George Chatzis
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George Chatzis

Athens, Attica, Greece | SELF

Athens, Attica, Greece | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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George Chatzis Spiritual Icons LP 2005 MINOS-EMI
George Chatzis On vacation cd single 2007 MINOS-EMI

Worldwide airplay tracks

After Paros Island
On Vacation
Into the sea
Bar 56
The star sign of cancer & other

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George Chatzis was 7 years old when he began studying the violin at the Athens Conservatory. At the same time he studied percussion and drums alongside his father, John Chatzis. He completed his studies at the Aghia Paraskevi Municipal Odeum under Odisseas Korelis and he unanimously received his violin diploma with honors.

As a violinist he has worked together with famous greek composers (Mikis Theodorakis, Stavros Xarhakos, Nikos Mamagkakis and others) in concerts and in studio. From 1997 to 1998 he was a member of the Athens Symphony Orchestra and since 2000 he is a permanent member of the Manos Hadjidakis Orchestra, The Orchestra of Colours. He has participated in many of the Orchestra’s recordings and he cooperates with many established artists in Greece and abroad. From the year 2001 and on he has been working closely with Nikos Bras, a skilful ancient Greek intruments manufacturer, a rare art whose study, publicity and revival they promote together.

As a drummer he has appeared solo in many percussion festivals and in session he has teamed up with many artists of the contemporary Greek rock and jazz repertoire. During the period 2003 to 2005 he has worked and appeared together with Agami Thite and the Italian performing duo Lucchettino.
George Chatzis has been composing from an early age. In the year 2002 he received a distinction in the First Pan-Hellenic Competition for composers with his composition The Star Sign of Cancer which competed in the Electronica/Ambient/New Age category. He has composed music for the play The Abduction of Europe, written and composed by Dimitris Vonapartis. George Chatzis’ composition Hymn to Apollo has accompanied the arrival of the Olympic Flame on the island of Carpathos. He has presented his work for the first time either alone or together with the string quartet +Kinisis both at the Athens Concert Hall and in Delphi.
In 2005 he released his first album Spiritual Icons with EMI Greece, which has been nominated as best orchestral music album during the 2006 Arion Competition.

In 2006 he takes part at the Big Chill Festival receiving very praising reviews from the British Press. His composition After Paros Island is added to producer’s Pete Lawrence Take me home compilation.

In 2007, EMI Greece releases the CD single On Vacation feat Kelly, which has maintained a place in the top 20 for 2 weeks. After Paros Island becomes part of Raphael Marionneau’s The Epilogue of a Journey.