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Manos Achalinotopoulos

Manos Achalinotopoulos

Manos Achalinotopoulos


Manos Achalinotopoulos was born and grew up in Athens he lived with his Asia Minor origin parents. At the age of 9, he started learning to play the flute and clarinet. After finishing high school, he studied Education and then Political Science in Athens University. Since his young age he participated in traditional music performances collaborating with many musicians specialized in this kind of musical idiom, like: Tassia Verra, Chronis Aidonides, George koros, Aristidis Moschos e.t.c. Read more on Last.fm
Manos Achalinotopoulos was born and grew up in Athens he lived with his Asia Minor origin parents. At the age of 9, he started learning to play the flute and clarinet. After finishing high school, he studied Education and then Political Science in Athens University. Since his young age he participated in traditional music performances collaborating with many musicians specialized in this kind of musical idiom, like: Tassia Verra, Chronis Aidonides, George koros, Aristidis Moschos e.t.c. In 1987, he is awarded with the prize of best soloist at the festival of Ithaca, while in 1986 he participates with Greek group at the Pan-Mediterranean Festival of Folklore Music at Valencia in Spain and at Corsica. In 1991, he was chosen as the best soloist in clarinet to participate at the East - West Musical Meeting and Tour with Peter Kowald, Charlie Mariano, Okay Temiz, Radi Abou Khalil, Daily Ross and others. In 1993, together with composer and lyre player Elias Papadopoulos, he creates the musical group "Ellispontos" and that way organizes various activities (recordings, television and live performances) in Hellas and aboard. Manos Achalinotopoulos has traveled playing clarinet, cawal, shawm and flutes I more than 35 countries all over the world, while participating in concerts and Festivals of a great prestige. Since 1994 he studied and graduates the Department of Theory of Music and Musicology at the Faculty of Philosophical School in Athens University while at the same time he occupies himself with a lot of research. At the same time he studies Byzantine music, as well a High Studies in Theory of European Music with Michalis Travlos. As of recently, he participated in recordings of the group "IASIS" while he also appeared with them, forming a background music, with his traditional wind instruments at many of their concerts. He has personal production in discography like: Hyacinth (Sony Classical)(1998) The tradition Clarinet (FM records)(1996) Live in Amsterdam with Nederland Blazers Ensemble (2003) etc. He cooperates as a musical and composer: 1. With singers such as: Ch.

Alexiou, G. Dalaras, D. Galani, El. Arvanitaki, El.

Tsaligopoulou, Nana Mouschouri. 2. With composers and singers such as: D. Savopoulos,Th. Mikroutsikos, M.

Theodorakis, Th. Antoniou, N. Drellas, G. Andreou, Chr.

Nikolopoulos, N. Portokaloglou and others. 3. With foreigner music composers, musicians and internationally famous singers such as: Ara Dinkjian, Goran Bregovic, Arto Tukbojancian, Okay Temiz, Sushela Raman, Arief Darvish, Peter Kovalt, Ch. Mariano and others. 4.

With traditional musicians and singers such as: Ar. Moschos, G. koros, T. Verra, Ch.

Aidonides, Artists Vasilaris, P.Loukas-Chalkias and others. He participates in recording (over 700 records) and most of them are personal. He takes part in concerts all over the world, in more that 35 countries as well as in festivals such as the top Jazz festival of Montreaux (twice in 1999 and 2002), the sphinx Festival of Belgium, the Woomad Festival of P.Gabriel (In London, Spain and elsewhere) in the Jazz Festival of Istanbul, etc. He also wrote music for the theater and the cinema (Kyr, Katsourakis). In August 2004 he interprets with his clarinet, music of the famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis in the opening and closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games of Athens. Manos Achalinotopoulos is announced by critics, composers and musicologists as the best new generation performer of the Greek clarinet as well as of the clear tradition style and its special idioms thereof as of the Jazz, Balkan Ethnic style with the effects of the West Music. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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