1954-1972 - "The Beginning - Greece" - In Kalamata, on the shores of the Mediterranean, Yanni was born and had a typical Greek life with one exception...Music. He began to play the piano at age six, but he refused formal piano lessons.As a child, Yanni heard music in his head and he wanted to hear it come out of the piano too, so he needed to learn how to play to make that happen. His childhood in Greece and his love for his native country gave Yanni his inspiration to compose such songs as "Santorini," "Nostalgia," and "Acroyali."
1973-1976 - "The Second Beginning - United States" - In 1972, Yanni left his homeland to attend the University of Minnesota. Between his studies, he played in local rock and roll bands and began to develop his personal musical style using both piano and electronic keyboards to create new sounds.
1977-1984 - "Rock and Roll - The Chameleon Days" - Yanni played keyboards for Chameleon, a rock and roll band that became well known in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. By now he began creating his own compositions. "Optimystique," his first solo album, was released in 1980.
2006-2009 - His more recent tour, Yanni Voices: Live in Concert, in 2009 was a big success. Touring all over North America with sold out shows including Radio City Music Hall and full houses throughout Mexico.
- Truth of Touch - Uplifting Instrumental Piece
- Echo of a Dream - Very sensual music
- Seasons - Has a Moroccan beat to it. Real catchy!
- Voyage - Moody Instrumental Number.
- Flash of Color - Upbeat
- Vertigo - Love the different variations in this number!
- Nine - Lots of different musical instruments can be heard.
- Can't Wait - Female Singer with beautiful music.
- Guilty Pleasure - Instrumental Piece that is very relaxing.
- O Luce Che Brilla Nell' Oscurita - I have no clue what is being said in this song but it is a very beautiful one.
- I'm So - Love it! My Favorite! Have to sway my body when I listen to it.
- Long Way Home - Sounds like Elevator music - upbeat
- Yanni & Arturo - Lots of Instruments
- Mist of a Kiss - Instrumental Piece
- Secret - Song with a female singing.
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