Biography Katerina Fotinaki
(1979) studied classical literature at the University of Athens and vocal technique at the Institute of Vocal Arts, with baryton Spyros Sakkas. She is the artistic director of many projects in Greece and received many prizes in composition contests. She moved to Paris in 2006, invited by the composer Angelique Ionatos and creates 3 different shows with her as well as a CD/DVD of their duet. She was a resident of “Cité des Arts” for many years. In 2011 she wins the 1st prize for the National Songwriting Contest in Athens, and be- gins her solo discographic career with the disc Tzitzikia (Accords Croisés/Harmonia Mundi) that was received with great enthusiasm by the French press (a fff-valuation of Télérama Music Magazine, 4th best disc of the year 2014 according to Le Monde). In addition to Greek music and poetry, Katerina Fotinaki studied contemporary music with composer Bernard Cavanna at the Gennevilliers Conservatory. Since 2014 she is teaching at the National Theater of Northern Greece.
(1993) started taking percussion lessons at the age of 7. In 2009 she gave her first recitals in Athens with a scholarship from the Friends of Music. Two years later, she graduated with a first prize and moved to Berlin to start her Bachelor studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. She performed a.o. with the Bolshoi Ballet Orchestra, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Konzerthaus Berlin. Evi is a founding member of the Opera Lab Berlin, an independent ensemble that specializes in music theater, with which she premiered a piece by Salvatore Sciarrino in the Staatsoper Berlin. In 2015 she played a solo concert in the series Welcome young Artists! in Athens. Together with saxophonist Hayden Chisholm she founded a duo, playing contemporary as well as original compositions. They perform around the world and they just released their Duo Album Blowslap. Evi also plays in many pop, jazz and theater projects.