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Yorgos Karagiannis

Music Composer, Mathematician.

Mathematician, Composer and Writer. Working as a Math, Music and Guitar Teacher for the last 15 years I have prepared thousands of students age 16 - 20 for their school, national exams and university. I have been awarded on many world composition competitions such as Maurice Ravel, Great American Song Contest, Film Music Contest. I have also published three music books and four classical music albums. I am an active scientist in the field of mathematics and music. I seek for open minded people and I believe teaching is the best way to find them! I am a husband and a father of two children.










2006 – 2007 Athens University of Economics and Business, Certificate of participation in Applied Statistics and Propabilities for Teachers.
2006 – 2009 Municipaty School of Moschato, Degree in Western Music Harmony. 2009 – 2012 Municipaty School of Moschato, Degree in Counterpoint.
2014 Municipaty School of Moschato, Degree in Classical Guitar.
2017 Hellenic Open University, Master’s degree, Master in Mathematics.

Skills
Software
Word – Excel – Office – Power Point, Mathematica, Sibelius, C++ and DOS basic programming. Generally very high adaptation on any type of computer software.

Sports
I have played Basketball up to pre selection for the National team at age 14. Stillplaying...
I have attended Archery, Taek Won Do, Soccer, Volleyball, Handball and Shootinglessons. I have won bronze metals at “Trap” and “Skeed” games in shooting.
I have also inherited from my father a great deal of knowledge concerning hunting and natural life.

Music
I play Classical and Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Bouzouki (a traditional 3 or 4 double stringed instrument), Tampoura (a 3 double stringed instrument being anscestor of the Bouzouki), Sazi (a 3 double stringed instrument, familiar with Tampoura, coming up from Turkey) and Oud. Generally I have a very high adaptation with any type of instruments played with nails or picks. I have also very good knowledge of Byzantine music.

Character
I am a very creative, loyal and high imaginative person. I always seek to add details in my work and I try to find innovative ways to reach perfection.

Honors and Awards

1998 Special Mention from the Greek Ministry of Education at the National Classical Guitar Contest for high school students.
2015 First Place for the Nation Greece from Associazione Ravel at Maurice Ravel (First Edition), International Composition Competition Bergamo Italy 2015, Semifinalist and title of Greatly appreciated composer at Category B, composition for < 14 instruments.
2016 Finalist at 18th Great American Song Contest, at Category Instrumental.
2016 Third Prize from Associazione Ravel at Maurice Ravel (Second Edition), International Composition Competition Novara Italy 2016 chosen among the best composers in the world. Received third place and First place for the Nation Greeceat Category D, composition for solo instrument.
2017 Special Award from Associazione Ravel at Film Music 2016 International Composition Competition Novara Italy 2017. Finalist at Classical Category Obtaining a Special Award on the Comedy genre.
2017 Finalist at 19th Great American Song Contest, at Category Instrumental. 2018 Finalist at 20th Great American Song Contest, at Category Instrumental.
2018 Honourable Mention from Associazione Ravel at Maurice Ravel (Third Edition), International Composition Competition Italy / Spain Alicante 2017 - 2018. Finalist - Obtaining Honourable mention and First place for the Nation Greece at Category All Existing Instruments.

Publications

Music Books
2014 Creations for Guitar, Cambia Publications.
2016 Creations for Guitar Grade 3 – 5 , Cambia Publications.
2017 Piano Stories, Cambia Publications.

Albums
2016 Creations for Guitar.
2016 Creations for Guitar 2.
2017 Piano Stories. 2017 Guitar Aspects.

Papers
2017 An Introduction to Symmetric Spaces, Greek Mathematical Society.

Critics
18th Great American Song Contest, Song "Guitar Tango" was chosen as a Finalist at the category Instrumental in the 18th Annual Great American Song Contest. Over 1800 songwriters from 44 countries competed in 2016, making this achievement impressive.

Instrumental Evaluation Summary:
"There’s so much to appreciate about this track. Laid-back jazz infused progression and expressive melody add up to a beautiful theme. The expressive – mildly dramaticand emotional! There’s no doubt you have musical talent. CONGRATULATIONS - We would look forward to hearing more from you in the coming years. Good luck in all of your musical endeavors and keep writing and recording . . Beautiful work!"

Film Music 2016 International Composition Competition Novara Italy 2017. Finalist at "Classical Category" Obtaining a "Special Award" on the "Comedy" genre.
“ Greatly appreciated by the Jury. It was considered a great international talent. Chosen among the best composers in the world of this contest”.

JURY AND COLLABORATORS OF THE CONTEST
M° Gianmaria Griglio (conductor) - M° Silvano Pasini (conductor) - M° RiccardoTurcotti (conductor)
M° Alberto Repossi (chorus director) - M° Veronika Knyazeva (mezzo-soprano)M° Maria Romanova (conductor) - M° Marco Romano (conductor)
M° Teodosio Bevilacqua (conductor) – New Europe Orchestra
Ravel Philharmonic Orchestra

19th Great American Song Contest, Song "Thelissis" was chosen as a Finalist at Category Instrumental, in the 19th Annual Great American Song Contest. Over 1750 songwriters from 40 countries competed in 2017, making this achievement more impressive.

Instumental Evaluation Summary :
"This song has a subtlety dramatic undertone. This music brilliantly imparts a melancholy atmosphere - and there is a cinematic quality to this theme that could potentially lend itself to film soundtracks. This is impressive work - C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S - we wish you luck with your songs and music. Keep pressing on with your Muse!".

Maurice Ravel International Composition Competition, third edition Italy / Spain Alicante 2017 - 2018. Finalist - Obtaining Honourable mention with the composition "Sirocco" and First place for the Nation Greece, Category : All Existing Instruments. "Composer greatly appreciated by the Jury, considered a great International talent chosen among the best composers in the world of this contest. Excellent attention to details and correct notation in every part. The composer has proven great creativity, with new original musical ideas and high level of musical preparation".

20th Great American Song Contest, Song "Samba N'Oublier pas Paris" was chosen as a Finalist at Category Instrumental, in the 20th Annual Great American Song Contest. Over 2000 songwriters from 44 countries competed in 2018, making your achievement more impressive.

Instumental Evaluation Summary :
"Well played, and beautifully arranged, love the organic flair of this entertaining


composition. There’s no doubt that you have talent for this easily exceeding in thisinstrumental category. As a result, this song has achieved finalist status - Congratulations - we wish you continued success in your musical and songwriting endeavors!".

Volunteer Experience

Research

Nestor Institute for Astroparticle Physics in Pylos, Greece. Summer of 2000 and 2002.

Teacher, Mentor

Mesopotamia 2011 – Present. Proud founding member of the " Time Bank". This type of "bank" has as basic value measurement the time. More than 250 students using this bank at the moment and gaining education - school help - private tutoring and much more...

Teacher, Mentor

Mensa Greece 2015 – Present. Giving teachings and lectures helping gifted children to adapt at school.

Associations and Organizations

Member of the Greek Mensa, The High IQ Society. Member of the performing rights organization, Autodia. Member of Kallithea Hunting Club.
Member of Mesopotamia Solidarity School of Moschato.



Published Works

1. Farewell
2. Guitar Tango
3. Autumn 2012
4. Samba
5. Before Silence Comes
6. Undulation
7. Wakefulness
8. Romantica
9. Sirocco
10. Ren’ que
11. Once Upon a Time
12. Sparkle
13. An old Man’ s Song
14. A Moment of Cynicism
15. Mobility
16. The Secret of a Rock
17. Farmland
18. Swingy
19. Envisage
20. Melodye
21. Melodye “The Awakening”
22. Timeless Solitude Prelude
23. Timeless Solitude “The Dance”
24. The Morning Sparrow
25. Swingy (Full Band)
26. Farmland (Full Band)
27. Samba (N’oublier Pas Paris)
28. Autumn 2012 (Full Band)
29. Farewell (Full Band)
30. Romantica (Full Band)
31. Thelissis

Email: Yorgkaragian@gmail.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0RxdCu8rM3Am24sX56JeVy

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu7dqGqprm5zdLYGmFLIL3Q

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Yorgos-Karagiannis-1566423566910656/






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