I was born in Athens, Greece.
I have performed internationally as a solo classical guitarist and I have composed widely for solo guitar, flamenco-jazz groups, and the theatre.
Flamenco Odyssey is one of my major works in which, I aimed for listeners to experience flamenco from the vantage point of a traveler immersed in the timbres and flavors of both Eastern and Western cultures.
Odyssey is a voyage. Odysseus is me, Odysseus is you, and Odysseus is every single person who chooses to go through adventures in order to reach the harbor of self-realization.
This record is my own odyssey. I walk past the different forms of flamenco, experiencing them from the point of view of a traveler who carries within him the flavors and timbres of both Eastern and Western cultures. The tracks in this record are moments from this walk.
Christos Tzifakis (b. 1969)
‘Pay attention to Christos Tzifakis, the young guitarist which I conducted in Holland recently. His talent is supported by a remarkable technique … this young man plays with twenty fingers …’
– Leo Brouwer, Hollywood, 1994
‘What makes Christos Tzifakis so special, is that he took the big risk to enter the world of flamenco and understand it deeply … his concerto is an alchemy of feelings and sensations …’
– Joaquin Grilo, Athens, 2010