Yiorgos Psihoyios trio

Yiorgos Psihoyios trio

 Athens, Attica, GRC
BandJazzClassical

Yiorgos Psihoyios is a rare bird on the Greek scene. Maintaining an improvisational approach, he covers a vast musical range from the early classical period all the way to jazz.

Improvisational virtuosity and passion, together with his trio, drives the torrential development of his musical ideas.

Biography

YIORGOS PSIHOGIOS

Yiorgos Psihogios was born in Athens in 1970. He started studying the accordion when he was 14 years old at the Greek Odeon.He graduated in 1987 and he took his diploma with A excellent. He continued his studies at the experimental Odeon and finished his studies taking the diploma of the piano soloist with A excellent.

Yiorgos continued his studies in the Theory of Music with the composer - pianist Mr Manos Skarvelis. He has also attempted seminars of Contemporary Music Analysis and Notation, Lead of Orchestra, and participated in seminars of Piano and Chamber Music with many exceptional foreign pianists (Oxana Yablonskaya, Ellen Traganas, Lev Vlanskeko, duo Ganev and others)

Yiorgos apart from his pianist career in classical music, has been also occupied with Jazz Music and Improvisation, with great success as well.

He’s been also a Piano Teacher for several years at odeons and music schools. He has created and leaded since 1998 the Students’ Orchestra and Chorus of the Economic University of Athens.

Yiorgos Psihogios has staged many recitals of piano improvisation in Greece, with further recognition from the critics and the audience.

From 2004 he is part of the Mimis Plessas Orchestra, participating with him in great concerts all over Greece.

He also cooperates with well known jazz soloists and orchestras, while he is travelling with his trio all over Greece.

HIS WORK

In 1993, he performed for the first time with his composition for strings and the piano under the title "Sea colored purple".

In 1994, was participated in the world competition for young composers "Ensemble Modern du Montreal" in Canada and won the Second Award among 130 candidates.

In 1995, he composed this first concert for violin and orchestra under the title "The death of Tango" for accordion and percussion, strings and classical quitar.

In 1999 he performed at the "Pallas Theatre" with his symphonic composition under the title "Medousa" with the Contemporary Orchestra of the National Television.

In 2001, his composition "Deep Blue" for Piano and Strings was recorded by the Modern Orchestra of ERT. The same play was performed the String Orchestra of the Greek National Opera, on January 2010, with great success.

In 2004, his composition "Ecuador’ for strings and the "Deep Blue 2" were recorded by the Modern Orchestra of the National Television.

At the 10th Biennale of Venice (2006), Yiorgos Psihogios with Mikis Theodorakis, were the two only Greek Composers who participated and honored as well. Yiorgos Psihogios participated with the score "Medousa".

He has released three c.d.'s, feauturing great jazz soloists, with great reviews.

The great composer and improvisator Keith Jarret has told about Yiorgos Psihoyios: "A great pianist and composer! George's improvisation is an incredible gift of God! An absolute surprise to me".

Discography

"RESURRECTION, a jazz sensation" - 2005
Feauturing: Mimis Plessas
Label: Artway - Technotropon / Polytropon
Distribution: Universal

Airplay: Astor & Tristeza

"LOVE OBSESSION, a jazz sensation 2" - 2007
Feauturing: Mimis Plessas & Natassa Bofiliou
Label: Artway - Technotropon / Polytropon
Distribution: Universal

Airplay: Emmanuela & Boy on a dolphin

"THE ART OF MELANCHOLY’" - 2011
Feauturing: Dimitris Vassilakis, George Kontrafouris, Takis Barberis, Nikos Terzakis, Mimis Plessas and many others.
Label: Artway - Technotropon / Polytropon
Distribution: Soundforge

Airplay: The art of melancholy one, Island & My funny Valentine