Costas Cotsiolis


  • concert

    Tuesday, March 11th | 20:00
    Belgrade Youth Center

  • master classes

    Friday, 14th of March 2014. and Sunday 16th of March 2014.

  • jury

    category V and VI

  • lectures


M. de Falla – Danza del Molinero
      (C. Cotsiolis, A. Desiderio, Z. Dukic)
I. AlbénizMallorca
P. Bellinatti – Jongo
(C. Cotsiolis, Z. Dukic)
I. AlbénizCordoba
A. Piazzolla – Lo que vendra
(C. Cotsiolis, A. Desiderio)
C. Domeniconi – Circus music
(A. Desiderio, Z. Dukic)
M. de Falla – La vida breve
(C. Cotsiolis, A. Desiderio, Z. Dukic)


Costas Cotsiolis is nowdays considered as one of the greatest guitarists of our time.

He is an Art Director of Naxos Internatioal Guitar Festival and Guitar Art Festival.

Since 1977 he’s been a Professor at the Conservatory of Athens and since 1981 at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki as well, creating an exemplary scholl of excellent guitarists who have been awarded all over the world and have made international careers.

For his activities, Costas Cotsiolis was awarded by the Academy of Sience and Arts of Greece. In 1987 he published his book for guitar technique The Virtuose Guitarist. Since 2008 he’s been a Professor at the University of Indianapolis, Athens Campus and since 2009 at the State Conservarory of Thessaloniki as well.

As a solist, he played with the most prominent orchestras and in the most prestigious concert halls worldwide.

He collaborated with numerous famous artists of our time and many composers dedicated their works to him. He was invited to numerous festivals in the world and gave masterclasses at the most prestigious academies and universities.


"Costas Cotsiolis is one of the best performers of my music, probably the best. But also hear him in Barrios, de Falla, or Ginastera. Virtuoso playing or sensibility, all in one."


"Costas Cotsiolis is one of the greatest guitarists of our time. Besides being higly acclaimed as a top performer he has established major artistic achievements over the course of three decades of international carreer."                                                                  






Costas Cotsiolis - Agustín Barrios - Mazurka Appassionata



The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia / The Belgrade City assembly – Secretariat of Culture / The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia – Department of international, cultural, educational, scientifically, technological and sports cooperation / Tourist organization of Belgrade / Tourist organization of Serbia / SOKOJ

Embassy of the United States of America / Embassy of Spain / Embassy of Portugal / Embassy of Brazil / Embassy of Australia / Embassy of Poland / Embassy of Slovenia / Embassy of Sweden

The Italian Cultural Centre / Institute Cervantes / French Institute / Goethe Institute / Hellenic Cultural Centre

Societe Generale Bank / Erste Bank / Audi – Porsche SCG / Hotel Park / Slavija Hotels / Hotel In / TNT

Garden Centre / Veolia / Hominid Studio / Belmedik / Zbigniew Gnatek / Vasileios Sygletos / Lyra Music / Savarez / D’Addario Music Foundation / Accord Case

RTS, B92, Studio B, Blic, 24 sata, Naxi radio, City magazine, Mondo, Muzika Klasika, BG Info / Sava Centar / Dom omladine Beograda / “Dositej” privatna srednja škola, Beograd