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.