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Alexandros Pirillis

ALEXANDROS PIRILLIS is a violinist and composer who found his love of music at an early age, being particularly inspired by the popular light classical piece, the “Hungarian Dance No. 5” by Johannes Brahms.  Pirillis received support for his musical journey from his mother who was a classical pianist in Romania, and from his father who introduced him to the traditional music of Greece.
 
What makes Pirillis’ music unique is that his compositions do not follow any set of rules, and each piece is layered to form a mosaic of melodies that compels listeners to imagine different scenes of life while touching the emotions of the listener.  This is not surprising as his motivation in developing his musical skills came primarily by learning to play Moldavian, Hungarian and Romanian gypsy and folk music, which later led him to compose his own music for string quartet, eventually recording several of his compositions with his ensemble, Viocelli. 
 
Pirillis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.