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George Kontogiorgos / Bio

During the 60s and 70s, he had a successful career as songwriter, arranger and conductor of music ensembles, in record studios. He recorded more than 70 ballads and popular songs for well-known popular singers. One of his songs is included in a golden record. He also arranged more than 250 songs by many other composers. His classical composition repertoire includes works for solo instruments, orchestral ensembles, chamber orchestra, string quartet, concertos for piano and for guitar, and vocal works too. He is recipient of International Prizes and Awards including the 1st Prize from the «Classical Marimba League», International Composition Competition 2007, USA, in the Classical style category and Honorable Mention from the "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores" Contest, USA 2012. During the recent years, his compositions were performed by the «New Hellenic Quartet» and the «Bridge» String Quartet, the Camerata Orchestra of Fiends of Music, the Colour’s Orchestra and the Patras’ Orchestra (Hellas), the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Poland), the International Doctor’s Philharmonia «Giuseppe Sinopoli» (Italy) and the Tapiola Sinfonietta (Finland), and soloists through performances, such as baritone Spyros Sakkas (Hellas), percussionists Beverley Johnston (Canada), Demetris Desyllas (Hellas) and Ryszard Habe (Poland), violinists George Demertzis and Sergiu Nastasa (Hellas), pianists Maria Asteriadou (USA) and Lorenda Ramou (Hellas), guitarists Pavlos Kanellakis (Hellas) and Janne Malinen (Finland), and organist Paul Ayres (UK). Premieres of his music from include venues such as St. George's Cathedral (London, UK), the Megaron Athens Concert Hall (Athens, Hellas), Jagiellonian University Botanic Garden, Galicia Museum and St. Peter’s and Paul’s Basilica (Krakow, Poland), Basilica di San Lorenzo (Florence, Italy), Tapiola Hall (Espoo-Helsinki, Finland), Uxbridge Music Hall (Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada), Crawford, Municipal Art Gallery (Cork, Ireland), Sandy Ford Church (Dublin, Ireland), Jan Hus Church (Manhattan, New York City, NY, USA) and Morphy Hall (Madison WI, USA).

General Info

Band Members
George Kontogiorgos - Composer
Artist Name
George Kontogiorgos
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/georgekontogiorgos
Active Since
01/10
Genres
Classical / Contemporary / World

Contact Info

Location
Athens, GR
Manager
George Kontogiorgos

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