Panagiotis Vergos was born in Athens in 1987. His origin from Anemotia on Lesvos had a catalytic effect on his first musical stimuli, which came from the local orchestras of the island. He started his musical career and his involvement with the santouri in the year 1995. His teacher in his first musical steps was the master of the santouri Dimitris Kofteros.
He holds advanced theory degrees (Harmony-Counterpoint) and a Diploma in Byzantine Music.
From 2004 to 2009, he worked as a regular member of the orchestra of the band "Greek Dances of Dora Stratou", giving daily performances and participating in cultural events in Greece and abroad. He also worked as a professor at the music schools of Lamia and Alimos, while from 2008 to 2014 he taught santouri at the University of Applied Sciences of Epirus, in the Department of Folk and Traditional Music, while in the same year he began his collaboration with the Greek Music Center "Foivos Anogianakis" where still teaches today.
Since 2018 he has been teaching at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in the Department of Music Studies, in the "Performance-Interpretation of Traditional Music" program.
Since 2008 he has been a member of Nikos Oikonomides' orchestra, participating in record collections and numerous concerts throughout Greece and abroad. He collaborates with renowned artists of the Greek traditional folk and art scene in television programs, radio broadcasts and tributes, as well as in record music collections.
In 2016 he released his first personal album entitled "Tunes of Lesvos" and in 2018 "Travel to Lesvos". Faithful to the musical tradition, he emphasizes the style and the musical idiom, insisting on the performance and interpretation of the tunes and songs of each region of Greece.

Panagiotis Vergos

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