Alkinoos Ioannidis

Sage Two

A star in Greece and respected across the world, Alkinoos Ioannidis is a multi-talented musician with great depth. With influences ranging from traditional Cypriot music, Greek composers of the last decades, Byzantine, Classical and Rock, his live performances combine electric music with choirs, improvisation, classical elements, live looping, progressive rock, jazz, Greek and Middle Eastern influences.

As a singer-songwriter, Alkinoos Ioannidis has released 11 solo albums, most of which have gone gold or platinum. He has performed on more than 40 albums as a guest singer with various artists. He has also written songs, arranged and produced albums for other artists, as well as music for dance and theater, while his symphonic work is often performed by orchestras in Greece and abroad. In 2005 he became a student of legendary Russian composer Boris Tishchenko, studying composition with him at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia. In April 2010, his classical work was performed at the Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal. The same programme was performed for a sold out crowd in October 2010 at the Athens Concert Hall, with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

In May 2011, his works were the opening concert of the ‘White Nights’ Festival of Petrozavodsk, Russia, with the Karelia Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also worked with The Absolute Ensemble (New York), The Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Greek Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra, The Athens Kamerata, The Cypriot State Orchestra, The Greek State Orchestra, The Thessaloniki State Orchestra, The Camerata Europaea, The Manos Hadjidakis Ensemble, The Yiannis Markopoulos Palintonos Armonia and The Mikis Theodorakis Popular Orchestra.

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