Kostas Tosidis

Classical Guitarist

Kostas Tosidis is a classical guitarist, performer specialized in contemporary music and a pedagogue in three different institutions (Mozarteum University Salzburg Austria - Assist. of Univ. Prf. Eliot Fisk), Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels, Belgium, - Chamber Music Coach, Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Extremadura, Spain).

He completed his musical studies at the Agios Pavlos Conservatory in Thessaloniki, in Gianni’s Papakrasas class with the highest grade and first prize.

in 2006 he graduated with distinction and honor from Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria. During his bachelor degree he was part of Eliot Fisk and Ricardo Gallen’s class. In 2009 Kostas Tosidis obtained his master’s degree with distinction and honor from the same institution, and he became Eliot Fisk’s assistant at the Mozarteum University.

Tosidis won several international prizes with the Miscelanea Guitar Quartet and as soloist. His solo projects include concerts( throught Europe &USA), and he has recorded 5 CDs with solo and chamber music repertory. His latest CD, with all 5 sonatas by Atanas Ourkouzounov, is gonna be released by Naxos Records.

Kostas Tosidis was one of the founding members of the renowned Miscelanea Guitar Quartet. Their aim was to create a unique interpretation of original composition for a guitar quartet.

Since September 2016 Tosidis has been a PhD andidate in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. His topic of research explores the possibilities of playing arrangements of contemporary pieces for cello, violin and viola on the guitar without loosing the music’s intention or style. Part of that is his arrangement on the monumental work by G.Ligeti ‘cello solo sonata’, published by Schott Edition. His doctoral research includes commissioned works by composers such as Atanas Ourkouzounov, Marios Joannou Elias, Feliu Gasull, Marco Dottlinger, Giannis Papakrasas and Yorgos Nousis.

Kostas Tosidis plays a guitar by Alector Guitars, uses Knobloch strings and a guitar rest by Guitarlift.