Eva Atmatzidou was born and raised in Giannitsa, a small town in the North of Greece. She has studied Music and Psychology. She writes and sings her own songs, performs as songwriter, musician and also teaches. In 2013 she started composing for solo guitar also. Since 2006 she lives in Athens.


Music Studies

At the age of 7 she began studying the piano. Five years later she started studying classical guitar, along with the basic theoretical studies at the local conservatory of her birth town. In 1997 she continued her studies in Classical Guitar, Harmony and Counterpoint in Thessaloniki, having realized that she would deal more seriously with music. In 2003 she completes her Classical Guitar Degree under the supervision of her teacher Loucia Samourkas. She has attended various classical guitar masterclasses with R. Aussel, R. Dyens and others. She has also attended jazz guitar improvisation classes, as well as Modern Harmony, History of Art, modern singing classes and Jypsy Jazz masterclasses. Furthermore she plays the bouzouki and the mandolin.


Psychology Studies 

In 1999 she gets accepted as a student at the Department of Psychology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her special interest is in Educational and Developmental Psychology. After receiving her Degree in Psychology, she has attended specialized education on Learning Disabilities and on Counseling Children, Parents and Teachers.


As a songwriter

Her first song was written by the age of 10. She composed just music on her father's lyrics. The next few songs were also written on her father's lyrics. By the age of 17 she writes both music and lyrics for her songs.In 2006, when her studies on Psychology and Music were completed in Thessaloniki, she had already gathered enough songs and moved to Athens seeking for more musical experiences and a place to publish her songs. In 2010 her first comprehensive work was published, a CD named “Mataio Roz” with eleven songs, all composed, orchestrated and sung by her, except two of her songs that were sung by the Greek singer Lizeta Kalimeri. As a song writer, all these years, she plays her songs on stage either on her own concerts or playing with other artists.


As a musician

Eva started performing as a classical and acoustic guitarist at the age of 17, participating in various bands that were mainly playing Greek music and “rembetika”. Since 2006, when she moved in Athens, she has met and collaborated with many Greek artists, touring around Greece and abroad in live concerts, playing the guitar, the bouzouki, the mandolin and singing. She has also been recording as a musician for other artists' cd's (Alexiou, Lidakis and others).


Solo guitar

In February 2013 Eva presents her first composition for solo guitar, named Rondat, combining the philosophy of fingerstyle playing and classical guitar with the technique of picking and the sound of acoustic guitar. In September 2014 her second composition for solo acoustic guitar, named “Tsouka Rossa”, was released on her youtube channel. It is a composition based on a Greek traditional mode named "nikriz‟, dissected through different styles, rhythms and techniques. “Tsouka Rossa” was featured at the American record label Candyrat Records youtube channel, as a guest artist's video.


Recent news

Her debut solo guitar album, "TRENOVA" has been released on May 2016 through Candyrat Records! It includes 8 original compositions for solo acoustic and 12string guitar. She compines different techniques, idioms and the pure acoustic sound with some effects. You can find the album and the tabs for the compositions at Candyrat's site: https://www.candyrat.com/artists/evaatmatzidou/