Christos Hatzis / Bio

With Juno awards and a SOCAN Award to his credit in addition to other national and international awards and a slew of new commissions by internationally recognized touring artists such as violinist Hilary Hahn, percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, soprano Suzie Leblanc, the Pacifica Quartet, the Montreal and Winnipeg Symphony orchetras and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra among others and pop sigers Sarah Slean, George Dalaras and others, Christos Hatzis is widely recognized as “one of the most important composers writing today” (CBC), “a contemporary Canadian Master” (the New Yorker) and “a Canadian icon and an international cultural institution” (See Magazine). An unusually large number of performances and CD recordings of his music for Deutsche Grammphon, Naxos, EMI, Analekta, Sony, CBC, Centrediscs and other major and independent labels as well wide internet distribution of his audio playlist (close to two million hits since 2008) have garnered a loyal international following for his music which is growing exponentially every year. Hatzis’ music is influenced by early Christian spirituality, Pythagorean and Hermetic ideas, his own Byzantine music heritage, world cultures and religions, and various classical, jazz and pop music idioms from the past and present. He is a believer in borderless culture and the uninhibited flow of cultural information. A professor of composition at the University of Toronto, Hatzis writes extensively on these and other related subjects. His writings, audio playlists and other information about the composer are available at www.hatzis.com

General Info

Artist Name
Christos Hatzis
Profile Page
Classical / Contemporary / World, cross-over

Contact Info

Toronto, ON, CA