Paxos Festival

Mihali Paleologou

Mihali is an award winning composer with a varied musical output that includes music for Film,
Concert, Theatre, Installation and Dance. Mihali’s music has been commissioned and performed
by numerous ensembles and artists such as: the Brussels Philharmonic, Chroma ensemble, Ergon
ensemble and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; and his music has received
performances in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and China.
His compositions for Film includes numerous scores for Short Films including the award winning
‘Monica’, finalist for the Vimeo Audience Award in the 2016 Sundance Channel Short Film. Original
scores for Feature Film Documentaries ‘Fade to Black’, ’Lazarus’ and the TV series ’Lodgers’.
Mihali is a member of the judging panel for the Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging
composers (NY, USA).
As a conductor Mihali performed regularly both his own compositions as well as other repertoire in
the past years and he conducted in venues such as the Wigmore hall (UK); Queen Elisabeth Hall
(UK); Bishop’s gate Institute(UK); Paxos International Music Festival (GR); GSMD (UK); 20th
Century Theatre (UK); National LNK TV and Radio Hall (LT) and worked with ensembles such as
Venezuela Youth Symphony Orchestra; Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and Jetsam Ensemble.
Mihali Paleologou began his musical studies in Greece where he obtained his Artistic Diplomas in
Harmony, Counterpoint and Orchestration.

He continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he has been offered a full scholarship to study with Professors Julian Anderson, Richard Baker and Paul Newland, completing his Bachelors degree with Honours and Masters degree.

He is currently completing his Phd Studies in Contemporary Instrumental Techniques and Composition, at the Aristotle University of Greece with Prof. M. Lapidakis. Mihali’s publications and awards include among others, A Different Green for solo flute (by Arcomis), Chinese Notebook (in collaboration with poet D.Agrafiotis) on Readings Web Journal of Birkbeck University of London, he was finalist for the SABAM Award for Best Young European
Composer and First Prize Winner of the Frank Prindl Prize for Best Orchestral Score.

His Musical Theatre work, ‘Between Empires’, has been premiered in Edinburgh Fringe Festival,
winning rave reviews:
“… a mesmerising, brand new score by Mihali Paleologou also Musical Director, and a clutch of
vocal performances that demolish any reasonable expectations of what one might encounter in a
Fringe show.”
“… It’s a must-see, but even more importantly, with a score and cast of this calibre,
it’s a must-hear…”
Broadway World