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Panayotis Terzakis

2018 has been a very fruitful year for Panayotis! After touring this summer with his personal projects he participated as one of the lead singers in Yiannis Markopoulos' " The Free Besieged" based on the poem by Dionysios Solomos; one of the most important works of greek music repertoire (conducted by Theodoros Orfanidis). Additional concerts will take place in 2019.

A versatile vocalist and performer, Panayotis is known for his ability to perform different styles of music with the appropriate approach and style-he has established a genuine sound in various genres as an interpreter who respects the roots of each song and who transubstantiates his life experience into music.

Besides the classical and post-modern repertoire he mainly sings international tunes such as jazz standards, chansons, folk & world music , avant garde, gospel and spirituals and of course greek music repertoire.

He has performed in greek, english, italian, german, spanish, french, russian, czech, hebrew and japanese in Europe, US and China with much success in theatrical and musical productions with an emphasis in his solo alternative projects.

He has appeared in venues such as Zero Arrow of the American Repertory Theater, Jarvis Theater of Napa (CA), T. Eliot Library (Harvard University), M.I.T Chapel, King's Chapel, The Hellenic Cultural Center of Watertown, The Center For The Arts in Natick, Amazing Things Firehouse of Birmingham, St. Paul Boston's Cathedral, Lowell University, Lowell's Historic National Park, Red Hall Theater (Shanghai), Onassis Cultural Center of Athens, Megaro Mousikis, Vouleftiko (Nafplion, Greece), Herakleidon Museum-Experience in Visual Arts, GazArte, Olvio Theater and elsewhere.

His first album "Far Away Land- songs from Greece" (PT9969- September 01, 2009 includes Greek Folk songs in a modern, new age approach and got critical acclaim both in the US and Europe.

His 2012 digital EP "Free" is an avant-Americana fusion album that combines folk, progressive rock, rhythm and blues and country elements proudly presented by Panayotis and a small group of select musicians. It includes hiw very first published composition "Free" along with three covers of songs by S. Cooke,J.Denver,T.Reznor. Moreover,his appearances in Greece with american repertoire have been a big success and have brought a strong taste of the US culture in Panayotis' homeland.

In June 2016 a CD of the highly acclaimed composer and arranger Tasos Karakatsanis was released where Panayotis sings new songs upon the poetry of Noni Stamatelou.

Furthermore, Panayotis' love for folk and world music has led him to work for more than 10 years upon the music and tales of Europe and the US and present them in a variety of alternative venues all over Greece; forests, beaches, chapels, rivers, museums.

“Terzakis' expressive singing seemed to beckon the listeners' souls to sing as well, as he took the audience through the range of emotions experienced during the challenges of realizing one's destiny”
Hellenic Voice, USA May 2006

“People were jolted into an enthusiastic standing ovation by powerful performances of songs that described "the extraordinary travels of Hellenic music through the centuries"”.
Lowell Sun, USA, April 2008

"With only his voice and simple accompaniment he charmed his listeners for more than an hour. The program demonstrated the power of the individual artist working with classic cultural material-combined with a motivated audience."
P. Marion, USA, April 2010

"...This recording (“Far Away Land”) is full of high quality aesthetic moments and deep emotions. The voice of Panayotis Terzakis especially with its “pianissimo” and “fortissimo” takes you to a different world…this work is so touching and heartbreaking that you cannot even rate it…..I would recommend: “Just say nothing and listen!”
G. Laimou, 2010

"....his humble interpretations of the songs are perfectly obvious. This CD ("Far Away Land") holds itself to high moral standards."
F. Troussas, Jazz & Τζαζ, May 2010

"the audience was blown away by the fascinating interpretations of Terzakis, mezzo Monifa Harris and the piano accompaniment of Dimitris Vezyroglou"
Argonafplia news, June 2011 (for "Flying High" recital)

“…everything was interpreted clearly and precisely.. that was showed by how clear the “Nobles”(cc.Terzakis & co-singers) were singing their r’n’b (!)’ operetta part… everyone served his role perfectly and they offered a homogeneous spectacle…” I.Zymariti, BHMAgazino 2014 for “La Belle Helene”

“Panayotis Terzakis gives a unique status of the sponger Agamemnon in “La Belle Helene” in a humoristic way; he is also vocally impressive as a rapper within the opera in a minor surprise-role”
G.Christopoulos review of “La Belle Helene” 2015