born in 1978, 18th of September, is a Greek musician who plays a range of stringed musical instruments. He was born in Veria, Greece, and at the age of 9 made his mark as a perceptive performer and a sensitive interpreter of music. The Pontic lyra is the instrument which expresses his deep felt devotion and respect for the music he loves and serves. Matthaios is sometimes also referred to as Makos or simply Makoulis.
Matthaios has shown a great interest in the stringed family of musical instruments; he plays instruments such as the violin, laghouto (Greek lute), oud, the Greek bouzouki, guitar, the Persian kamancheh, the Afghan rubab, as well as the Afghan and the Uzbek ghichaks. Having participated in many music concerts and recordings, Matthaios has managed to put forward a personal statement over the musical tradition he embraces and to which he has devoted his life. For more information about Matthaios Tsahouridis, please visit: www.tsahouridis.com.
Apo Ton Ponto Stin Persia is a common project of playing together Greek, Kurdish, Persian and other music of the Near East, initiated by Matthaios Tsahouridis together with the Kurdish Kemanchah player Ardeshir Kamkar and the Kurdish Daf player Hussein Zahawy.
Please visit: Matthaios Tsachouridis, Hussein Zahawy, Ardeshir Kamkar.