Foti Lycouridis grew up in Athens, Greece and came to the US in 1981 to study music. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance and a Master of Music in Music Theory from the University of Portland. He has studied analysis and composition with Thomas Svoboda whose music became the subject of his Master’s thesis research. Foti has transcribed music of Cimarosa, Mozart, Chopin, Purcel, Mompou, Jimenez, Hatzidakis, Ravel and Cage for guitar duo, trio and quartet. He’s also been a member of the Geminus Guitar Duo and the Cascadia Guitar Duo.