire under Telemachus Tatsis professor. He has taken part in many concerts of traditional and modern music, in, Greece and abroad,with greek groups and orchestras, accompaying greek singer Giorgos Ntalaras, Yannis Parios, Harris Alexiou, Dimitra Galani, Marinella, Manolis Mitsias, Vasilis , Melina Kana, Kostas Makedonas, Dimitris Bassis , but last but not least the great mezzo soprano Agnes Baltsa and performed works music by various greek and non greek songwriters under the conductorship of Stavros Xarhakos for six continuous periods (1999-2005). He has taken part in television music programmes as a solist. He was the first bouzouki performer at the Opening Ceremonies, at the Closing of the Olympic Games, in Athens 2004. Lakis composed Etudes in the style of the baroque period for bouzouki and strings ,and present his virtuosity as executant, publicating his first personal CD, called Kastro-Castle. He was invited by the Baroque Festival in Hungary to pe:forma at the Godollo Royal Palace Castle. The programe included music by Vivaldi, Mondeverdi, Laftis and Pal Nemeth, who was also the conductor of the Savaria Baroque a period instrument Ochestra. A DVD of this successful event was printed and now on sale. A Zeys Production.