Friday 05 February 2016
Petros Klampanis and Stavros Lantsias
Two internationally renowned artists, Petros Klampanis and Stavros Lantsias, "chat" on a unique meeting in Larissa on Linto stage on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 22.00. The two musicians will present a program that has been repeatedly “tested”, both in our homeland and abroad. This consists of their own compositions as well as covers of Greek, classical and jazz themes.
Petros Klampanis is an acclaimed virtuoso of the bass, a composer and an orchestrator, who excels abroad with his great performances, his creativity and his love for music. He resides in New York, is engaged in jazz, has performed in the most important stages of the world and has collaborated with famous musicians and composers. He performs his works in an inspired way and according to modern aesthetics.
He grew up in the Greek island of Zakynthos, with influences by the junction of the Mediterranean and the Balkan folk music. To follow his musical passion he left his studies at the Athens Polytechnic School and in 2005 he began his studies on the bass at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In 2008, he completed his formal studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York.
Given his relocation to New York, he has partnered with some of the most famous names of jazz music in the city, including the saxophonist Greg Osby, the pianist Jean-Michel Pilc and the drummer Ari Hoenig. Apart from the extensive list of appearances in the USA, including the Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, he has appeared in the internationally renowned North Sea Jazz Festival and in the Palatia Jazz Festival in Germany.
Petros Klampanis came to the fore with the lyrical album Minor Dispute, which has received raving reviews worldwide. He mixes jazz, classical, folk and world music and creates a meaningful expressive musical mix. All these influences are combined in unexpected ways in Minor Dispute, the bassist and composer’s second release for Greg Osby’s label, Inner Circle Music.
- Minor Dispute- Inner Circle Music, Minos EMI / Universal, Cristal Records 2015
- Point 2- EmArEl Music 2014
- Contextual- Inner Circle Music 2011
- Trioism- Ankh 2008
The pianist and composer Stavros Lantsias is known for the sensitivity of his compositions, the specificity of his sound- especially when combining the timbre of the piano with the drums- and the capacity of his improvisations.
He was born in Cyprus in 1966. He studied classical piano and music theory at the Greek Conservatory of Nicosia. In 1986 he goes to America to study and in 1990 he gets an orchestration diploma (Bachelor of Music Degree in Commercial Arranging) from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
At the same time, he attends music composition lessons for the cinema. He is awarded with Count Basie Jazz Masters award for pianists 1989 and Quincy Jones Jazz Masters award for arrangers 1990. After Berklee he continues his studies on the piano with the internationally renowned professor and jazz guru Charlie Banakos.
In 1992 he returns to Athens where he mainly works as an orchestrator/pianist in the Greek discography, TV and theater. For three years he occupies the position of office manager, orchestrator/conductor in Greek Song Festival of Thessaloniki. In 1994 he assumes the music editing/orchestration position in the musical Some Like It Hot and the following year in West Side Story.
He has collaborated with important Greek artists like Ellie Paspala, Dionysis Savvopoulos, and Alkinoos Ioannidis. He presents his compositions with the band Human Touch, the group that he has composed with the distinguished musicians Giotis Kiourtsoglou and David Lynch. In their first album, apart from the piano he plays the drums, the guitar and percussion instruments.
- Dream Diary- Argomusic 2011
- The Journey of a Note - Warner Music Greece 2002
- Return - Warner Music Greece 1999
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