Yiannis Chrysomallis was never much of a slouch. He was a champion 14-year-old swimmer before leaving Greece to major in psychology at the University of Minnesota. He then devoted himself to music with about 300 songs and 19 recordings to-date. His "Yanni in Concert: Live at the Acropolis" has been viewed one way or another by 1/2 billion people worldwide via Public Television. And while his amplified music is called New Age with a keyboard and synthesizers, the other 13 orchestra members + 2 sopranos from places far and near -- especially on violin (Armenia/USA) and harp (Paraguay) -- were totally amazing virtuosi. They are a happy bunch totally respectful of one another.
|Yianni in Miami 12-7-13|