Grigoris Samolis

Grigoris Samolis was born 19 November 1910 in the village Aimonas, in the precinct of Mylopotamos in Rethymno where he graduated Primary school.

At the age of 5 he started playing the lyra. His first teachers were Giorgos Skoutelis and Stratos Gounakis.

While styding at year one in the High School of Perama he took part at the Panhellenic Competition of Traditional Music in Athens and won the first prize.

His first performance was at a wedding at the reception place “Pelagos” in Rethymno. He also performed on several TV shows on local Cretan channels.

He has perfomred with many famous lute players like: Nektarios KontogiannisManolis KaklisNikos ManiasGiannis MarkogiannakisVangelis TsafantakisGiorgos KontogiannisKostas KarandinosGiannis PetsakisMichalis PetsakisSpyros Skouradakis and with many other newer.

His first discography was released in 2014 from the company “Tarraios”.

At the age of 5 he started playing the lyra. His first teachers were Giorgos Skoutelis and Stratos Gounakis.

While styding at year one in the High School of Perama he took part at the Panhellenic Competition of Traditional Music in Athens and won the first prize.

His first performance was at a wedding at the reception place “Pelagos” in Rethymno. He also performed on several TV shows on local Cretan channels.

He has perfomred with many famous lute players like: Nektarios Kontogiannis, Manolis Kaklis, Nikos Manias, Giannis Markogiannakis, Vangelis Tsafantakis, Giorgos Kontogiannis, Kostas Karandinos, Giannis Petsakis, Michalis Petsakis, Spyros Skouradakis and with many others.

His first discography was released in 2014 from the company “Tarraios” and in 2018 he song Spilios (Σπήλιο) composed by Giorgos Stratakis and lyrics belon to Katerina Aeraki.

In 2019 he played the lyra and song with Stelios Vasilaki the song “Bee (Μέλισσα)” . The music belongs to Stelio Vasilaki and lyrics belong to Charidimos Siganos and Giannis Vardas (Lyrogiannis).  Later again in the 2019 with a coorporation with Kosta Alexakis’ discography Amalago (Αμάλαγο) in 5 new songs

Source: www.aimonas.gr

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