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Arkomanis, George

George Arkomanis


The award-winning George Arkomanis (Tristan) constitutes one of the most distinguishable and talented cases in the field of worldwide art. His unique capacity as a composer, conductor and magician, has made the internationally recognized artist Michael Ammar, to attribute to him the nickname “The Maestro Magician”.

He was born in Athens and from 10 years old he started classical guitar lessons with J. Rogers and at the same time he took up learning the electric and acoustic guitar.

Then, he studied the Greek folk and eclectic music -in theory and in practice- with the help of important artists of this kind (C. Konstantinou, N. Tatasopoulos, I. Lepeniotis, K. Vamvoukos and many more) and from 1998 he started his professional way, as a bouzouki soloist.

At the same time he attended piano and theory lessons with T. Xirakis, and then harmony, morphology, music analysis and singing with G. Sourmaidis, as well as jazz harmony and orchestration with N. Kotaras. He studied “Special Harmony” with P. Hiou (Orpheus Conservatory), “Special Counterpoint”, “Fugue” (National Music Academy), “Composition” (LCM, University Of West London) with N. Kariotis and “Conducting” with R. Pilarinos (LCM, UOWL). Furthermore, he is the first Greek who gained the title “FLCM”.

He took part in seminars, conferences, workshops and master classes (conducting, composition, orchestration, artistic quality, plays’ analysis, morphology, instrumentation, music notation, history, kinaesthetics, music therapy, philosophy, psychology, performance etc.) of major artists (T. Antoniou, J. Howard, J. McBride, S. Sakkas, Y. Minas, E. Burger, K. James, S. Klapsis and many more). He has taught in various art & culture halls, academic institutions etc. (Centre Of Classical & Contemporary Music, International Brotherhood Of Magicians, Thoukidideios Cultural Organization etc.). He has also written articles, speeches, interviews, essays and poems of general content, but mainly about arts, society, supernatural, life etc. Many of those have been published in newspapers and magazines (Ta Nea, Artefake, Magician, Ogdoo etc.).

In parallel, he is involved with the art of magic and he is widely known with the artistic name Tristan. He is -maybe- the only one worldwide who has theorized in such a sophisticated way, the association between the two arts and he has given several seminars, conferences and master classes on this issue (Music In The Art Of Magic, Magic Music, Music & Performing Arts etc.). His performances are a unique spectacle where magic, music, speech and movement blend together and compose a new area of expression and meaning (Tristan Magic Show, Magic, Shadows In The Dust, Magic Music, One Magic Show, Metaphysical Magic Show, Magic & Science, Magic Of Dreams, Wonders Of Magic, Magic Circus and many others).

He has composed innovative music for many artists as well as TV shows, performances, movies, theatres, documentaries, advertisements etc. (Magic, Children Of Internment, Edgar Allan Poe, Almare, Cube, Mirror Forrest, Marble Thoughts, Demon Of Logic, Essence and many others). He has composed works and songs for solo, small and big music ensembles, with the frequent participation of musical instruments, structures and kinds of different orientation and aesthetics, in association with contemporary and many times innovative perceptions that outlined his personal style.

He has brought out five music albums (Giati M’ Agapises 2011, Rainy Night 2013, Fake Truths 2014, Confessions 2015, Music Gallery 2016), one DVD (Shadows In The Dust 2016), as well as other works, accompanying album of other artists (Martero – Back To The Future, ASMA – At Tonal etc.).

In 2017 was screened on the state television, the documentary “Talent” of Alexandros Skouras, on G. Arkomanis’s (Tristan) life and work. He has co-operated with: MTV, Coca Cola, Hilton Hotel, National Opera, National Geographic, Disney Frozen, Regency Casino, Mega Channel, TV & Video Conference, MLS, British Embassy, Friday’s, Expo Athens, International School Of Athens, Intercontinental Hotel, Make A Wish, Galaxy, Xmas Factory, Gialino Music Theater, University Of Indianapolis, NN Group, Caravel Hotel, ANT1, Megaron, Sephora, Soho Club, Rex Theater, Technopolis, An Art Artistry, Think Digital, Chill Out, Avenue Mall, Theasis, Apostoli, Politechnio Theater, Wella, Grammatosimo, Theocharakis Foundation, Pizza Hut, St. George Lycabettus Hotel, River West, Occhio Lounge Bar, NET, Dais Theater, Mushroom Club, Kivotos, Beer Academy, RIK, Magic Flute, The Mall Athens, Brauhaus, Magic Happens, Egalite, The Ranch, Anemos Club, MEC Peanias, Metropolitan Hotel, Hug, Manos School, Golden Hall, Flocafe, IANOS, Athenaeum, Palmie Bistro, Allou Fan Park, Half Note, Agora, Everyday, Elaion Loft, Hytirio Theater, Divani Apollon Palace, 1927, Cirque Musical, Sui Generis, Goody’s, Germanos, Bier Keller, Dandolina, Circus Dayz, Balux, Athens Heart, Malliaras School, Smart Park, Renaissance Hotel, Babylino, El Convento Del Arte, Blanos Center, Athens Science Festival, Passepartout, Marousi Plaza, Varkiza Resort, Platon School, Santa Claus Kingdom, Vive Mar, Goulandris Museum, 3D Mapping, Mare West, BCA College, Island Residence, Polo Club, Grand Resort Lagonisi, Veghera, Star Channel, Bridgestone, Acropol Theatre, Holywood Stage, War Museum, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Theoxenia Palace, La Prairie, HP and many others.

George Arkomanis is a contemporary artist who expresses and is expressed through the international language of art. His work is transformed constantly through time serving the needs of the deepest reflective mood. With countless distinctions, honored and dithyrambic reviews, he has been awarded as composer and as magician at festivals and competitions.

Andrade, Juan Pablo
I.M.D.A. (A.S.M.A.)