Kostas Makedonas hits Australian shores for the first time accompanied by the popular orchestra of Greek music Emmetron and the very talented Katerina Eugenikou, performing at Enmore Theatre on Saturday 1st February in a show that is not be missed.
Born and raised in Thessaloniki, Makedonas’ journey in music began at the age of 10 with classical guitar lessons and continued through his school years at the forefront of his school music performances. As a university student studying economics, he continued to perform in various musical settings throughout Thessaloniki.
His debut album No Idea (Δεν Έχω Ιδέα) with music by St. Kraounakis and lyrics by L.Nikolakopoulou was released in 1988 and since then Makedonas has experienced a continuous upward trend in the music scene as one of the most sought after musicians, working with almost all the big names of Greek music. His collaborative efforts include names like Alkistis Protopsaltis, Eleni Vitali , Christos Nikolopoulos, Yannis Markopoulos , Mikis Theodorakis, George Zika , Mimis Plessas, Dimitra Galani , Manolis Mitsias , Aliki Vouyiouklaki , George Dalaras , Harris Alexiou , Marinella , Glykeria , Pantelis Thalassinos, and countless others.
He has 12 solo albums and has collaborated in over 40 other artists’ albums. His debut performance in Australia will include some of his biggest hits and tributes to many of the great Greek composers.
Tickets from $59 + Booking fees, on sale now and available online at www.enmoretheatre.com.au or by calling (02) 9550 3666.
The 2014 Greek Festival of Sydney is proudly presented by Delphi Bank.
Media enquiries: Dimitra Lafazanos, The Greek Festival of Sydney