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Born in Athens, Sakis Petropoulos began studying classical guitar at the age of nine. In 2001, he graduated from the National Conservatory of Athens, with Professor Kyriakos Mitrokotsas, with high degree of virtuosity and three years later was graduated as a soloist with a A' Prize award.
He studied Musicology at the Music Department of the Philosophical School of Kapodistrian University of Athens, while he got his Harmony,Counterpoint, Fugue and Orchestration Degree with excellence.
He studied composition with Harvard Phd and Berkley Professor Alexandros Kalogeras and Professor in Aristotle University Christos Samaras.
He has a Master's Degree in Composition for Film, Theater and Performing Arts, in Ionian University under the supervision of Dimitris Maragopoulos.
He took classes and attended seminars with professors like Oscar Ghiglia, Elena Papandreou, Nikita Koshkin, David Russel, Roberto Aussell, Frederick Hand, Jorge Morel, Ricardo Gallen, Marco Tamayo, Annielo Desiderio, Zoran Dukic, Costas Cotsiolis, Apostolos Paraskevas, (Classical Guitar), George Hadjinikos, Theodor Antoniou, (Composition and Interpretation), Michalis Oikonomou (Conducting), Christos Tzifakis (Flamenco guitar), Makis Amplianitis and Grigoris Danis (jazz guitar).
From 2001 to 2003 he was the Artistic Director of Nea Peramos Music Festival where music from many genres, Video Art but also Choir concerts had taken place.
His music for the George Nichols silent film "Cinderella" (1911) was performed in Old University of Athens as well as the Historical Museum of Athens and other cities all over Greece.
He has given many recital all over Greece, Europe and Latin America, as a solo artist, as well as with several bands where he is experimenting with different styles of music like rock, blues, funk, soul, jazz, ethnic, and playing also other instruments, such as drums, percussion, bass, bouzouki etc.
On May 2008, he was asked from Department of Foreign Affairs to represent Greece as a soloist in the European Festival which was taking place in Brazilia, Brazil. At that time he also played for the Brazilian Television (TV SENADO) and for the brazilian Radio Super FM, Brazilia.
He has over twenty years teaching experience and his students have distinguished in competitions all over Greece. He works as a classical guitar professor in the National Conservatorium of Athens, Peristeri Department.
As a composer his chamber music works have performed in Athens and in other cities of Greece.
He currently works as a film composer in a feature film with DreamChaser Films, a US based company, and he has been chosen for two more feature films with Dream Team Pictures starring Eric Roberts and Tom Sizemore.
Film (Crime and Drama) Composer The story of Genaro Costelli, a young man growing up in a neighborhood that is controlled by the Mafia. Despite the teachings of his family and church, he is tempted by the extravagant and seemingly care-free lifestyle of his "friends". The lure of mystery, power and intrigue are to powerful for Genaro to resist and he soon finds himself caught up in a web of danger, contradiction and betrayal. After suffering personal and family sacrifice he must face the most difficult challenge of his life, that is, how to live free of the tenacious life-long grip of the mob. Add to this the love of a young woman he is trying to protect and how he must choose between his love for her and his obligations to the mob. Written by Michael Eric
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens