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Yanni
Background information
Birth name Yiannis Chrysomallis
Born November 14, 1954
Origin Flag of Greece Kalamata, Greece
Genre(s) Contemporary instrumental
Occupation(s) Composer
Pianist
Instrument(s) Piano
Keyboard
Years active c. 1980–present
Label(s) Private Music/Windham Hill
Virgin Records
Image Entertainment
Website www.yanni.com

Yanni (born Yiannis Chrysomallis, Greek: Γιάννης Χρυσομάλλης, on November 14, 1954) is a Greek keyboardist and composer. He was born in Kalamata, Greece. is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... There is also a Kalamata in the Democratic Republic of Congo, see Kalamata, Democratic Republic of Congo Kalamata (Greek, Modern: Καλαμάτα, Ancient/Katharevousa: -ai), older forms: Kalamai is a city in southern Greece, on the Peloponnesos, by the Mediterranean. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Instrumental An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or piece without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Private Music is a subsidiary record label of BMG. See also List of record labels Categories: Record labels | Stub ... Windham Hill Records is a record company, founded in the 1976 by guitarist and carpenter William Ackerman and his then-wife Anne Robinson. ... Virgin Records is a British recording label founded by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Image Entertainment is a major home video and television distribution company that has handled digital media distribution of television programs, public domain and copyrighted feature films, and music concerts. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Kalamata (Greek, Modern: Καλαμάτα, Ancient/Katharevousa: -ai), older forms: Kalamai is a city in southern Greece, on the Peloponnesos, by the Mediterranean. ...

Contents

Biography

Yanni is a self-taught pianist who began his musical career by giving recitals for family members. Early in his life, he was also a competitive swimmer in Greece and set a national record in the 50-meter freestyle competition. He later attended the University of Minnesota and earned a B.A. in psychology. After graduation, Yanni chose to try a career in music, although he could not read music and had no formal training. Using his own form of musical shorthand, he began writing original works. A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... Psychology (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhē, spirit, soul; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is an academic / applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior of humans and animals. ...


While a student at the University of Minnesota, Yanni joined an up-and-coming local group called Chameleon, which was headed by drummer Charlie Adams.[1] Chameleon earned some modest commercial success touring throughout the Midwest, particularly in the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and South Dakota. Eventually, Yanni grew tired of the rock and roll lifestyle and focused solely on his instrumental career as a soloist. He moved to Los Angeles and eventually formed a small band including Charlie Adams and John Tesh. Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... Chameleon is a late 1970s/early 1980s American rock band founded by Charlie Adams. ... For the American football player of the same name, please see Charlie Adams. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For the American football player of the same name, please see Charlie Adams. ... John Frank Tesh (born July 9, 1952) is an American pianist and composer of new age and contemporary Christian music. ...


Dare to Dream was released in 1992. It was Yanni’s first Grammy-nominated album and featured "Aria", a song popularized by an award-winning British Airways commercial. A second Grammy-nominated album, In My Time, was released in 1993. Dare to Dream, is Yannis eighth album, released on the Private Music label in 1992, (see 1992 in music). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... In My Time, is Yannis ninth album, released on the Private Music label in 1993, (see 1993 in music). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...

Yanni's breakthrough commercial success came with the release of his album and video, Yanni Live at the Acropolis, which was filmed on September 25, 1993 at the 2,000-year-old Herod Atticus Theater in Athens, Greece,[3] and released in 1994. This was Yanni’s first live album and utilized a full orchestra in addition to his core band. Under the supervision of conductor Shardad Rohani, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performed one of its most memorable and, as Shardad Rohani expressed at the end of concert, magical performances ever. Subsequently, the concert was broadcast in the US on PBS and quickly became one of their most popular programs ever. It has almost continuously remained on the charts since its release and is the second best-selling music video of all time, selling more than 7 million copies worldwide.[4] His composition, "Acroyali/Standing in Motion", was determined to have the "Mozart Effect", by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine because it was similar to Mozart's K 448 in tempo, structure, melodic and harmonic consonance and predictability.[2] Image File history File links Standing_in_Motion. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... The Mozart effect can refer to: A disputed set of research results that indicate that listening to certain kinds of complex music may induce a short-lived (fifteen minute) improvement on the performance of certain kinds of mental tasks known as spatio-temporal reasoning; [1] [2] Popularized versions of the... The Logo and Coat of Arms of the Society. ... The Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448 is a solo piano work composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1781, at 25 years of age. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Yanni Live at the Acropolis, recorded live at the Herod Atticus Theatre, Athens, Greece, on September 25, 1993, and released in 1994 as an album and live video. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... View of Herodes Atticus Theater from atop the Acropolis The Herodes Atticus Odeon was built in 161 by Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla, on the south slope of the Acropolis hill. ... For other uses, see Athens (disambiguation). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Shardad Rohani is a Persian (Iranian) composer, violinist/pianist, and conductor. ... The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is an English orchestra based in London. ... Shardad Rohani is a Persian (Iranian) composer, violinist/pianist, and conductor. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... The Mozart effect can refer to: A disputed set of research results that indicate that listening to certain kinds of complex music may induce a short-lived (fifteen minute) improvement on the performance of certain kinds of mental tasks known as spatio-temporal reasoning; [1] [2] Popularized versions of the... The Logo and Coat of Arms of the Society. ... The Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448 is a solo piano work composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1781, at 25 years of age. ...


In March of 1997, Yanni became one of the few Western artists permitted to perform and record at the Taj Mahal in India. Later that year he performed at the Forbidden City in China. From these two events he created his next live album and video, Tribute, which was released in 1997. Taj Mahal Location of the Taj Mahal within India The Taj Mahal (Devanagari: ताज महल, Nastaliq: تاج محل) is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. ... For other uses, see Forbidden City (disambiguation). ... Tribute, recorded live Indias Taj Mahal and Chinas Forbidden City. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 2000, after a two-year sabbatical, Yanni released his first studio album in seven years: If I Could Tell You. If I Could Tell You, is Yannis 12th studio album, released in 2000. ...


Yanni also toured in 20032004 with the debut of the Ethnicity album extending his "One World, One People" philosophy. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ethnicity, is Yannis 13th studio album, released in 2003. ...


He kicked off his 2004–2005 tour at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, and his next live album and video, Yanni Live, The Concert Event was released in 2006. Mandalay Bay casino from the north Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a hotel/casino on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Yanni Live, The Concert Event, was recorded live at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, released in 2006. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


His music is frequently described as "new age", though he prefers the term "contemporary instrumental".[1] New Age music, is a vaguely defined style of music that is generally quite melodic and often primarily instrumental. ...


Original Discography

Image File history File links Yanni_Santorini. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... Yanni Live at the Acropolis, recorded live at the Herod Atticus Theatre, Athens, Greece, on September 25, 1993, and released in 1994 as an album and live video. ... Image File history File links Yanni_In_the_Morning_Light. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... In My Time, is Yannis ninth album, released on the Private Music label in 1993, (see 1993 in music). ... Image File history File links Yanni_Tribute. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... Tribute, recorded live Indias Taj Mahal and Chinas Forbidden City. ... Image File history File links Yanni_The_End_of_August. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... In My Time, is Yannis ninth album, released on the Private Music label in 1993, (see 1993 in music). ... Image File history File links Yanni_Nostalgia. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... Yanni Live at the Acropolis, recorded live at the Herod Atticus Theatre, Athens, Greece, on September 25, 1993, and released in 1994 as an album and live video. ... Optimystique, is Yannis first album, released on the Atlantic label in 1984, and Private Music label in 1989, (see 1984 in music). ... Keys to Imagination, is Yannis second album, released on the Private Music label in 1986, (see 1986 in music). ... Out of Silence, is Yannis third album, released on the Private Music label in 1987, (see 1987 in music). ... Chameleon Days, is Yannis fourth album, released on the Private Music label in 1988, (see 1988 in music). ... Niki Nana, is Yannis fifth album, released on the Private Music label in 1989, (see 1989 in music). ... Reflections of Passion, is Yannis sixth album, released on the Private Music label in 1990, (see 1990 in music), with a concert tour the same year and same title. ... In Celebration of Life, is Yannis seventh album, released on the Private Music label in 1991, (see 1991 in music). ... Dare to Dream, is Yannis eighth album, released on the Private Music label in 1992, (see 1992 in music). ... In My Time, is Yannis ninth album, released on the Private Music label in 1993, (see 1993 in music). ... Yanni Live at the Acropolis, recorded live at the Herod Atticus Theatre, Athens, Greece, on September 25, 1993, and released in 1994 as an album and live video. ... Tribute, recorded live Indias Taj Mahal and Chinas Forbidden City. ... If I Could Tell You, is Yannis 12th studio album, released in 2000. ... Ethnicity, is Yannis 13th studio album, released in 2003. ... Yanni Live, The Concert Event, was recorded live at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, released in 2006. ...

Videography

Yanni Live at the Acropolis, recorded live at the Herod Atticus Theatre, Athens, Greece, on September 25, 1993, and released in 1994 as an album and live video. ... Yanni Live at Royal Albert Hall is an intimate concert presentation which features the majestic Royal Albert Hall organ in performance with Yannis very own symphony orchestra. ... Yanni One on One shows a presentation at Interlochen Center for the Arts - one of the nations leading artistic institutions. ... Tribute, recorded live Indias Taj Mahal and Chinas Forbidden City. ... Yanni Live, The Concert Event, was recorded live at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, released in 2006. ...

Concert tours

Out of Silence, is Yannis third album, released on the Private Music label in 1987, (see 1987 in music). ... Chameleon Days, is Yannis fourth album, released on the Private Music label in 1988, (see 1988 in music). ... Reflections of Passion, is Yannis sixth album, released on the Private Music label in 1990, (see 1990 in music), with a concert tour the same year and same title. ... In Celebration of Life, is Yannis seventh album, released on the Private Music label in 1991, (see 1991 in music). ... Dare to Dream, is Yannis eighth album, released on the Private Music label in 1992, (see 1992 in music). ... In My Time, is Yannis ninth album, released on the Private Music label in 1993, (see 1993 in music). ... Yanni Live at the Acropolis, recorded live at the Herod Atticus Theatre, Athens, Greece, on September 25, 1993, and released in 1994 as an album and live video. ... Yanni Live at Royal Albert Hall is an intimate concert presentation which features the majestic Royal Albert Hall organ in performance with Yannis very own symphony orchestra. ... Tribute, recorded live Indias Taj Mahal and Chinas Forbidden City. ... Ethnicity, is Yannis 13th studio album, released in 2003. ... Yanni Live, The Concert Event, was recorded live at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, released in 2006. ...

Autobiography

Yanni's autobiography, Yanni in Words, co-authored by David Rensin, was released in 2003. It is a memoir which includes information about his early childhood in Greece, his college years in Minnesota, his success as an international music artist with his exploration into the creative process by which he composes, and his intense nine-year relationship with actress Linda Evans. The book released in Feb 2003 coincided with the release his 13th album Ethnicity and soon was declared a New York Times Bestseller. Image File history File links Yannibook. ... Image File history File links Yannibook. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... link titleThe word international can mean: Between nations or encompassing several nations. ... Linda Evans (born Linda Evanstad on November 18, 1942, in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American actress known primarily for her roles on television. ... Ethnicity, is Yannis 13th studio album, released in 2003. ... The New York Times bestseller list is a weekly chart in The New York Times newspaper that keeps track of the best-selling books of the week. ...


Some other uses of Yanni's works

  • Two of Yanni's pieces (both unreleased to the general public) are used for sports telecasts: CBS Sports uses "Fanfare" for its coverage of non-major PGA TOUR events and the LPGA Championship. NBC Sports uses "In Celebration of Man" for its coverage of all championships sanctioned by the United States Golf Association.
  • "Once Upon A Time", has been used by Hong Kong's TVB for its world weather forecast since the early 1990s during the international weather report. "Santorini" is also used for a daily report program in the same channels.
  • "Aria", an arrangement of the Flower Duet from Léo Delibes opera Lakmé, has been used in British Airways commercials.
  • In addition to sports telecasts, part of Yanni's "Acroyali/Standing in Motion" has been played during the pregame lightshows of the New Jersey Devils.
  • "Standing in Motion" is played during one of the water ballets at Epcot's Fountain of Nations at Innoventions Plaza.
  • "Forgotten Yesterdays" is played in the Wonders of Life Area as a Music Loop at Epcot's Wonders of Life Attraction.
  • "Swept Away" and "Reflections of Passion" have been used in the video documentary of Michael Jordan, "Come Fly With Me."
  • "Within Attraction" was used as the introduction theme tune for the BBC Radio 1 programme "Steve Wright in the Afternoon".
  • "Deliverance" has been used in the game "Stronghold: Crusader"

CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... NBC Sports logo NBC Sports is a division of NBC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... The logo of the USGA The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ... Television Broadcasts Limited (SEHK: 0511), commonly known as TVB, was the first over-the-air commercial television station in Hong Kong. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Flower Duet (Sous le dôme épais) is a famous aria for two singers from Léo Delibess opera Lakmé. It is best known for its use in British Airways TV commercials and TV shows and movies including: Ive Heard the Mermaids Singing, The Hunger, The American... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... Epcot is the second theme park built at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ... Tom Morrow, Mayor of Tomorrowland and host at Disneylands Innoventions Innoventions is a pavilion in Future World at Epcot in Walt Disney World, Florida that opened in 1994. ... Epcot is the second theme park built at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Stephen Richard (Steve) Wright (born August 26, 1954 in Greenwich, London) is a radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom. ...

Further reading

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References

  1. ^ a b Yanni; Rensin, David (2002). Yanni in Words. Miramax Books. ISBN 1-4013-5194-8. 
  2. ^ a b Yanni; Rensin, David (2002). Yanni in Words. Miramax Books, 67. ISBN 1-4013-5194-8. 
  3. ^ Album liner: Yanni Live at the Acropolis
  4. ^ Yanni Career Highlights (PDF). yanni.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-21.

Logo used on Hyperion Books for Childrens official site Miramax (also known as Hyperion Books for Childrens) is the childrens division of Hyperion, the book publishing division of the Walt Disney Company. ... Logo used on Hyperion Books for Childrens official site Miramax (also known as Hyperion Books for Childrens) is the childrens division of Hyperion, the book publishing division of the Walt Disney Company. ... Yanni Live at the Acropolis, recorded live at the Herod Atticus Theatre, Athens, Greece, on September 25, 1993, and released in 1994 as an album and live video. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

A Thousand Summers (Live at Wiltern Theatre) is a song released in 1988 by John Tesh, (see 1988 in music). ...

External links


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