Giorgos Papaioannou




, , , Greek - Cretan, Greek, Ottoman & Turkish

Giorgos Papaioannou was born in Athens in 1982. He studied music at an early age at Atticus Odeum. Since the age of 15, he has been playing with numerous groups of classical, rock, Greek folk & amp: art music. His involvement with traditional music began during his studies in the Department of Sound Engineering at the University of Crete.

He has participated in seminars in Turkish and Arabic violin techniques, as well as in Bulgarian music. He received a scholarship to attend an Indian music seminar with Dr. L. Sumbramaniam from the Royaumont Foundation in France. He was also a member of the Symphony Orchestra of Heraklion Municipality.

Since 2012, he has taught modal music and improvisation at the Labyrinth Musical Workshop, founded by Ross Daly, among other seminars taught in different countries around the world.

He has participated in numerous music festivals in Denmark, France, Bulgaria and Turkey and all over Europe and has collaborated with various artists, such as Ross Daly, Hainides, Kostis Avysinos, Nikos Papaioannou and many others.

He has participated in recordings with Neda band, which he was a member of.

Anamesis was his first personal album.

In 2018, he collaborated with the film director Emin Alper, writing music together with Nikos Papaioannou for the film, A Tale of the Three Sisters (Kiz Kardesler), which won a lot of awards, one of which was for the Best Music at the Istanbul Film Festival.