Τρύφων Κουτσουρέλης

Awarded composer and songwriter Trifon Koutsourelis, was born in Athens. At the age of six, he had his first fortuitous contact with the piano of a neighbour. Since then, music is what he is wedded to.

As he grew up, staunchly cultivating his talent, most influential element of his education was to be found in the private lessons he had with George Hadjinikos (student of Carl Orff, principal lecturer of the piano faculty at the Royal Manchester College of Music.)

Trifon’s early career includes the formation and participation of bands of various musical genres. At that time, he worked as a session keyboard player, as well as in collaboration with well-known artists on world tours (Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Tania Tsanaklidou, Eleonora Zouganeli, Dionisis Savopoulos etc). He also collaborated with the biggest record labels (Universal, Sony Music, EMI and Heaven Music) where, as a songwriter and arranger, he composed and produced numerous hits for major Greek artists, having his name in the credits of 26 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums. During that period, he started composing music for media, TV and radio commercials and theatre plays.

His collaborations went successfully through the years, giving him the opportunity to explore many kinds of music, to work in studios with the highest standards of technology and to gain foundation in the music business.

His excellent knowledge of music technology also gave him the ability to give lectures of music production and technology in collaboration with SAE, Guitar For Education and LCM Examinations in Greece.

Some of Trifon’s career highlights gave him precious experience. In the Athens-2004 Olympic Games he worked as co-writer, arranger and producer on the main tune that accompanied all of Coca-Cola’s projects in the context of its Olympic Sponsorship agreement. In 2006, he composed the ANT1 TV station’s main themes and the anthem of AEK FC, one of the most successful football clubs in Greece and participant of the Champions League. Also, he was the production assistant of Frederick Rousseau (associate of Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis Papathanasiou) and worked in Vangelis’ studio from 2007 to 2009. In 2008 at the Muzart Festival (supported by TUV-LCM) he presented his very own multimedia piece «Music and Cosmos», a totally improvised musical piece, performed on a custom set-up and with the use of alternative music controllers, such as Fingerboard (Haken Audio). In 2010, he was the music director and performer of the music TV show «Just the two of us» of MEGA Channel. Then, in 2011, he was proposed by the French Embassy of Greece, UNESCO and the dance company DK-Bel to compose the music of the performance «Anamesa», which he also performed live during their European tour.

In 2010, Trifon composed his first score of a short film of Hollywood production. That was the beginning of a series of collaborations, with him being the composer of scores of several short films and documentaries. Charmed by the process of composing scores of films, Trifon’s current aim is the composition of music for media. With an inclination to innovation and deriving inspiration from every possible source of human nature and way of creativity, he handles well with all kinds of musical styles, using his life-long experience and his remarkable ability of collaboration to derive the best results that can incite the emotions and be etched in memory.

“...everyone on that train can be going the same direction but have different destinations...”