Famous Greek Pianists

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(One of the Best-Selling Musical Artists and Leading Figure of 20th-Century New Age Music)

Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kalamata, Greece

Yanni is a Greek keyboardist, pianist, composer, and music producer. He achieved international recognition by organizing and producing concerts at historic monuments, such as Taj Mahal, Burj Khalifa, and the Great Sphinx of Giza. Adhering to his one world, one people philosophy, Yanni works with musicians of various nationalities to create music that incorporates an eclectic fusion of ethnic sounds.


Dimitri Mitropoulos
Birthdate: February 18, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: November 2, 1960

Dimitri Mitropoulos was a Greek composer, conductor, and pianist. Apart from his orchestral career, he also conducted opera; from 1954 to 1960, Mitropoulos was the chief conductor of New York's Metropolitan Opera. His dramatically vivid and musically incisive performances of Puccini, Richard Strauss, and Verdi remain templates of the opera conductors' art.


Maurice Abravanel
Birthdate: January 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece
Died: September 22, 1993

Greek-born composer Maurice Abravanel was forced to study medicine initially but later dropped out to focus on music. He became the youngest conductor of New York’s Metropolitan Opera and also served as the director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra for over 3 decades. He received countless honors, including the National Medal of Arts

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