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“Game of Thrones” in… Ancient Greece? 

An amazing GoT fans’ videoclip by Greek amateur and professional musicians, playing our workshop ancient replica instruments! Damn worth watching it! “A bit of Ancient Greece, and a bit of Hollywood at the same time! The handcrafted ancient replica lyres by Luthieros are one-of-a-kind!” – e-radio.gr “The Greeks, who revived the ancient lyre, are playing the theme song of GoT!”news247.gr “Wonderful! GoT song played exclusively with ancient Greek lyres!”komistes.gr


Michael Levy playing our Phorminx…  

During his first visit to the homeland of Luthieros, here is Michael Levy playing a fully functional, beautifully handmade 9-string Phorminx!  


“Playing with a Luthieros Cithara… 

I’m having terrific fun teaching myself to play the new Golden Age Cithara from LUTHIEROS. One of the most interesting features of these types of instruments is that the movable yoke affects the tuning of each string differently, depending on the physical location of the string on the instrument. […] I understand why the ancient “kitharoides” enjoyed rock star status. These instruments can SING in a unique, very distinctive, human way which is something non-articulated lyres cannot do. I think that is why citharas were often decorated with a human face, with the bridge as the mouth, and the sound holes as eyes (sometimes with carefully painted or inlaid eyebrows).” Peter Pringle


A therapeutist playing our lyre…  

My name is Sarah Schwartz, and I am a music educator, string specialist (cello) and certified therapeutic harpist living and working in Medina, Ohio USA. […] It has a wonderfully rich and ancient sound.  I’m very pleased with the quality of their workmanship as well as the light Michael Levy is shining upon this archetypal instrument, which is deeply rooted in the human soul. Blessings and peace, Sarah http://www.HarpVesselOfLight.com


A night in the museum…  

We are usually playing middle age and renaissance music and now we try to enter the field of greek/roman culture. Luthieros’s instruments are one of a kind! After getting used to the Psaltery, we didn’t hesitate to order a King Lyre of Pan (Kylix), a true masterpiece of Anastasios.

Musical greetings from Switzerland,

Gertrud Staub


A Luthieros lyre in Japan!  

I have received a warm support and an excellent customer survive through Luthieros’s team! The Marvelous Lyre of Olympus (13 string version) is accompanying me at many different activities including live acts, theatre plays and much more!

Whats more, soon a series of lessons in Japanese will be available, spreading Luthiero’s work along with Ancient Greek Civilization across the world!

Futaba Sato


Professional musicians choosing a lyre…  

I met Luthieros at their stand during last year’s Musikmesse Frankfurt (Germany). From the first moment i wanted to make sure that such as beautiful artworks would sound as good as they look like. Soon i realized that i was holding a fully functional instrument (Apollo’s lyre) with 13 strings that you can play in many different ways. The sound is warm and clear because of its soundboard made by goatskin.

Katja Moslehner – Professional musician


A desire to be finally fulfilled!  

I ve been playing guitar on a professional level for the last 40 years but I always had the desire to dig into the roots of my culture.Through playing the ancient Greek lyre,I could fulfill this desire and open my musical space in even wider spheres. Today my playing with the lyre includes more spiritual and ethnic dimensions.

Thanasis Kleopas Namaste

www.namasteband.com


A Sambuca one of a kind…  

Ailing Sai was born in Tokyo and studied harp under Ms. Ayako Shinozaki at the Kunitachi College of Music and Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Her first album “Hana-Ichirin, A Flower Bringing the Warmth” was released by King Records in 2007 and features music and folk songs of the West and Orient arranged and performed for solo harp. Ailing’s debut recital, held at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in May, 2008, was received with rave reviews and covered by Fox channel × Maybelline NY “Power of Maybe.”

“I found Luthieros’s work through a personal search about ancient reconstructions of actual fully functional instruments. The result was above my expectations; the sound of the Sambuca is absolutely astonishing! Τhis beautiful instrument sounds better than i expected!”

Played in the event that the image of an ancient incense and sound with Eriyo Watanabe , everyone was so pleased with it.
Ailing Sai ( Harpist)

 

Eriyo Watanabe

 


Praise the rhythm…  

When i have hold this musical instrument cymbal (drum) the first time they told me that it resembled as holding the ”full moon”..

It feels like being one pant with this musical instrument while playing. Its sound transport us to an another time; one with nymphs and fairies and goddesses praising the nature with cymbals and strings.. Congratulations to ”Luthieros music instruments”, for their faith to the good manufacturing of this musical instrument based on the Ancient Greek traditions and the innovation in the tuning system.

Athina Chatzikou – Percussion teacher for children

 


Enchanting instrument…  

Before finding your website, I had no idea about what exactly was an ancient greek lyre or how to play it. I wanted to buy a lyre for my beloved’s birthday, who is very fond of traditional greek music. As it was supposed to be a surprise and out of excitement, I ordered the Lyre of Aphrodite (A 7 strings beauty, same like it’s name) a month in advance. From the very first contact with the Luthieros team, I had a warm and exquisite support. When I first held the lyre in my hands and played, I was lured. The true owner of the lyre loves it, and we both enjoy a lot playing and listening in turn 🙂 The lyre has a deep and enchanting sound. To play and to listen to it is a heart-warming experience.

 

Asu S., yoga instructor
Istanbul, Turkey

You don’t have to be a professional musician…  

Hello,

These pictures are of me at the Old Jackson County Courthaouse in Jacksonville, Oregon, USA. I live in Medford, about 8 miles from this spot. I love my kithara! 

Thanks to Luthieros, a dream came true and i’m by far pleased with the sound of this beautiful instrument!

Scott Miller – amateur musician

 

 


A travel to Immortal’s Land…  

In a special evening at Tokyo National Museum dedicated to “a Travel to Immortal’s Land”, full with music by three of Luthieros MusicInstruments replicas of Ancient Greek Lyres lighting once again Ancient Greek Civilization.

Katsuya Shirai, Shishin Fujimura,  Futaba Sato

photos: Junko Nagata

 


Luthieros in Hollywood…  

Dear Luthieros,

The lyre was fantastic to play. We made some beautiful textures with it by bowing it. It is featured in a couple of scenes (Ben Hur) being plucked as well. Thanks again for the beautiful instrument. Here’s a picture of Marco and the Marvelous Lyre of Olympus!

Buck Sanders and Marco Beltrami

Marco Beltrami is an American composer best known for his stirring orchestral horror, action, and science fiction film scores, which include multiple collaborations with director/producer Wes Craven for movies like Scream, Mimic (1997), Scream 2, and The Faculty (1998), The Crow: Salvation and Scream 3 (2000), Joy Ride (2001), Resident Evil (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), and Hellboy (2004) (again with del Toro), among other regular work such as on TV’s The Practice. In 2007, he earned his first Academy Award nomination for the western remake 3:10 to Yuma, with another nomination the following year for Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker. The next decade brought continued success in Hollywood, including Scream 4 (2011), The Woman in Black (2012), A Good Day to Die Hard (2013), The Giver (2014), Fantastic Four (with Philip Glass) and Hitman: Agent 47 (2015), and Ben-Hur (2016). For more, read here.


A storyteller’s work…  

When I use my lyre for storytelling it gets great interest, and the sound really seems to grip people. It’s quite different from the other string instruments I play, and I really cherish its gutty sound, which seems much more atmospheric than many modern instruments.

Richard York, storyteller in England

 

 

 


Ancient Bendir workshop…  

Luthieros’s design and development research provide high quality instruments that are used by my students in our workshop. Its great to see that a luthier can combine professional’s requirements with modern techniques adding such an important feature as tuning in the most sophisticated way. I would strongly recommend an instrument by Luthieros for both students and professional musicians.

Nikos Varelas, professional musician and instructor

 


Ancient Lyre for everybody…  

During the last three years i had the chance to introduce ancient lyre’s tutorials to more than a hundred of students with no music background at all. My personal experience confirms that Ancient Greek Lyre is an instrument much easier to learn than many of string instruments (classic guitar etc) not only to study ancient Greek melodies and culture but also to compose music.

Lina Palera, professional musician and instructor

 

 

 


Recording with Luthieros lyres…  

Several compositions by ancient lyre virtuoso Lina Palera, playing on top quality and fully functional replicas of ancient Greek lyres made by Luthieros Workshop (as part of the “Lyre 2.0 Project”). Among the others, hear an amazing improvisation on the “Epitaph of Seikilos” melody, or compositions based on surviving ancient or modern melodies!


Michael Levy playing our lyre…  

More than 35 melodies and videos played by the most well-known ancient lyre player around the world, Michael Levy, using exclusively a Luthieros lyre… the “Lyre of Apollo III”. Stay tuned, as this YouTube playlist is being updated quite regularly with new amazing songs!

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