More recently, as influenced by his Cretan background, he has added the Cretan lyra to his performances bringing to it his technical understandings of cello bowing and also the innovative addition of a fourth string, the low C of the cello.
On February of 2005, “DNA LAB_L records” released Yiorgos’ debut solo CD album, “Truth”. The new album called “On the Wind” was released in September of 2009, with the kind support of The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation.
Yiorgos performs his compositions in duet with Ruth Hill on the kanun, using the technique of “live-loop recording”. His concerts take place in U.K, Germany, Istanbul and Greece.
The scholarship from the “Fulbright Foundation”, in 2002, granted him the chance to develop his personal technique on the instrument and to study composition, arrangement and improvisation under the guidance of Ted Greene in Los Angeles. He established the “Faros” duo, in 2003, with the saxophone player and composer David Lynch.
He was born in 1973 in Athens, Greece, and was raised in a musical family. He attended the Athenaeum Conservatoire in Athens, where he received his Diploma under the guidance of the cellist Claire Demeulenaere.
For the last decade, he has collaborated in the projects of the songwriter Alkinoos Ioannidis, giving concerts all around the world.
He currently collaborates with some of the most well known Greek composers, artists and groups such as, Takis Farazis, Stavros Lantsias, David Lynch, Vassilis Rakopoulos, “Faros”, “Analogue”, “Furtuna” group, “The Chosen” and the “Manos Hadjidakis Ensemble.