Panos Kartibelis teaches Flamenco & Classical Guitar, at Musical Praxis Conservatory.
Panos Kartimpelis was born in Piraeus. He holds a master’s degree in control systems and robotics from the University of Sheffield UK, with considerable industrial experience, and a degree in classical guitar (class of Nikos Servitis). He has attended the Avanzado (Advanced class) of the Christina Hereen Academy in Seville and in 2018 he holds the 4th place in the International Flamenco Guitar Competition in Jerez / Spain.
His involvement with flamenco began in 2007 with Christos Tzifakis. Along the way he continues with George Karalis and specializes in the accompaniment of flamenco singing and dancing while at the same time attending intensive jazz guitar lessons and modern harmony with Grigoris Danis. He has attended a three-month master class specializing in flamenco dance and song accompaniment at the Fundacion Christina Heeren (Seville) with the following teachers Pedro Sierra, Eduardo Rebollar, Paco Cortes and Nino de Pura. Finally, he attends masterclasses with Santiago Lara, Antonio Rey, Manuel de la Luz, Torombo Suarez, Socrates Mastrodimos, Adolfo Vega and others.
Since 2011 he plays and composes music for flamenco performances in Greece, but also for music projects such as the band De todas Formas, Baharí and others. He accompanies Flamenco dancers in music venues as well as participates in music festivals in Greece and abroad (SummERTime, Pafos 2017, Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra Festival etc.). In addition he participates in discographic productions of Greek composers (Nikos Xydakis, Eirini Tornesaki etc).
Indicatively, he has collaborated, as part of seminars or in performances with the following Flamenco artists: Joaquin Grilo, Marco Flores, Adolfo Vega, Rafael de Utrera, David de los Santos, Raul Levia Amador, Irene La Sentío, Juan Granados, Marco Flores.
In 2014, together with George Likoudis, he created the music bar “SPITI Art bar”, a venue that hosts many jazz and flamenco music groups with artists from Greece and abroad and organizes activities related to art and literature.
Since 2013 he has been teaching classical and Flamenco guitar in various cultural associations. In 2014 he creates, at the SPITI Art Bar, a group lesson that specializes in the technique, the repertoire and dance/song accompaniment of the Flamenco guitar.
At the same time he participates and organizes seminars, (Cante y Toque, Your mind on the guitar, Flamenco Interactive, One for all and everyone with the compas etc) with various Greek choreographers / dancers, on the communication of musicians and dancers in Flamenco music