Birth Name: Yiànnis Hrysomàllis
Birth Place: Kalamata, Greece
Years Active: 1980–present
Yanni (born Yiannis Hrysomallis), on November 14, 1954, in Kalamata, Greece) is a self-taught pianist, keyboardist, and composer. In 1987 he put together a small band which included John Tesh and Charlie Adams, and began touring to promote his earliest instrumental albums, “Keys to Imagination,” “Out of Silence,” and “Chameleon Days.” “Dare to Dream” was released in 1992. It was Yanni’s first Grammy-nominated album and featured "Aria," a song based on The Flower Duet and popularized by an award-winning British Airways commercial. A second Grammy-nominated album, “In My Time,” was released in 1993. His music has been used extensively in television and televised sportin...
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