Top 20 Greek (movie) composers

by minalex | created - 09 Aug 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Mikis Theodorakis

Composer | Z

Mikis Theodorakis was born in the Greek island of Chios, in 1925. The exact same year that the other great composer of Greece was born in Xanthi, Manos Hatzidakis. He fought during the 2nd World War, and he was captured at the city of Tripoli. He was tortured, but when he was set free, he joined ...


2. Eleni Karaindrou

Soundtrack | Mad Max: Fury Road

Eleni Karaindrou was born in the mountain village of Teichio in central Greece and grew up in Athens, where she studied piano and theory at the Hellenikon Odion. From 1969-74 she studied ethnomusicology in Paris and, on returning to Greece, founded the Laboratory for Traditional Instruments at the ...


3. Manos Hatzidakis

Composer | Pote tin Kyriaki

The names of Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis have been written with golden letters in the music history of Greece since 1960. He was born in Xanthi on 23 October 1925, in a mid-class family. When he came of age he came in the capital city of Greece of Athens. He succeeded from the beginning ...


4. Nikos Mamangakis

Composer | Parenthesi

Nikos Mamangakis was born on March 3, 1929 in Rethymno, Crete, Greece. He was a composer, known for Parenthesi (1968), Monemvasia (1964) and Lilly's Story (2002). He died on July 24, 2013 in Athens, Greece.



6. Vangelis

Composer | Alexander

Vangelis is a composer and performer who works almost exclusively with electronic instruments. He is probably most well known for his Chariots of Fire (1981) and Blade Runner (1982) soundtracks or for the tracks used in the Cosmos (1980) television series. He has been involved in many musical ...


7. Stamatis Spanoudakis

Composer | Nyfes

Stamatis Spanoudakis was born on December 11, 1948 in Omonia, Athens, Greece. He is a composer, known for Nyfes (2004), Promitheas se deftero prosopo (1975) and Ta hromata tis iridos (1974).


8. Argyris Kounadis

Composer | Antigoni

Lived in Freiburg, Germany and was fluent in German, English and French.


9. Loukianos Kilaidonis

Composer | Sto dromo tou Lamore

Loukianos Kilaidonis is primarily a quality music composer and singer and well known in Greece. He was famous for organizing the great beach parties in '80s Athens in Varkiza and Vouliagmeni. His songs are mostly humorous and portray the everyday life of the working class. His signature outfits and...


10. Yannis Markopoulos

Composer | Mikres Afrodites

Yannis Markopoulos was born on March 18, 1939 in Iraklio, Crete, Greece. He is known for his work on Young Aphrodites (1963), I moira tou athoou (1965) and To pio labro asteri (1967). He is married to Vassiliki Lavina.


11. Stavros Xarhakos

Composer | Rembetiko

Stavros Xarhakos was born on March 14, 1939 in Athens, Greece. He is a composer, known for Rembetiko (1983), Koritsia ston ilio (1968) and Mighty Aphrodite (1995).


12. Stamatis Kraounakis

Composer | Afti i nyhta menei

Stamatis Kraounakis was born on December 25, 1955 in Athens, Greece. He is a composer, known for Afti i nyhta menei (1999), Pethainontas stin Athina (2006) and Gynaikes dilitirio (1993).



14. Giorgios Papadakis

Composer | To monon tis zois tou taxeidion

Giorgios Papadakis is known for his work on To monon tis zois tou taxeidion (2001), Krystallines nyhtes (1992) and To vary... peponi (1977).



16. Mimis Plessas

Composer | Oi sfaires den gyrizoun piso

Mimis Plessas was born on October 12, 1924 in Athens, Greece as Dimitrios Plessas. He is a composer, known for Oi sfaires den gyrizoun piso (1967), Gorgones kai mages (1968) and Thema syneidiseos (1973). He is married to Loukila Kerrer-Plessa.


17. Stefanos Konstantinidis

Music_department | To thávma tis thálassas ton Sargassón

Stefanos Konstantinides (aka Electroware) was born in Athens. He studied piano, jazz music, drums, and fine arts. He is is a very effective producer and electro-inspired musician. His latest work can be heard in the band "drog_A_tek" (an experimental septet loosely in the conceptual path of avant ...

Often credited as Drogatek or Drog. A. Tek.


18. Yannis Veslemes

Composer | Norvigia

Yannis Veslemes is a composer and writer, known for Norvigia (2014), The Field Guide to Evil (2018) and Cosmic Candy.


19. Nikos Kypourgos

Composer | Ypoptos politis

Nikos Kypourgos is known for his work on Ypoptos politis (1994), O drapetis (1991) and Four Corners of Suburbia (2005).


20. Manos Loïzos

Soundtrack | To leventopaido

Manos Loïzos was born on October 22, 1937 in Alexandria, Egypt. He was married to Dora Sitzani and Maro Loizou. He died on September 17, 1982 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia].


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