Manos Achalinotopoulos TC-R
Manos Achalinotopoulos was born and grew up in Athens.
After finishing high school, he studied Education and then Political Science in Athens University.
In 1987, he is awarded with the prize of best soloist at the festival of Ithaca, while in 1986
he participates with Greek group at the Pan-Mediterranean Festival of Folklore Music at Valencia
in Spain and at Corsica. In 1991, he was chosen as the best soloist in clarinet to participate
at the East - West Musical Meeting and Tour with Peter Kowald, Charlie Mariano, Okay Temiz,
Radi Abou Khalil, Daily Ross and others. In 1993, together with composer and lyre player
Elias Papadopoulos, he creates the musical group "Ellispontos" and that way organizes various
activities (recordings, television and live performances) in Hellas and aboard.
Manos Achalinotopoulos has traveled playing clarinet, cawal, shawm and flutes I more than 35
countries all over the world, while participating in concerts and Festivals of a great prestige.
With foreigner music composers, musicians and internationally famous singers such as: Ara Dinkjian,
Goran Bregovic, Arto Tukbojancian, Okay Temiz, Sushela Raman, Arief Darvish, Peter Kovalt,
Ch. Mariano and others.In August 2004 he interprets with his clarinet, music of the famous Greek
composer Mikis Theodorakis in the opening and closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games of Athens.
Manos Achalinotopoulos (http://www.clarinet.gr) is announced by critics, composers and musicologists
as the best new generation performer of the Greek clarinet as well as of the clear tradition style
and its special idioms thereof as of the Jazz, Balkan Ethnic style with the effects of the West Music.