Manos Hatzidakis

Manos Hatzidakis

Manos Hatzidakis was born in Xanthi in 1925 and is considered one of the most important Greek music composers. In his enormous list of works are included tens of recordings, many of which followed international careers.

His music education began at the age of four and included piano lessons taught by the Armenian descent pianist, Altounian. At the same time, he practiced the violin and the accordion.

His first appearance as a composer is registered in 1944, with his participation in the play, "The Last White Crow", by Alexis Solomos, at the Art Theater of Carolos Coon.

Ever since then he composed music for films, theater and songs. In 1960, he received an Oscar for the music of the movie, "Never on Sunday" with Melina Merkouri. Manos Hatzidakis died on June 15th 1994.

▶︎ Eleftherios Venizelos
▶︎ Melina Merkouri
▶︎ Theodoros Angelopoulos
▶︎ Mikis Theodorakis
▶︎ Odysseus Elytis
▶︎ Vangelis Papathanasiou
▶︎ Irene Pappas
▶︎ Maria Callas
▶︎ Nana Mouschouri
▶︎ Aristotelis Onassis
▶︎ Kostas Gavras
▶︎ Nikos Kazantzakis
▶︎ Manos Hatzidakis
▶︎ George Papanikolaou
▶︎ Konstantinos Kavafis
▶︎ Andreas Papandreou


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