Of Mystic Places & Troubadours
~~SPIROSMUSIC~~ Since 1989 Spiro has been composing on the spot by performing. It is that THERENESS that makes his music so alive & deeply SPIRITUAL.The creation of his song unfolds before our very ears manifestation of the power of Spirit. RESUME ***** Spiro Cardamis ~~~~~~~~~ Multifaceted musician: pianist/synthesizer player/composer/arranger/producer Born Athens Greece. Has lived in the U.S (New York,New Jersey) since 1986. Performs and works in Metropolitan area as a bandleader or solo pianist. Well acquainted with diverse genres of music especially classical, jazz, pop, Greek, middle eastern. Strong personal style both as a performer and composer with emphasis on the spiritual & mystical. Highly esteemed within the Greek- American community for his talents and musical output. His music has been performed, presented or heard at: N.Y. HALL OF SCIENCE,N.Y. PUBLIC LIBRARY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY, N.Y. OPEN CENTER, EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, HELLENIC AMERICAN UNION, TAJ MAHAL (Atlantic City), TOKYO, GREECE, N.Y. NIGHT CLUBS, N.Y.HOTELS & CATERING HALLS N.Y.RADIO, ATHENS RADIO (regularly by sophisticated 3rd program), N.Y. PUBLIC T.V. (ch 16), DANCE STAGES IN N.Y., PAINTING GALLERIES, HOSPITALS (N.Y. BETH ISRAEL, VERMONT etc.), NEW AGE TRANSFORMATIONAL WORKSHOPS, CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE PARLORS. In 1998 the documentary 'THE GREEK AMERICANS,' produced by George Veras (producer of video concerts of YANNI,NANA MOUSCHOURI etc) was presented by WLIW ch21,featuring Spiro's well-known hit 'WE THE HELLENES' OUTPUT CD 'Of Mystic Places & Troubadours' (1991) CD 'Soothing to the Savage Beast' (1994) CASSETTE 'VOYAGE '89' (1989) CASSETTE 'Mystic Transportation' (1989) CASSETTE 'We the Hellenes' (1997) CD 'Of Mystic Places & Troubadours' (2004 new re-release) DEGREES Masters in Music. EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC (major composition). Law degree. ATHENS UNIVERSITY ( passed bar exams but never practiced) DISTINCTIONS First Prize Chamber Music Composition Contest MINISTRY OF GREEK CULTURE First Prize Best Orchestration SALONIKA POP MUSIC FESTIVAL Piano distinction & money prize, at age 15, for exceptional performance by the NATIONAL CONSERVATORY,Athens,Greece. POSTS Taught Advanced Theory & Orchestration Techniques at NATIONAL CONSERVATORY, Athens, Greece, 1982 (among his students was Perickles Koukos, eminent contemporary Greek composer and former artistic director of the OPERA HOUSE in Athens). Bandleader at well-known night clubs in N.Y. & N.J. special events, cruises, etc,(since 1988) MUSICAL GROUPS DREAMBAND: 4 piece band with dancer (Shamira Shahinian) 1993, to perform Spiro's New Age music. 2ND & 3RD GENERATION:8 piece band along with 4 young Greek American singers of 2nd or 3rd generation to perform Spiro's Greek music on poetry by Dino Makropoulos (1997) DREAMBAND 2004: 9 piece band with special guests soprano Julie Ziavras,tenor Yianni Papastefanou & middle eastern dancer Amira Mor. TRANCENDING WORLD MUSIC WITH A NEW AGE ATTITUDE. CURRENT ACTIVITIES Spiro & Dreamband 2004 have just had a concert at the Satalla club in Manhattan where they presented sellect pieces of Spiro's music in the last decade ....A great success & reception of a concert that celebrated the Hellenic roots & spirit of the upcoming Olympic games. Spiro is preparing his 3rd NEW AGE CD entitled 'Spiro' and his first all PIANO CD entitled 'Beast & The Beauty' He is organizing and orchestrating his material for future events featuring his music. He still freelances and updates his home studio in Astoria,NY.