Nikos

Nikos Angousis was born in Athens, in 1982. He is a third generation musician, coming from a famous musical family, named «Doitsidis». His impulse for music at first came from his family and specifically his grandfather Karyofyllis Doitsidis, his musical exemplar.

He started working on the clarinet at the age of 12 and his first teacher, during his stay in Germany, was the German teacher Johan Weiss. In 1995 he returned to Greece and settled with his family in Thessaloniki.So, for the following four years, he continued his studies with Fotis Terzis in the Municipal Conservatory of Stavroupoli. Meanwhile, he was taking his first steps in traditional music by taking part in concerts with his family.In 2010 he graduated from the Technological Institution of Epirus and specifically the Department of Traditional Music, in Arta.

Thus, apart from the theoretical musicological knowledge he gained during his studies at the Institution, he took lessons from Giorgos Karaferis for an academical year, Alexandros Arkadopoulos for two years and Kostas Zervas for a semester.

Concerning his cooperations with other musicians, he has occasionally worked with several singers such as: Glykeria, Gerasimos Andreatos, Vangelis Nanakos, Stavroula Daliani, Doitsidis family, Vangelis Dimoudis, Brenna McCrimmon, Panagiotis Lalezas, Thodoris Mermigas, Manos Koutsaggelidis, Drosos Koutsokostas, Dilek Koç, Areti Ketime, Katerina Papadopoulou, Panagiotis Drakopoulos, Ira Kritarasova, Manolis Syrios, Aspasia Stratigou, Giannis Saoulis, Konstantinos & Matthaios Tsachouridis, Yiota Vei and groups such as: Estoudiadina Neas Ionias Villagers of Ioannina City, kontrabando ensemble, Thrakomelo etc.

He has also been a basic member at several music groups, such as: Loxandra Ensemble, Bratimia, Lalitades of Rodopi etc.Up until now, he has participated in various concerts and festivals of traditional music in many Greek cities and abroad.

The last years, he teaches clarinet (Albert system) and woodwind in music schools and conservatories.In conclusion, he has so far noted a high discographic activity.

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