Top 30 Greek (movie) composers

by minalex | created - 09 Aug 2011 | updated - 6 days 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. 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 ...

3. 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 ...

4. Nikos Mamangakis

Composer | Parenthesi

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

6. Vangelis

Composer | Blade Runner

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 Brides (2004), Prometheus in Second Person (1975) and Love Under the Date-Tree (1990).

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 The Brightest Star (1967). He is married to Vassiliki Lavina.

11. Stavros Xarhakos

Composer | Koritsia ston ilio

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

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 Edge of Night (1999), Dying in Athens (2006) and Poisonous Women (1993).

13. Kostas Giannidis

Soundtrack | O methystakas

Kostas Giannidis was born in 1902 in Greece. He died on January 18, 1984.

15. Stavros Logarides

Composer | Oi apenanti

Stavros Logarides is a composer and actor, known for A Foolish Love (1981), The Murderess (1974) and Oikogeneia Zardi (1983).

16. Konstantinos Vita

Composer | Arkadia Haire

Known by his nickname K.B., the guru of electronic music in Greece, Konstantinos Vita, is one of the most famous songwriter in Greece today. He formed the first real electronic scheme in the beginning of 90s called Stereo Nova and then he started a solo career.

17. Stefanos Konstantinidis

Music_department | To thavma tis thalassas ton Sargasson

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 ...

20. Yannis Veslemes

Composer | Norvigia

Yannis Veslemes is a composer and writer, known for Norway (2014), Wednesday 04:45 (2015) and Thread (2016).

Also known as Felizol Music Sample from Norvigia

21. Alexander Voulgaris

Composer | Roz

Alexander Voulgaris was born on February 22, 1981 in Athens, Greece. He is a composer and actor, known for Pink (2006), Winona (2019) and Thread (2016).

23. 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 Bullets Don't Come Back (1967), Trikymia mias kardias (1969) and Gorgones & Mages (1968). He is married to Loukila Kerrer-Plessa.

25. Giorgos Hristianakis

Composer | O ergenis

Giorgos Hristianakis is a composer and actor, known for The Bachelor (1997), Rakushka (2004) and Homa kai nero (1999).

28. Dionysis Savvopoulos

Composer | Happy Day

Dionysis Savvopoulos was born on December 2, 1944 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a composer, known for Happy Day (1976), Exoristos stin kentriki leoforo (1979) and Thiasos skion (10 tainies mikrou mikous) (1974). He has been married to Aspa since 1967. They have two children.

29. Nikos Portokaloglou

Soundtrack | Parees

Nikos Portokaloglou was born on December 30, 1957 in Volos, Greece.

30. 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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