Zoe Tiganouria – Composer
Short Biography (highlights with references)
Zoe Tiganouria is a Greek composer, accordion soloist & performer. She was born and raised in the island of Samothrace in Greece.
She has composed the music for the soundtrack of the Hollywood movie “Tango Shalom”.
Has opened the concerts of the legendary James Brown at the Lycabettus Theater in Athens and at the Earth Theater in Thessaloniki (2006).
Has composed music for the 200 years anniversary documentary of MEGA CHANNEL “21: I epanastasi ton Ellinon”.
and recently, together with Stelios Generalis, the music of the theatrical performance “Karaiskakis: a misunderstood hero”.
She has composed the soundtrack of the ANT1 TV series “Deligianneion Parthenagogeion” by Haris Romas.
She hosted as a guest the award-winning saxophonist Chico Freeman (New York Jazz Award) in her concert at the Gatelouzi Towers of Samothrace (see at 16’00” of the video)
She has appeared on the Iranian satellite channel Simay-Azadi Net, for her anniversary composition “Revolution 1821-Long Live Freedom”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_7RLmChrvg composed for the 200 years anniversary of the Greek independence.
She has performed live at the 5th International Accordion Festival in Ikaalinen (Finland) representing Greece, where accordion “giants” such as Frank Marocco perform live, broadcasted worldwide by Finland’s National Television.
She has performed live at the International Marathon Awards “AIMS Best Marathon 2015”, broadcasted worldwide by ERT with presenter Mr. Alexis Kostalas.
She has performed live at the Giuseppe Sciacca International Awards in the Vatican
She has been awarded by the “Hadjipaterio Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Spastic Children” for her selfless contribution to the children of the Foundation, with her non-profit concert.
She collaborated playing the accordion with the famous Canadian singers Jason McCoy and Jim Payetta in “We are 1 World”. This song was a collective effort of international artists to fight the Covid-19 pandemic by donating the proceeds to the respective Red Cross section.
She has performed live at the Frankfurt International Music Fair representing the ROLAND V-Accordion.
International artists such as the Italian singer In Grid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Jqw__SIBo or the Iranian singer Roozbeh Nematollahi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOAO3DU2X2I or Göknur Onur https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TF2JMkTC5Q sing her songs and many famous Greek singers! Such as Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Dimitra Galani, Dimitris Bassis, Babis Tsertos, Costas Makedonas, Stelios Diodidiou, Christos Dantis, Kaiti Garbi, Areti Ketime, Lefteris Pantazis, Agathonas, Zozo Sapoundzaki, Eleni Voudouraki, Eleni Peta, Gerasimos Andreatos, Konstantinos Tsachouridis, Grigoris Petrakos and others.
She has performed hundreds of live concerts in theaters and archeological sites. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UukhJluNng
She has more than twenty (20) personal albums, including books with transcription scores for accordion & piano duet on her own compositions, as well as children’s books with her melodies, all accompanied by CDs.
In her artistic career so far, she has:
- Almost 200 compositions in Greek and international discography,
- Instrumental music in international collections (such as Buddha Bar),
- Over 1000 accordion recordings as a musician,
- and many covers in Greek and international discography.
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