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Yannis_World_Friends
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see Yannis (disambiguation).
Yanni
Yanni Press Photo
Background information
Birth name Yiànnis Hrysomàllis
Born November 14, 1954 (age 57)
Origin Kalamata, Greece
Genres Instrumental, New Age, contemporary classical
Occupations Composer, pianist
Instruments Piano, keyboard
Years active 1980–present
Labels Private Music/Windham Hill/BMG
Virgin/EMI
Image Entertainment
Yanni Wake/Disney Pearl Series
Associated acts Chameleon
Website yanni.com
Notable instruments
Piano, synthesizer, keyboard
Yanni (pronounced /ˈjɑːni/ yah-nee), born Yiannis Hrysomallis (pronounced /kriːsoʊˈmɑːliːs/ kree-soh-mah-leess);[citation needed] Greek: Γιάννης Χρυσομάλλης; classical transcription Giannis Chrysomallis) on November 14, 1954, in Kalamata, Greece, is a self-taught pianist, keyboardist, and composer.
He earned Grammy nominations for his 1992 album, Dare to Dream, and the 1993 follow-up, In My Time. His breakthrough success came with the 1994 release of Yanni Live at the Acropolis, deemed to be the second best-selling music video of all time.Yanni has since performed live in concert before in excess of two million people in more than 20 countries around the world. He has accumulated more than 35 platinum and gold albums globally, with sales totaling over 20 million copies.Yanni is considered to be one of the top fundraisers of all time for public television. His compositions have been included in all Olympic Games television broadcasts since 1988, and his music has been used extensively in television and televised sporting events. His music is frequently described as "new age", though he prefers the term "contemporary instrumental"
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