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"The audience was quite impressed by guitarist George Hadjimarkou's excellent guitar arrangement ... which he performed with unrivaled sensitivity and faultless technical perfection."
-Greek News, USA

"... an excellent, formally trained, multitalented and extremelly versatile musician ..."
-Chairman Arts Committee of the Hellenic Cultural Center, USA

"... the virtuoso guitarist ...” -The National Herald, USA

"... a dedicated teacher and an impressive performer. It is obvious that he is devoted to his art and has the extraordinary ability to convey that to his students."
-Music Director of Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, USA

“... exceptional musician George Hadjimarkou ...”
-Press Release, Cyprus

"CD: Sinopsi. I very much enjoyed listening to it, and have been sharing it with my friends and colleagues. Personally, I enjoy "I Foni Tis Lismonias" and think you have an excellent singing voice. Also, I found your setting of "Piano" by D.H. Lawrence to be quite interesting. Your compositions are filled with unexpected yet choice harmonies. But I think everyone, including myself, to be intrigued by "To Yiasemi" as we don't hear much Cypriot music, and it was a fresh sound to our ears."
-Thomas Schuttenhelm, USA

"George Hadjimarkou, a new exciting face on the classical guitar scene gives a free of charge recital with works by Bach, Brouwer and Villa Lobos."
-South Brooklyn Network, USA

The “Mikrokosmos” ensemble has “... performed in some of the most prestigious theatres and Universities in the United States of America and have also toured Greece and Europe ...”
-Hellenic Communication Service, USA

“He proved himself to be an exceptional guitarist, composer … delved deeply into the style and interpretive aspects of the music. His performances as a Masters degree student were of the highest caliber while his compositions proved his rare talent on the field…he taught both with enthusiasm and self-reliance.”
-Jerry Willard, USA

Live performance of Iannis Xenakis’ “Oresteia – Aeschylus Suite”:
“…it was a rare experience that we had the chance to enjoy for the very first time in Cyprus. Mathematics, philosophy…connections, theories, ideas and achievements from ancient years to present, an essence of human culture. All these belong in logical rules and can be automatically translated in sound – symbols. In contrast to “conventional” music which doesn’t need explanation and you just enjoy it, this music creates an irresistible urge to seek, to “dig deeper”, a thirst to discover what is hidden behind every sound. The bet seemed difficult for the participants…However, as a mathematical theorem which happened by mistake, everything seemed to function smoothly and the spirit of the big experimenter sounded in every single corner of Strovolos’ Municipal Theatre, offering a satisfying dose of “stochastic music”. An unforgettable experience for the participants. It was well worth the effort.
-Phileleftheros Newspaper, Cyprus

CD: Αμμοχώστου Ωδές, «Στα 14 τραγούδια του νέου ψηφιακού δίσκου του Γιώργου Χατζημάρκου, ξεχειλίζει ο λυρισμός, η νοσταλγία, και ο νόστος για επιστροφή, σε μια επανενωμένη Κύπρο…ξεδιπλώνονται οι πτυχές της ψυχής ενός πρόσφυγα που για 43 χρόνια ατενίζει από μακριά τη Βασιλεύουσα χωρίς να μπορεί να επιστρέψει. Ενός πρόσφυγα στον ίδιο του τον τόπο, που έχει αφήσει για πάντα την καρδιά του στις γειτονιές που πρωτοπερπάτησε κι ένιωσε τα πρώτα της σκιρτήματα. Η μουσική του Γιώργου Χατζημάρκου, εξιστορεί έναν ανεκπλήρωτο έρωτα και μια ελπίδα που παραμένει για πάντα ζωντανή. Ελπίδα, ειρήνη για επανένωση του πολύπαθου νησιού μας.», Κύπρος

CD: Famagusta Odes, “The 14 songs on the new CD by George Hadjimarkou, flows lyricism, nostalgia and desire for return in a reunited Cyprus... unfolds the folds of the soul of a refugee who, for 43 years looks from afar Famagusta without being able to return. A refugee in his own place that has left his heart forever, in the neighborhoods he walked as a child and felt the first of fads. The music of George Hadjimarkou, portrays an unrequited love and a hope that remains forever alive. Hope, peace for reunification of our afflicted island.", Cyprus

CD: Γρηγόρης Αυξεντίου,
«Κυκλοφόρησε ο καινούριος ψηφιακός δίσκος του Γιώργου Χατζημάρκου, αφιερωμένος στον ήρωα Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου.
Η επιθυμία του συνθέτη να τιμήσει τον Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου, αγκαλιάστηκε με προθυμία από τον λαϊκό ποιητή Χαμπή Αχνιώτη, ο οποίος έγραψε την ποίηση στην Κυπριακή διάλεκτο και τα κείμενα στη Νεοελληνική. Ο Αλέξανδρος Αλεξάνδρου με τη μοναδική του ερμηνεία, ως σολίστ, έδωσε ένα ξεχωριστό χρώμα στο όλο έργο. Οι αφηγήσεις ζωντάνεψαν μνήμες του απελευθερωτικού αγώνα 1955-59 με τη φωνή του Νεοκλή Νεοκλέους και την επιμέλεια της Χαρούλας Αντωνίου. Η μουσική, η ενορχήστρωση, η ηχογράφηση και η επεξεργασία, ανήκουν στον Γιώργο Χατζημάρκου που έπαιξε και τα περισσότερα μουσικά όργανα του δίσκου. Το έργο περιλαμβάνει ορχηστρικά μέρη, τραγούδια για σολίστ και μικτή χορωδία, καθώς και αφηγήσεις σκιαγραφώντας τη ζωή του μεγάλου ήρωα από τη γέννηση μέχρι τη θυσία του. »
-philenews/ΚΥΠΕ, Κύπρος
-sigmalive, Κύπρος

CD: Grigoris Afxentiou,
"The new digital album by George Ηadjimarkou, dedicated to the hero Grigori Afxentiou, has been released. The composer's desire to honor Grigoris Afxentiou was eagerly embraced by the popular poet Hambis Achniotis, who wrote poetry in the Cypriot dialect and texts in Modern Greek. Alexandros Alexandrou, with his unique interpretation as a soloist, gave a distinct color to the whole work. The narratives brought back memories of the liberation struggle of 1955-59 with the voice of Neocles Neocleous and the editing of Haroula Antoniou. Music, orchestration, recording and editing belong to George Hadjimarkou who also played most of the album's musical instruments. The work includes orchestral parts, songs for soloist and mixed choir, as well as narratives sketching the life of the great hero from birth to his sacrifice."
-philenews/ΚΥΠΕ, Κύπρος
-sigmalive, Κύπρος

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