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Greek Composer Vangelis Papathanasiou Passes Away

World renowned Greek composer Vangelis Papathanasiou, known professionally simply as Vangelis, passed away at 79, according to an announcement made on Thursday. The composer, who won an Oscar award for composing the score for the film Chariots of Fire (1981),...

World Pays Homage to Great Greek Mikis Theodorakis

Countries from all over the world paid homage to Mikis Theodorakis, the greatest Greek composer in its history, whose music has touched generations. Mikis, as he is affectionately known by millions of Greeks around the world, died at his home...

Remembering Mikis Theodorakis’ Last Concert in Panathenaic Stadium

As Greece and the world mourn the death of Mikis Theodorakis, Greece's greatest composer, many have reflected on the music icon's last concert held in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens in 2017. In a tribute to the legendary composer, a...

Greek Songwriter Takis Mousafiris Passes Away

Greek composer and songwriter Takis Mousafiris passed away with the coronavirus on Thursday, according to a statement from his family.

Young Greek Piano Prodigy Dazzles Athenians at Temple of Olympian Zeus

Stelios Kerasidis, the seven-year-old Greek pianist and composer who has stunned the globe with his talent, dazzled the crowd gathered on Wednesday at an event inaugurating Greece’s presidency of the Council of Europe at the Temple of Olympian Zeus...

Premier Mitsotakis Meets With Composer Mikis Theodorakis

Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Saturday afternoon with the great composer and lyricist Mikis Theodorakis at the latter's home in Athens. The two men have a long-lasting relationship since Theodorakis was also friends with the Prime Minister's father, Konstantinos...

Greek Composer Thanos Mikroutsikos Dies at 72

Thanos Mikroutsikos one of the most influential Greek composers of recent decades has died on Saturday at the age of 72. Mikroutsikos died at the Athens' Metropolitan hospital where he was treated for cancer. In his last message on Facebook on...

Renowned Composer Giannis Spanos Passes Away at 85

The well-known Greek composer and lyricist Giannis Spanos died on Thursday, October 31 at the age of 85. With a career spanning several decades in Greece's music industry, Spanos studied at a young age in the country's national music school,...

Greece's Leading Rock Guitarist Yannis Spathas Dies at 69

Considered one of the top guitarists in Greece and one of the founders of the Socrates music band, Yannis Spathas, passed away on Saturday at the age of 69. Yannis Spathas (November 30, 1950 -July 6, 2019) was a Greek...

Six-Year Old Greek Pianist is Now a Composer (video)

Stelios Kerasidis, the 6-year-old Greek pianist who has stunned the world with his talent, recently composed a moving song which he dedicated to his beloved sister. Apart from his talent in playing the piano, which he began to play at...