Costas Cotsiolis sits down with Sabrina Vlaskalic at the First European Guitar Concerto Competition. The interview begins with an overview of Cotsiolis’ early life growing up in Greece and the lack of resources for a developing classical guitarist at the time.
Other topics discussed include his close relationship with Leo Brouwer, his experience performing over 40 concertos throughout his career, and his thoughts on the future of the classical guitar.
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About Costas Cotsiolis
Costas Cotsiolis is considered one of the greatest guitarists of our time. He has been the art director of the Volos International Guitar Festival since 1978, where more than 9000 students appeared as well as about 400 professors and soloist from all over the world. Many fabulous guitarists started their international career as young talents at this festival.
He has been a professor at the Conservatory of Athens since 1977 and of the New Conservatory in Thessaloniki since 1981, creating an exemplary school of excellent guitarists who have been awarded all over the world winning international acclaim.