Violin & Guitar
Maria Manousaki – violin
Apostolos Leventopoulos – acoustic, nylon and archtop guitar
Maria Manousaki and Apostolos Leventopoulos met while studying at Berklee College of Music, and have been friends and musical associates ever since. They have played together over the years in numerous groups and places of the world. Violin & Guitar plays a mix of jazz, pop, acoustic and world music, presented through the warmth and intimacy of an all acoustic duet, but is sometimes also augmented with other musicians depending on venue and event.
Based in New York City, the violinist Maria Manousaki is a musician with an international presence in Jazz and World music. She studied with a scholarship at Berklee College of Music conservatory in Boston, and graduated with honors. She has appeared at many prestigious events and auspicious venues around the world, such as the Perth Concert Hall in Australia, the Frank Sinatra School of The Arts in New York, the MoMA museum of modern arts, the Lincoln Center, the closing ceremony for the Mediterranean Olympic Games in Pescara Italy and others. She has opened for Sting and the Pet Shop Boys, has played live with the famous Gypsy Jazz group Rosenberg trio, and has appeared in a video clip of the famous singer Adele. She has two albums under her name, “Sole Voyage” 2016 and “Hidden Trails” 2019.