‘’String Demons’’ started their World adventure from Athens, as a worthy rival to the top international bands of their genre.
Through their classical instruments, two siblings from Greece, Constantinos and Lydia Boudounis, set the stage on fire in all their shows and offer a unique musical experience capturing the audience’s attention and gaining huge fans wherever they perform.
Classical music meets Heavy Metal, traditional and folk music meet Rock in an unpredictable performance that excites the audience featuring compositions from Iron Maiden, Queen, Chatzidakis, Bach, Vivaldi, Theodorakis, Tsitsanis etc. that we’ve listened to a thousand times before but never by the “String Demons”. Drums, other percussion and electric instruments fight against classical instruments creating a vivid impact and producing a unique Dionysian atmosphere strongly influenced by Christian hymns and Byzantine rhythms.
The cellist Constantinos Boudounis and the violinist Lydia Boudounis, a.k.a. “String Demons”, began working together in March 2014 after a long period of studying, competition awards, music recordings and concerts in several music halls and stages throughout Greece (Megaron - The Athens and Thessaloniki Concert Halls, The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Parnassos Literary Society, Municipal Theaters etc.) and abroad (USA, France, Austria, United Kingdom, Italy, Turkey).
Studying under Renato Ripo and Dimitri Semsi, respectively, they both got their diplomas with top marks and the “A” award, while having also attended seminars and master classes under Misha Maisky, Sergei Kravtsenko, Natalia Gutman, Raphael Oleg and Antonio Meneses. They have both been honored with awards and medals in competitions and have performed as solo artists in CD's such as “Evangelos Boudounis: 100 Guitars at the Herodeon”, “Historia de un Amor”, “Live at the Megaron”, “The Athens Concert Hall”. Also, they have many times recorded their concerts for EBU and the Greek Radio.
Since 2004, they have been members of the large guitar soloists ensemble of Evangelos Boudounis “100 guitars”, and since 2014 they have been performing live on stages such as the Megaron Concert Hall, the Badminton Theater, the unique Odeon of Herodes Atticus and other places accompanied by this impressive ensemble of 100 guitars.