Thanasis Polykandriotis Composer, Bouzouki soloist, Music teacherThanasis Polykandriotis is a Greek composer, multi- instrumentalist and master of the bouzouki. His career highlight was his participation at the opening ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games performing live with his orchestra of 47 bouzoukis. He is especially known for his participation in multiple Greek music recordings, collaborations and first ever launches of songs and albums. He has composed numerous hits performed by great Greek popular singers.
He has performed in the greatest theatres and concert halls of Europe, the United States and Australia, such as the Royal Albert Hall (London), the Opera House (Sydney), the Kennedy Center, the Carnegie Hall (United States), Shanghai Concert Hall (Shanghai).
He created the bouzouki music ensemble “Oi Epomenoi – The Next Generation’’ to fulfil a lifelong need to transmit his love for traditional musical instruments to the younger generations and to bring together those who truly appreciate the power of Greek popular music.
The only orchestra in Greece comprising solely of bouzouki, ' Oi Epomenoi' aim to offer audiences a unique experience through their musical improvisations, spontaneous compositions (taksim), as well as renderings of favorite, familiar songs that reflect Greek culture through the ages.
The composer’s music path has gone beyond the folk musical approach. His journey’s end was to incorporate the bouzouki among the classical concert instruments, so that the audience would now accept it as such. As a result, the 1st Bouzouki Concert is born.
Digital release of Alain Lefèvre’s new composition Mati, featuring special guest star Thanasis Polykandriotis
On Friday, 24 July 2020, Warner Classics releases a first track from Alain Lefèvre’s forthcoming album Opus 7, set for release in 2021. A video excerpt is also available online https://youtu.be/XaBYnkwZpMU . Alain Lefèvre on Mati: The most famous of...