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  • Dimitris Varelopoulos

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(b Kiato Korinthias, July 26, 1934). Greek composer and pianist. During his teenage years he settled with his family in Athens where he started studying piano and music theory at the National Conservatory. In 1960 he enrolled (for the sake of his father) in the school of law at the University of Athens, but soon afterwards he decided to give up his studies and move to Paris. His exceptional skills on the piano helped him become widely known in Paris, and rapidly he began working as an accompanist alongside some of the most popular artists of the Parisian music scene, including Cora Vaucaire, Serge Gainsbourg, Béatrice Arnac, Marie Laforêt, Pia Colombo, and Juliette Gréco. As a pianist, he accompanied Arnac in the recording of her album entitled ...

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