Greek Audience Feedback
Audience feedback about Julie Ziavras sings"Simply Mavroudis":
Lovely vocals and beautiful music!
I like this alot. Thank you. Very gorgeous music...and not typical music.
Awesome music, incredible voice of Julie Ziavras
A hidden gem was this cd that I was lucky to find by chance. Of course I am familiar with the music of Mavroudis which I collect, but on this cd the awesome surprise was the collaboration of his music with Julie's incredible voice. Bravo, Bravo, Bravo!
Outstanding music with an incredible vocal
by Julie Ziavras
could give this more than 5 stars I would. I had never heard of Julie Ziavras
and just fell into this CD by accident. What an incredible voice she has and the
music as lovely as could be. This CD is being recommended to all of my friends
who are interested in quality. BRAVO!!!! Efrosine
Outstanding! Superb voice and music. One of
Julie's best classical Greek CD's-
Ann Serlin (Rosalea)
I have never missed Julie Ziavras's concerts in NY
and I always enjoyed her unique style, her pure vocal sound, her exquisite
training, woven into a fine tapestry of both historical, classical Greek
renditions-yet keeping the contemporary heart in mind as well. Her classical
training, her command of the guitar, and voice is a thrill to listen to. This CD
captures the soul of the poetry of the Ancient Greek Heritage exemplified by
Mavroudis, as well as the voice and sound of neo-classical hearts of all
mankind. One doesn't have to even understand the language to experience the
feeling. The melody and translations included personifies the experience. Her
voice leaves one breathless. Congratulations, Julie, you certainly did it again.
Bravo, Julie, Bravo!!!
||5/17/09 re: Hellenic Music Foundation "Mousikes Anamnisis"
|You were thrilling to hear yesterday – my friend and I think it is worth
a long trip to hear you do Boheme... just wanted you to know my friend
also loved the voices, especially yours, and she is a frequent concert
and opera aficionado she may come with me to Boheme.
||2/22/08 Re: Julie's Greek cruise
|You sing like a poulaki! You also sound like Nana Maskouri - I'm
sure you have been told that.
I'm so sorry I didn't take the time to introduce myself to you on the cruise
- although we had 20 from Cleveland, some did not always appear because
of our dinner time. I, personally, not only enjoyed your singing
but enjoyed dancing as well. I look forward to hearing you sing again.
||Katia Zallas, President, Hellic Music Foundation
||11/18/07 Re: Julie's concert with Serafim Lazos
|I want to congratulate you and Lazo for the wonderful concert at Stathakion
last Sunday. It was a great pleasure listening to both of you interpret
all those beautiful Greek songs.
Yesterday I finished listening to your entire CD. Your voice is so
wonderful. So warm and so musical. You have a BEAUTIFUL voice Julie and you
should do more CD's so that people can enjoy this beautiful talent of yours
every single day. Of course more concerts too.
Again congratulations. It is a pleasure to listen to your singing.
||5/26/06 re: Julie's CD "Greek
|It was delightful to get your note
– the C.D. is terrific – I love it – the choices are great; the band is really good - all of them especially the
piano and bouzouki. If Hadjidakis were alive he would have personally
chosen you to sing his songs. I had met him about twenty years ago when I
travelled to Greece with a new boyfriend who was a very close friend of his and
we spent a lot of time with Manos - a really and truly lovely man. I have a lot
of his records which he took out of his library and inscribed to me. By the way
my favorite of the composers is Xarchakos - the night I was so thrilled with
your voice at the Greenwich benefit you sang some of my favorites of his at my
request. You were adorable. The
only drawback to the C.D. is that your presence and personality - which are so
fantastic - are missing - of course there's nothing like a live
||Frank Farmlett Red Door Studio-recording
||10/06/05 re: Greek
Heritage Music & Arts Festival 6/11/05, Catskill Arts Society
|The music touches me
deeply, sometimes bringing tears to my eyes; especially the "hospitality" song,
the "one salty tear" song, "The Road of Dreams", the song with the bouzouki
takseem, and the song about the girl taken away to a harem. The songs have so
much heart and feeling. The bouzouki reminds me of the way my father used to
play the mandolin.
||06/20/05 re: Greek
program of Xarchakos & Rembetika at Stamford, CT
was a pleasure hearing you and seeing you yesterday. Your singing truly moves my
soul. I wasn’t trying to be flattering; my comment came from the heart. Before I
started to come to Acroama, I frequent Microcosmos for a while, I didn’t care
for it. One visit to Acroama and I was totally captivated. It wasn’t just your
voice, it was also music that you sang; eclectic, tasteful; just like yesterday.
You sing what I love; the music of Greece’s great composers, Theodorakis,
Hatzidakis, Xarhakos, Markopoulos, Savopoulos. I love Kostas Hatzis, though it
is not for his voice but for his lyrics and music. I like poetic music; music
that has a meaning and a message, music and poetry that talks about freedom,
justice, poverty, and love. You sing with great passion. As you sang watched
your face, your expressions, your smile, your body language; you felt the
lyrics, you felt the music; it was as if the words meant something to you.
After I learned that Acroama was closed, I inquired about you and the
place, hoping that you moved to a different location. I was told that you were
touring Greece, giving concerts. Though I did not know it to be true for sure, I
felt good knowing you during your humble beginnings. You have great talent, a
voice that parallels the well known vocalists of Greece, Maria Farantouri and
Nana Mouskouri. You have a gift, a voice of great purity, clarity and range, a
soprano as talented and skillful as Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand; vocalists
No more compliments;
regardless how true they may be, just a great big THANK YOU for yesterday’s concert. I am
usually very reserved and I don’t pay compliments often; what I said to you
though was effortless. The words just poured out. I tend to be critical, and
judgmental; you and your group were perfect. I wish you all the best and great success.