This is part of a trio sonata for two mandolins and guitar, written by Victor Kioulaphides in 2012. Great music from a composer with Greek origin. The mandolin community is lucky that he is focusing on the mandolin.
Victor Kioulaphides was born in Athens, Greece in 1961. His double bass studies were at the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School with David Walter and Orin O¹Brien. He studied composition with Giampaolo Bracali and Ludmila Ulehla. His catalogue includes 7 operas, songs in English, German, and Greek, chamber music for diverse instruments, works for organ and/or choir, madrigals, various works featuring the guitar, children¹s pieces, piano works, symphonic music, concerto, and plays with music. His Operas have been produced by Encompass Music theatre, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, neXus Arts, and the Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance.
Kioulaphides has received commissions from the New York Classical guitar Society, Trinity Lutheran and St. Michael¹s Episcopal Church, the Diller-Quaile School, and numerous individual performers. He has received international performances in Argentina, Romania, Bolivia and Spain and has been on the Composition/Theory faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory since 1994 and at the Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance since 1996. He has received one of ASCAP¹s Special Awards every year since 1993.