“Journey of life can’t exist with out music and travel . Music is an invisible painting. In invisibility, there is no such thing as borders .”
Iasonas Psarakis is a Greek-born composer and musician of North Indian Classical and World music, solist of Sitar, Esraj and many other world music instruments, presently based in Santiniketan, Kolkata, India.
His career spans from European classical to Middle Eastern Music and journeys through Hindusthani Classical Music under the guidance of his gurus: Ameena Perera (daughter of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan), Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee, Shiraz Ali Khan, Amie Maciszawski and Sabyasachida Sarkhel.
He graduated from Sangit Bhavan – Visva Bharati University (BMus-HCM-Sitar/performance arts, final grade A+) and is a holder of scholarships under ICCR India along with 4 other Indian Merit scholarships.
Iasonas published his first album “Clay” (2014), a music album which was recorded in Lebanon with elements of Indian Classical Music and sounds of Iran.
He has showcased his music in theatres, concert halls, opera houses, auditoriums, collectives, cultural venues, street performances, radios, international music festivals and archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, Greece, India, Turkey, Bangladesh.
The world-renowned cultural organization “Bibliotheca Alexandrina” recently organised his first solo concert in Cairo, in the palace Beyt al Sinnari . He recently performed in historical theatre "Apollon"(Ermoupolis) and Theocharakis B&M Foundation for the Fine Arts & Music in Greece.
Iasonas is also the founder and composer of musical art project “Iasi Ensemble” whose first music album includes collaborations with esteemed musicians and artists from Iran, India, Greece and China. It is currently being produced by Nikolas A Gkinis .
Their track “Whirling Desert” composed orchestrated and directed (music video of it) by Iasonas, awarded (Best Music Arrangement) by the legend of guitar “Al Di Meola” at the Palm Beach International Music Awards and also awarded (Silver Award for Composition , Silver Award for Concept) by Global Music Awards . Also won more 17 awards from recognized International Film Festival and nominated 28 times .
He is also a part of the musical “Hellenic Traditional Project”, produced by Nikolas A Gkinis.
Iasonas also collaborates with renowned international artists like Kehua Li (Lico Dance), Ador Hooyar, Nikolas A Gkinis, Takis Loukatos and many others.
Most recently, he founded and curated the International “Independent Global Art Festival” and “Mukhti Bhoomi Festival”, both hosted by Hihiri Pipiri international Art Residency.
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Honorable Mention
Whirling Desert by Iasi Ensemble
London International Monthly Film Festival 2021
London ,UK
2021
Official Selection
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Lift-Off Global Network - First Time Filmaker Session 2021
2021
Best Original Score
Whirling Desert by Iasi Ensemble
Rome International Movie Awards 2021
Rome, Italy
Best Original Score
Whirling Desert by Iasi Ensemble
Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival 2021
Athens ,Greece
Outstanding Achievement for Film Score-Soundtrack
Whirling Desert by Iasi Ensemble
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Honorable Mention for Best Soundtrack
Whirling Desert by Iasi Ensemble
International Symbolic Art Film Festival 2021
Saint Petersburg ,Russian Federation
BEST FILM SCORE - SOUNDTRACK
Whirling Desert by Iasi Ensemble
Tagore International FIlm Festival 2020
Bolpur,West Bengal ,India
Outstanding Multi-Cultural Ensemble
Whirling Desert by Iasi Ensemble
X World Short Film Festival 2021
Rome, Italy
Silver Medal for Best Concept
Whirling Desert by Iasi Ensemble
Global Music Awards 2021
San Diego, United States
Silver Medal for Best Composition
Whirling Desert by Iasi Ensemble
Global Music Awards 2021
San Diego, United States
Best Song Arrangement
Whirling Desert by Iasi Ensemble
Palm Beach International Music Awards 2021
Florida , USA
Official Selection
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Lift-Off Global Network - Sessions 2021
Official Selection
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Anatolia International Film Festival 2021
Instanbul
Official Selection
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Golden Bridge İstanbul Short Film Festival 2021
Instanbul
Official Selection
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Vienna Indie Short Film Festival 2021
Vienna
Official Selection
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
The European Independent Film Award 2021
Official Selection
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Festival Angaelica 2021
Pasadena
Quarter-Finalist for Best Original Song/Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Love Wins International Film Festival 2021
New York
Semi Finalist
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Online Dance Short Videos Festival
Moscow
Semi- Finalist for Best Actress Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Munich Music Video Awards 2021
Munich
Semi - Finalist for Best Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Canadian Cinematography Awards 2021
Toronto
Semi - Finalist for Best Actress in Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
International Music Video Awards 2021
London
Nominee for Best Performing Arts
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Sun of the East Awards 2021
Bolpur
Nominee for Best Film Score - Soundtrack
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Sun of the East Awards 2021
Bolpur
Nominee for Best Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Sun of the East Awards 2021
Bolpur
Nominee for Best Original Score
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Kurdistan International Independent Film Festival 2021
Erbil
Nominee for Best Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Thessaloniki Free Short Film Festival 2021
Thessaloniki
Nominee for Best Dance Film
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Kalakari Film Fest 2021
Dewas
Nominee for Best Song/Music
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Jaipur International Film Festival 2022
Jaipur
Finalist for Best Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Kosice International Film Festival 2021
Kosice
Finalist for Best Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Prague International Film Awards 2021
Prague
Finalist for Best Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
"Euro Fest" European International Film Festival 2021
St.Petersburg
Finalist for Best Low Budget Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
International Music Video Awards 2021
London
Finalist for Best Sound Desing
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
International Music Video Awards 2021
London
Finalist for Best Original Song
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
International Music Video Awards 2021
London
Finalist for Best Dance Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
International Music Video Awards 2021
London
Finalist for Best Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
International Music Video Awards 2021
London
Finalist for Best Piece of Music
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Aphrodite Film Awards 2021
New York
Finalist for Best Performance
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
X World Short Film Festival 2021
Rome
Finalist for Best Original Song
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
X World Short Film Festival 2021
Rome
Finalist for Best Choreography
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
X World Short Film Festival 2021
Rome
Finalist for Best Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
X World Short Film Festival 2021
Rome
Award Winner: HONORABLE MENTION
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
London International Monthly Film Festival 2021
London
Award Winner : Honorable Mention for Best Soundtrack
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
International Symbolic Art Film Festival 2021
Saint Petersburg
Award Winner : SILVER AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Virgin Spring Cinefest 2021
Kolkata
Award Winner : SILVER AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC SCORE
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Virgin Spring Cinefest 2021
Kolkata
Award Winner : GOLD AWARD FOR BEST PERFOMING ARTS
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Virgin Spring Cinefest 2021
Kolkata
Award Winner : Best Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Euroasia International Monthly Film Festival 2021
Moscow
Award Winner : Best Dance Short Film
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Silk Road Film Awards - Cannes 2021
Cannes
Award Winner : BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival 2021
Athens
Award Winner : Outstanding Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2021
Kolkata
Award Winner : Outstanding Multi-Cultural Ensemble
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
X World Short Film Festival 2021
Rome
Award Winner : Best Solo Dance Performance
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
X World Short Film Festival 2021
Rome
Award Winner : Outstanding Achievement Film Score- Soundtrack Award
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Cult Critic Movie Awards 2021
Kolkata
Award Winner : Outstanding Achievement Music Video Award
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Cult Critic Movie Awards 2021
Kolkata
Award Winner : BEST PERFOMING ARTS
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Cult Critic Movie Awards 2021
Kolkata
Award Winner : Best Original Score
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Rome International Movie Awards 2021
Rome
Award Winner : Best Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Rome International Movie Awards 2021
Rome
Award Winner : Bronze Award for Best Music Video
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Independent Shorts Awards 2021
Los Angeles
Award Winner : BEST PERFOMING ARTS
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Tagore International Film Festival 2020
Bolpur
Award Winner : BEST FILM SCORE – SOUNDTRACK
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Tagore International Film Festival 2020
Bolpur
Award Winner : BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Tagore International Film Festival 2020
Bolpur
Award Winner : Silver Medal for Best Concept
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Global Music Awards 2021
San Diego
Award Winner : Silver Medal for Best Composition
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Global Music Awards 2021
San Diego
Award Winner : Best Song Arrangement
Whirling Desert - Iasi Ensemble
Palm Beach International Music Awards 2021
Florida
Birth Date
July 17, 1991
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Greece
“Journey of life can’t exist with out music and travel . Music is an invisible painting. In invisibility, there is no such thing as borders .”
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