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Nikolaos Lavdas (Pitrofos, Andros, Greece, 1879 - Athens, Greece, 1940) was a Greek musician. He was the founder and director of the "Athenian Mandolinata," one of the oldest music associations and music schools in Greece.[1] As the director of the "Athenian Mandolinata" orchestra, he performed in the Olympic Games (1906), for the king of Italy Vittorio Emmanuele (1907) and for Kaiser Gulielm in Corfu's "Achilleion" (1910). The orchestra took the first prize in Kremona's international competition among 32 highly honoured orchestras. Some of his compositions for mandolin orchestra: "Greek overture", "Balos from Andros", "Cretan dance", "Varkarola", "Serenata", "Gertsita" etc. He wrote piano and vocal variations of Greek traditional music: "Voskopoula", "Tsopanakos", "Tria paidia Voliotika", "Ta matia sou Dimo ' m ta glara" etc. For his contributions, he was credited by George the first, king of Greece, by the Cross of the Saviour.[2]

References

^ Shupo, Sokol (2004). Art music in the Balkans. ASMUS. p. 63. OCLC 443331457.
^ Kalogeropoulos, Takis (2001). Dictionary of Greek Music. Gialleli.

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