Tasos Poulios

He was born in 1988 in Katerini but spent his first years in Bruchsal, Germany. Since 1995, upon returning to Katerini, he has been involved with Byzantine Music and in 2008 he received his Diploma. During the same period, he began his activity regarding the oral music of the wider southeastern Mediterranean. He graduated from the Department of Folk & Traditional Music of the TEI of Epirus, specialising in qanun and continued with postgraduate studies at the Department of Music Science and Art of the University of Macedonia in the program “Musical Arts-Performance and Performance-Qanun”. At the same time, he teaches the qanun in the undergraduate program of the department. In between he has been a visiting student at Istanbul Technical University for one semester. In 2012 he moved to Athens where he began a cycle of collaborations with artists such as Haig Yazdjian, Martha Mavroidi, Yasemi Quartet, Sokratis Sinopoulos, New York Gypsy All Stars, Vangelis Karipis, Nedyalko Nedyalkov, Amine Bouhafa, Michalis Kouloumis, Heliodromio, Katerina Papadopoulou, Nikos & Giasemi Saragouda, Areti Ketime, Giorgos Psaltis, Periklis Papapetropoulos etc, which continues to this day. In 2018 he releases the first live video sessions on the internet, and he is currently preparing his first record deal.