Nektarios Papageorgiou is a clarino player, composer and instructor from Trikala, Greece with a rich background in Byzantine music. While studying clarino at the prestigious University of Macedonia (Salonica, Greece) under the great Manos Ahalinotopoulos, Nektarios has taught, performed and recorded in Greece and abroad for over a decade. He has collaborated with many distinguished artists, including Petroloukas Halkias, Areti Ketime, Glykeria and others and is one of the core members of Provadouroi.
Giorgos Retos is a multi-instrumentalist with nearly 15 years of performance experience with a variety of Greek traditional and folk ensembles. Also a core member of the band Provadouroi, he has performed as a guitarist, bouzouki and laouto player in concert across Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Serbia and Nigeria.
Ilias Papantoniou is an accomplished and versatile percussionist from Larissa, Greece. A classical percussion and traditional dance student since childhood, his early studies in traditional Greek percussion led him to Istanbul, Turkey, where he studied darbouka with the internationally acclaimed master, Misirli Ahmet. He later travelled to Spain, where he was accepted to study for a Master’s degree at Berklee Valencia (Berklee College of Music – Valencia, ES) and devoted himself to Latin percussion under the tutelage of the great Yoel Paez. Since then, he’s been travelling, teaching and performing as a member of the Percuaction Global Percussion Network around Europe and South America.