|Evmelia's II composer-in-residence: Christos Hatzis|
Born in Greece, educated in the United States and a Canadian citizen since 1985, composer Christos Hatzis (b.1953) is becoming widely known as a leading figure in contemporary classical music. His works are performed and broadcast throughout the world, and their frequent combination of a powerful spiritual foundation with an immediately accessible appeal has made a deep emotional impact upon audiences and performers alike.
"I feel strongly that with my music, I am trying to force a tiny opening in the clouds that will allow His Light to shine through.
At best, I am a follower, not a master,and my MASTER holds the patterns and patents of my being and work.
So, in the best of circumstances, I can only think of myself as an imitator."