It is a wonderful honour to be the Composer in Residence at the Evmelia International Music Festival. The screening of the film View From Olympus (telling the story of my family’s journey to New Zealand in the 1960s and their return to Greece in the 1980s) will be a very special occasion for us, as my family and I will be reuniting in Volos just before the screening.
And the performances later that evening of my works by such wonderful musicians, in such a beautiful location, will be a memory I will treasure. It is with my deepest and heartfelt thanks to my dear friend, Artistic Director, Dino Mastroyiannis, that I look forward to arriving in Volos and enjoying this wonderful festival.
World-famous Greek-New Zealander composer
Professor at the Victoria University of Wellington