Petros Kourtis / Greece
Petros was an Official Partner of the Berklee College of Music, as a faculty special trainer at the Studies Abroad program 2001 – 2011 for the Modern and Mediterranean music course and is a Clinician/Visting Artist at Berklee Valencia Campus (Mediterranean music institute). He was also part of the FacultyinF. at Nakas Athens Conservatory 1994 – 2012.
While his music career runs decades, one of the high points was his collaboration with Dimitris Papaioannou for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, where he recorded his percussion, on most of the musical themes of the Opening Ceremony. His educational journey started in 1990, in Brazil. He studied classical percussion at the Municipal Conservatory of Zografou and continued his studies at Berklee College of Music where he studied Ethnic Percussion alongside leading musicians, such as, Jamey Haddad, Glen Velez and Giovanni Hidalgo.
He was the Co-founder of the Arts Centre “Playground for the Arts” and the Founder and Artistic Director of educational activities carried out with great success on an annual basis since 2012, at Artventure Camp and MEDITERRANEAN Percussion LAB.
Loorena McKenit, Al De Meola, Omar Farouk Tekbilek, Dulce Pontes, Eddy Napoli, Mira Anwar Awad, Sezen Aksu, are some of the artists from the international music scene with whom he has occasionally worked. He was a founding member of "IASIS" band and of the percussion assemble "KROTALA".
He is the author of two books about learning percussion instruments (Philippos Nakas publications) and is considered one of the most distinguished percussion professors having given a large number of seminars both in Greece and abroad.
For their passion for perfection, their love for music and their knowledge and respect for the music community and musicians. I know that they always try to exceed themselves, bringing us the best instruments they possibly can, and we all really appreciate it.
La Rosa Percussion is a music family who always offers me the highest quality, support and most of all a friend who always surprises me pleasantly with their new creations.
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