Mimis Plessas: A Century Together

With a legendary career spanning seven decades, the industrious composer, virtuoso pianist, and conductor Mimis Plessas has composed melodies and songs that have left an indelible mark, music for film and theatre, jazz, opera, and classical music as well.

A generous and giving creator, he has promoted many great singers (Nana Mouskouri, Jenny Vanou, Yannis Poulopoulos, Stratos Dionysiou, Rena Koumioti, etc.) and defined Greek singing with his prolific contribution to the recording industry, which also owes him the most commercial Greek album ever released: Dromos, with lyrics by Lefteris Papadopoulos, having sold some 4,000,000 copies since 1969.

Many of Plessas’ songs are still sung and identified with the most glorious moments of the old Greek cinema.

The great composer, who this year celebrates his 100th birthday, will be honoured at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus concert by a host of favourite artists, together with the Mimis Plessas and ERT Contemporary Music Orchestras.