Michael Paouris

About me

ATHENS, Greece

Michael Paouris

Soloist (Bouzouki & Guitar) / Composer / Arranger.

My fields:
Jazz Fusion,
Latin Jazz,
Classical Music, Traditional Bouzouki.

5 times First Prize International Awards in Jazz (USA),
3 times First Prize International Awards in Classical Music
(Greece at Megaron Concert Hall, Austria at Mozarteum University, New York at Carnegie Hall).

12 Albums (3 Jazz Fusion, 3 Gypsy Jazz / Latin Jazz, 3 Folk Music, 3 Classical Music).

5 Books about the technique 1) "My Notes", 2) "50 EXERCISES FOR THE BOUZOUKI", 3) "Chitzaz", 4) "20 EXERCISES FOR THE GUITAR", 5) "120 DAYS OF PRACTICE" (Program Study).

200+ compositions in YouTube FREE for the audience.

Cultural background

  • Greece


  • Creativity
  • Faith
  • Musical subculture

Project Music

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 3.

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 2.

Born Today
  • 323 votes
  • Creativity Award

What emotions go through a migrant’s heart as they realize they are alone, far away from home? The amount of courage it takes to open their heart to a new life, find new love is unfathomable, yet it's possible when strangers extend a hand amidst the affliction of having lost everything. They are Born Today, on the day they face their new life with new fears and dreams. This song is a cry for help that is full of hope and trust in the human spirit of love, compassion and empathy.

  • African
  • Arabic
  • Flamenco
  • Fusion
  • Instrumental
  • Soundtrack
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Bouzouki
  • Cello
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Castanets
  • Duff
  • Finger cymbals
  • Percussion
  • Tambourine
  • Bagpipe
  • Clarinet
  • Horn
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Canada
  • Congo
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Syrian Arab Republic
Water tale of Love
  • 1081 votes

Water, as an element is the only matter that connects everything alive. I believe that water has memory - it’s collected information about everything since its existence, that makes it the wisest element. The message of it - love is the only way for everything. On a technical level in the piece - we have two “forces” in constant dialog: one, represented by piano, is well structured, thoughtful and calculated. Another (bouzouki) - is spontaneous, eruptive, emotional and unstable. The interaction of these two is creating the perfect balance.

  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • World
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Bouzouki
  • Drum machine
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation