10-05-07

Yiorgos Kazandzis

 

Yiorgos Kazandzis


Composer

Yiorgos Kazandzis was born and raised in Kalamaria of Thessaloniki, where he still lives and works.

He started expressing his creativity with songs and he later moved on to composing orchestral musical pieces for small or bigger orchestras. He has been appointed "Artistic Director" of the Cultural Organisation of the Municipality of Kalamaria since March 1999.

Studies: Classical guitar, piano, theory of music (Harmony, counterpoint, fugue, organology, orchestration), next to the conductor Theodoros Mimikos.

He has composed:

Theatrical Music :
- Federico Garcia Lorca "Blood Wedding".
- Euripides "Iphigenia In Tauris"
- Notis Perigialis "Bridal Song"
- Moliere "The Doctor in spite of Himself"
- Eugene Trivizas "The Scarecrow's Dream"
- Spyros Galeos "Death as it should be"

Television Music: Music for seven episodes as well as the music theme for the T.V. series"Thessaloniki tells its tales",directed by Petros Panamas, in a production by ET-3, based on the writings of local writers, (Y.Ioannou , Y. Skabardoni , Ç. Koutsoukou e.t.c.).

Music for movies: ¨He participates with his music to the score of the film "Rabbit Hunt" (To kynigi tou Lagou), a film by Nikos Vezyrgiannis.

He founded the music studio "Polytropon" in 1995 in Kalamaria of Thesaloniki, and still is the proud owner of it, since it now plays a lead role to the musical happennings as well as in music productions.