Born in Athens, composer/guitarist Dimitris Chatzigiakoumidis studied classical guitar and graduated with a Soloist Diploma. He has worked as a guitarist with various musical groups and artists of classical, artistic, folk and traditional music. Dimitris works as guitar instructor as well as composer for films, theater, guitar and ensemble. He also sets poems to music and has transcribed works by Greek and international composers
My name is Dimitris Chatzigiakoumidis. I am a professional musician in Greece as well as composer for films and theater.
I started composing music the day it entered my life and i was touched by it. Every time I learned how to play a note on my guitar, a note of my own would come to mind .
My interest for film music began when I realized that I have the ability to create melodies in a very short time.
A good composer must totally understand the needs of the producer, the view of the director, and support the meaning of the film.
I believe that, music melodies, especially in films, should be expressive so as to reveal to the audience something completely new.
This is how I give music a reason to exist
Good music may pinpoint a specific movie frame while a good soundtrack may take the whole movie to another level.
We see very often complicated methods to create a piece of music, but in most cases it’s a very long and costly process.
This is useful for the actor's needs but not for the audience.
The sound of a violin, a piano, a flute...have the power to illuminate a single scene or the movie as a whole
This accomplished even with a single guitar as I have done successfully many times
Simple musician ideas can have a profound effect on a film
Name: Dimitris Chatzigiakoumidis
Lives in: Athens, Greece
Occupation: Music Composer and Musician