Interview With Giorgos Volikas From Greece

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Giorgos Volikas

Giorgos Volikas is an amazing music composer from Greece. Using music to narrate a story, he indeed has created a great one as his first album "Genesis" was such a hit when it first launched!

Interview with the 2021 LIT Talent Awards Winner - Giorgos Volika

1Please provide us with a brief bio of yourself and your background.

My name is Giorgos Volikas, I was born in Athens on September 25, 1991 and I am a Greek music composer. The melody and the piano have a leading role in my music

My compositions have been broadcasted by television and radio stations across Europe, America and Australia. For instance, my first personal album “Genesis” has been released in Greece, as well as abroad, including ten personal instrumental compositions. It has been part of the television shows, such as, “Me Areti kai Tolmi” (with Virtue and Boldness) on the Greek Broadcasting Corporation (ERT 1), directed by Tasos Birsim.

Other than that, I have presented my compositions in Megaron-The Athens Concert Hall, in the festival “Manos Xadjidakis” in Xanthi, in “Aegean Arts International Festival” in Crete, in Poros Arts Festival, while I have also composed music for the Official Advertising Campaign of the Association “The Good Samaritan-of the Abused Woman and Child” and theatrical performances.

An important moment in my music career is my distinction at the Global Music Awards, an International American music competition, winning the Silver Medal with my composition "Nektar" (Category: Instrumental Music) and the Bronze Medal with my composition "Dystopia" (Category: Composition/Composer).

You can find out more about me on my website:

2What led you to become a talent/artist/influencer/performer?

Composing music, for me, is a mean of expression. When I compose music, it's like I'm narrating a story and through this story, I have the opportunity to express my feelings.

3Tell us more about your studio/company/academy.

I am a freelancer music composer doing what I really love!

4What skills have you learned that will help you in your result and/or performance?

Besides the talent which an artist may possess, it is critical that he improves his skills through the guidance of his teachers. My teachers in composition and orchestration, Giannis Anninos, Stavros Kartakis and Michael Andritsopoulos have helped very much in my musical development and I would like to thank them!

5What is your own definition of an impressive performance/show/masterpiece?

At my concerts, most of the time the audience who listens to my music doesn't know my work. It's very important for me if only a note from my compositions reaches it. I always try to create images and emotions to the audience with my music.

6What is your creative or ideation process like?

I never think like "Now I'm going to compose music". For me, inspiration comes from God and I just transfer the inspiration in the form of music.

I believe that it is not the music composer that chooses the moment of inspiration, but rather it is the inspiration that chooses if and when it will reach the composer.

7What has been the best performance of your career so far?

The best performance of my career was when I presented my piano compositions at Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall, in Greece.

8Describe the worst performance you have seen. What would you change about it?

When an artist has truly worked hard, I don't believe that we can judge whether a performance is good or not. We can only say if it touched us or not. Each performance has its own audience.

9Congratulations! As the winner of LIT Talent Awards, what does it mean to you, or your team, to receive this honor?

Firstly, I would like to sincerely thank you for this honor! It is very important for me that I had the chance to participate in these awards, so more people could get to know me better through my music.

10How has winning an international awards help promote you and/or your masterpiece?

It is certainly a great moment in my music career! Every day, I try with small, slow, and steady steps to keep becoming better. I would like to congratulate all the participants and wish them from the bottom of my heart to keep following their dreams!

11What are the challenges, for your winning entry, that you faced?

I believe that presenting my own compositions, the majority of which are unfamiliar to the audience, was a big challenge for me.

12What advise you will give to those who are in the same industry and/or are interested with your craft?

I would advise any person to study and keep developing themselves every day in order to pursue their goals. I would also like to give some advice to the parents of aspiring artists that it is very important for the children for their parents to truly believe in them, just as how my parents did and continue to do to this day.

13Who inspired you in your life, and why?

Music became a natural part of my life ever since I can remember. I have been surely influenced and inspired from the great Greek composers, like Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Vangelis Papathanasiou and many others.

14Who do you admire and what did he/she do that motivated you?

Without a second thought, my parents are by my side and motivate me every day!

15Who would you most like to collaborate with?

There are so many artists who I would like to collaborate with. Time will tell!

16Who are the three people/agencies/studios/academies/companies you would like to nominate, to participate in LIT Talent Awards?

I don't have a particular artist in mind. What I can say with certainty is that there are many notable artists all over the world who deserve to participate in LIT Talent Awards.

17What is the key that made you succeed? Any parting words of wisdom?

I am still making my first professional steps in music. It's important to be patient, humble, and hard-working in order to hope that your work will last in time.

18What is your upcoming masterpiece, that you’re currently preparing, about?

I am currently preparing my second personal album, which will include my new instrumental compositions.

19If you could change anything about the entire industry, what would it be?

It would make a big difference if new artists were given more chances to present their work. The audience will judge if their work is something to be remembered.

Winning Entries

Giorgos Volikas - Music Composer | 2021

Interview With Giorgos Volikas From Greece

The music composer Giorgos Volikas performs his instrumental compositions live on the piano, at Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall. The following compositions are presented...
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Giorgios Volikas

Giorgos Volikas is an amazing music composer from Greece. Using music to narrate a story, he indeed has created a great one as his first album "Genesis" was such a hit when it first launched!