Demetrios Karamintzas, oboe
Spyros Tzekos, clarinet
Olga Holdorff-Myriangou, violin
Wolfgang Bender, violin
Leila Weber, viola
Martin Smith, cello
“What are the elements that compose each one of us, our personal characters, our individuality? The first answer that came to my mind is that character is composed of all the emotions, the thoughts and ideas, the fantasies and experiences that we have in our lifetimes. If we were to assign each of these elements a single color, then every one of us could be seen as a unique composition of colors, the mix of which results in our own, very personal shade”. This association has been the starting point for bassist and composer Petros Klampanis’ new album, “Chroma”, featuring influences from Mediterranean and Balkan folk music of his native Greece, classical colorings and vibrant splashes of musical pigment developed on the diverse jazz scene of New York City where Klampanis lives and works the last years.
In the concert that will take place within the context of the 1st Chios Music Festival, Petros Klampanis collaborates with a 6-member chamber music festival and the result is a very interesting, almost symphonic work of contemporary jazz.