Sixty years of career in music and continuous creation are completed this year by Yiannis Markopoulos, who is celebrating this glorious anniversary with a big concert that will take place on September 20, in Herodeion. The leading artist with his vision made a difference in the musical things of the 70s and gave another identity to the modern Greek music.
The Cretan composer, who with his vision made a difference in the musical things of the 70s and gave another identity to modern Greek music, will present an anthology of the cycles of songs he stamped with his signature, focusing on the history, the, the myths and love as a driving force of spiritual upliftment and the great poets that Elytis Seferis approached as well as younger ones that he highlighted.
Having collaborated with the most important Greek-speaking performers for more than half a century, Yannis Markopoulos turns to the new generation that will continue to pass on his music to the next, with these artists who represent for him the artistic ideal, serving the genuine and the authentic to music. His songs will therefore be performed at the Herodio by Marios Fragoulis, Alcinoos Ioannidis, Natassa Bofiliou, George Perris, Kostas Triantafyllidis, George Nikiforos Zervakis and Vana Mani accompanied by the Palintonos Armonia Orchestra and the Mixed Choir of the Municipality of Athens
A creator with his own musical style, Yiannis Markopoulos (Heraklion, Crete, March 18, 1939) is one of the most important contemporary Greek composers.
In 1962, with the music he signed for Nikos Koundouros’ film, Little Venuses, the composer won the award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival.
The soundtrack makes the composer known worldwide, and Markopoulos is hailed for his musical talent from one end of the world to the other, from the Balkans to Europe,
to America and Japan.
In the following decades, starting from the 70s, he will collaborate with major television, theater and film productions in Greece and abroad,
while opening his own musical paths by putting into practice the movement back to the roots, incorporating the local Greek instruments such as the lyre and the santouri to resonate within the symphony orchestra.
This is how his unique style was born, which remains to this day unsurpassed and a beacon for those who want to discover different aspects of Greek music.