Webpage Themalaysianinsider.com has a great interview with Paul Avgerinos in connection with his Grammy nomination. Paul says:
“My goal has always been to make music that is spiritually uplifting and healing, both for myself and everyone else,” says composer-producer Avgerinos who is hailed by All Music Guide as one of the “Giants of New Age Ambience”.
“When I was young, I studied all kinds of music including the classics, developing my musical vocabulary and skills. I went to Peabody Conservatory (of Music) as a full scholarship student in bass violin and graduated in 1981 with a solid base of musical skills.”
By then, he had already performed as a bassist with Isaac Stern, Baryshnikov and many other classical artistes. After graduation, Avgerinos served as principal bass of several major symphony orchestras around the world, and gave solo recitals as well. He also toured as a bassist with Charles Aznavour, Liza Minelli, and the jazz legend Buddy Rich.
With his own recording studio in Redding, Connecticut, Avgerinos has produced albums and worked with artistes, including Jewel, Willie Nelson, Run DMC, and the Celtic Tenors. He has also scored for movies, commercials, television and cable projects.
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