Stamatis Spanoudakis

Stamatis Spanoudakis
Birth name
Stamatis Spanoudakis
11 December 1948
Athens, Greece
New Age
Years active
1971 until now

Stamatis Spanoudakis was born in Athens Greece. Very early on he began to occupy himself with music.

He first studied Classical music ( guitar and theory ). He later played bass guitar and keyboards in a number of bands, in the sixties and the seventies, in Athens, Paris and London where he lived and recorded his first albums.

He was later attracted again to Classical music and returned to his studies of composition, first in Wurzburg Germany with professor Bertold Hummel and then in Athens with professor Konstantinos Kydoniatis.

He was then attracted to his third love – Byzantine music, which led him to Greek songwriting and instrumental music.

Since then he is consciously trying to reconcile his three musical influences (Rock, classical and Byzantine), in his music.

He wrote numerous hit songs (words and music) for most major Greek singers.

He also wrote the music for many succesfull films in Greece, Germany and Italy, for the theater and television and has recorded so far more than fifty albums.

Since 1995, he concentrates on instrumental music, based on Greek historical or religious themes, a music that has an unprecedent appeal.

Stamatis lives in a quiet suburb with his wife Dori and their four dogs. He has his own studio where he records his music, being the composer, arranger, producer, performer and engineer of his work.