Thomas was born in Larissa Greece in 1990. He started his studies on classical guitar at the age of 11. He graduated from Modern Conservatory of Larissa at the age of 20 from Mr.Theodoros Charos guitar class. He attended postgratuate lessons in Thessaloniki with Pr.Fotis Koutsothodoros along with seminars at International Guitar festivals of Greece.He also has a distinction in electric guitar from RGT University of London.
He has performed as a soloist in various cities of Greece and Vienna, also collaborated with other artists (Guitartetto,The Blue Jazz Duo,Steelmuse) and he has presented and recorded his own compositions. His latest works were published by Bergmann Edition and Candyrat Records, getting great reviews.His repertoire includes classical and modern composes as well his own compositions. Since 2015 he is the artistic director of the Larissa Guitar Festival (Greece).
Thomas released his first solo album 'In Memoriam' in January of 2018 with music of Astor Piazzolla, well known Jazz standards and his own compositions.
Since 2010 until now he teaches guitar at the Modern Conservatory of Larissa and Guitar Conservatory 'Kitharodeio' and at the Music Conservatory of Nikaia.
Thomas is sponsored by RMacoustics and plays a 'Vasilis Sigletos' handmade classical guitar(GR).
''...The Greek guitarist Thomas Athanaselos, who besides playing splendidly throughout this album, also wrote three attractive and engrossing works of his own...Athanaselos does an outstanding job putting across the many different moods...This is a guitarist to watch for!''
March 2018, Classical guitar magazine © Blair Jackson
'...Athanaselo's playing is full of crisp colors and feeling; it's a piece of light and darkness, joy and melancholy, and Athanaselos renders each part with clarity and precision. Whether playing single-note lines, complex chordal passages, or delicate melodies, Athanaselos seems fully in control of his instrument...''
July 2018, Minor 7th © Κirk Albrecht
''...Athanaselos, shows an undeniable mastery of his instrument, a wonderful sound and an excellent knowledge of the repertoire...''
September 2018, Neuguitars © Andrea Aguzzi
''Thomas Athanaselos' playing is stunning! His album 'In Memoriam' moves between classical and jazz music, combined in a exquisite repertoire of contemporary guitar. His musicality , mastery of technique and his genuiness of sentiments characterize his method and his creative quest. Thanks to all those elements, the auditor takes pleasure in these two superb music worlds.''
(Guitarist-composer, member of the Union of Greek Musicians)
2017 by Thomas Athanaselos