PHILIP PAHNISTIS

Piano, accordion and music theory teacher

PHILIP PAHNISTIS

Born in 1980 in Volos. He attended Piano, Music Theory, Harmony and Counterpoint classes at the Volos Municipal Conservatory. Since 1995 he has been working as a musician. In 1998 he moved to Athens where he studied in the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Law. He continued to work as a musician in music venues, studios, giving private lessons and in conservatories. He continued his theoretical studies at the “Orpheio” and Philippos Nakas Conservatories (Fugue Diploma). From 2014 up to date, he has been one of the founding members of the Folk Music Group “Pirinas”, with frequent concerts in Greece and abroad. He continues his studies at the Conservatory “Orizontes” (Diploma in Composition). In 2018 he composed his first piece for G. Xanthoulis’s play “The Rubbish”, which was staged on the Theatre “Apo koinou” of Eleni Gerasimidou-AntonisXenos, directed by Korais Damatis. He is one of the main partners of the school ΕΝ ΧΟΡΔΑΙΣ & ΟΡΓΑΝΟΙΣ giving piano, accordion and music theory lessons.

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At ΕΝ ΧΟΡΔΑΙΣ & ΟΡΓΑΝΟΙΣ I’m trying to convince students for three things: first that our folk music is immortal, second that our culture is an important piece of our identity and third our identity will help as to move forward in the modern world, better than we did before. I strongly believe that Greek people for long historical periods avoid discussing about it. Maybe they forget, maybe they don’t give the proper attention, maybe they disagree. If I convince children for the truth of the above beliefs, I aspire to expand my efforts to the older ones. Maybe then I’ll be able to find the right answers in my questions.