Ioannis Kapnistis (Janis) was born in historical Corinth of Greece in 1977. From the age of nine, after the suggestion made by his father who has always been a great music lover and amateur guitar player, he started studying classical guitar at the local music school. Consequently, he continued his studies at the national conservatoire in Athens where he attended various musical subjects, such as Harmony of music, History of music and Traditional Music of Greece. At the same time, Janis was singing at the town’s children choir and later joined the famous mixed choir of Corinth. In 1997 he came to Prague to study at Charles University, pedagogical faculty, with a double specialty of classical guitar and theory of music. Already in his second year, in order to support his studies financially, he started playing and singing in luxurious restaurants in Prague. In 2001, he started his cooperation with Boro Prelic, forming the current singing guitar duo Boro & Janis. Meanwhile, he has worked individually composing his own music; in 2007, he completed his first personal album. As a composer, he has composed music for various theatrical projects in Greece, and he is producing computer-based music under commission for media usage for international companies.
so good, so moving, such great arrangement!
review written by: Tara