Christianakis Giorgos, composer & musician
Born in Thessaloniki,Greece in 1961. He graduated from Law School and started his studies in classical piano at the age of 17. Since 1982 he records in studios and plays live with many well known bands of Greece such as Trypes, Apriori, Dacapo, Rodondo Rocks e.t.c.
He composes music for theater and cinema, video art, installations and dancing perfomances . He has composed music for more than 70 theatre performances since 1994 ,most of them commissioned by The National Theatre of Greece and The National Theatre of Northern Greece , amongst them seven productions of Ancient Drama at The Ancient Theatre at Epidaurus,four at the Ancient Theatre Irodio Attikou and one at the Stadium of Delphi. He collaborated with directors like Vasilis Papavasiliou, Giorgos Michailidis,Giannis Rigas, Kostas Tsianos, Stavros Doufektsis,Giorgos Armenis,GrigorisKarantinakis,Sotiris Xatzakis,Stamatis Fasoulis,Vaggelis Theodoropoulos ,Kyriakos Katzourakis, Vasilis Vafeas, Giannis Iordanidis,FotiniSiskopoulou,Isidoros Sideris,Yannis Sarakatsanis,Kyriakos Argyropoulos,Elena Penga,Manos Petousis e.t.c In cinema he has worked with Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Nikos Grammatikos, Panagiotis Karkanevatos, Fotini Siskopoulou, Nikolaus Wiesner,Nikos Giannopoulos ,Kostas Giallouridis e.t.c.
He was awarded the 2000 Theatre Awards Prize for his music for the performance of Lorka’s ” Yerma” with the National Theatre Of Greece. Since 1997 he has released five solo alboums “Templo” (1997), “The doorman” (2001) , “Strange stories ” (2003), ” The Wave ” Alltogethernow (2013).His fifth solo alboum ” A Season in Hell” based on the writings of Arthour Rimbaud was released on the 20th of December 2013.