GREEKS OF THE WORLD

Vasilis Kostas

Vasilis Kostas: The Greek musician who conquered America with his laouto

Acclaimed Greek master laouto player and composer, Vasilis Kostas, has recently won the “Forty Under 40” – an international award recognising people up to 40 years old who excel in the fields of arts, sciences and business; making him one of the most decorated Greek musicians of the last decade.

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Konstantinos Broumidis: the Greek-Italian artist who painted the US Capitol

Many people may not know that some of the most famous ceiling paintings, portraits of historical figures and murals within the Capitol, are painted by Greek-Italian artist Konstantinos Broumidis. Dubbed the “Michelangelo of the United States”, his extraordinary talent has been praised by art curators world-wide.

Elomida Visviki Lars Rasmussen technology

“Greece can attract the nomads of technology with its beauties.” Business Moguls Lars Rasmussen and Elomida Visviki move to Greece

“In the post-coronavirus era, Greece has a great advantage. It can attract the nomads of technology with its beauties. I believe that it has a great opportunity ahead of it, and it is now at a level where it can become the basis and foundation of large technology companies.” The couple behind Google Maps now bring their new mood-based music application ‘Weav Music’ to Greece.

Last Christmas George Michael Andrew Ridgeley

George Michael’s ‘Last Christmas’ reaches number one 36 years after its release

Written by George Michael when the star was just 21 years old, ‘Last Christmas’ is still the world’s favourite Christmas song more than three decades after its release, becoming the first number one in the charts of 2021 after an impressive 9.2 million streams over the past week.

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Greek billionaire Dimitris Daskalopoulos to convert Athens Tobacco Factory into a Cultural Centre

Dimitris Daskalopolous bought his first work of art whilst travelling through Thailand with his parents at the age of 17 – a statue that he carried with him under his arm for a week as it didn’t fit in his suitcase. Now, through his not-for-profit art foundation Neon, the Greek billionaire is converting a tobacco factory in Athens into a cultural centre as part of his mission to bring contemporary art to the people of Greece.

Odysseas Elytis

A new house for the legacy of Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis

The works of Greek poet, painter, and 1979 Nobel Prize winner Odysseas Elytis have been analysed by art experts and curators all around the world, while his poems have been studied in Greek schools for decades. The Greek Ministry of Culture is creating a museum house in Plaka, Athens designed to look like Elytis’s real-life home to hold his paintings, poems, notebooks and personal belongings.

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Spiro Stavis: St Basil’s man with a vision

Spiro Stavis, newly appointed Acting CEO, has a vision for St. Basil’s NSW & ACT: for consumers to see their lives improve upon joining the St. Basil’s family of programs and services. He speaks about his new role, “I can honestly say that I have never felt so fulfilled in my professional life. I know that every day I make a positive difference in somebody’s life.”

Rania Lampou Best Teacher in the World 2020

Rania Lampou: Greek teacher named “Best Teacher in the World” at the 2020 Global Teacher Awards

Greek neuroscience researcher and elementary school teacher from Athens Rania Lampou has been recognised internationally for her achievements as an educator, by winning the “Best Teacher Award” at the 2020 Global Teacher Awards.

Orianthi

Greek guitar goddess Orianthi releases new album ‘O’

Platinum selling singer, songwriter and world class guitarist Orianthi has just released her new long-awaited album ‘O’. Here’s what she has to say about her new work as well as her famous collaborations with rock royalty and global superstars including Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Prince, Richie Sambora and more.

Lena Ziglaki adopt a Chios mastiha tree

Adopt a magical Chios mastiha tree by the sea

Protected by the EU and UNESCO as a unique product, the precious ‘tears’ of Chios are harvested in a labour intensive process that has been passed down through generations and included on the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. There’s now a way to assist in the preservation of this ancient Greek tradition and the magical Chios mastiha trees.