Doreen Laskaridou

Mandolin, guitar

She was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She received a scholarship and studied classic guitar at the Athens Conservatory, under the tutelage of K. Kotsiolis. She graduated in 1994. As a soloist she has won 2nd Award at the 9th Guitar Festival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1998; and 3rd Award at the In-ternational Guitar Competition at Osnabrück, Germany (2003). She has collaborated with a variety of mu-sic ensembles for the purposes of concerts and festivals in Greece (Athens, Volos, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Preveza, Crete); and abroad (Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Egypt). She has collaborated with Greek singers such as Protopsalti, Fragoulis, Lekkas, and Thomaidis.

She has also participated in the Athens State Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Greek National Opera, the ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra, and the Athens Orchestra. She has made appearances in radio and television shows. She teaches guitar and mandolin at the Zografos Municipal Conservatory.