Paul Avgerinos

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Paul Avgerinos
Born (1957-11-21) November 21, 1957 (age 61)
Norwalk, Connecticut, Connecticut United States
GenresNew Age
Occupation(s)Musician,
Composer
Record producer
Instrumentsbass violin, cello, keyboard instruments, Audio engineer
WebsiteRoundSky Music

Paul Avgerinos (born November 21, 1957[1] in Norwalk, Connecticut) is an American music composer, performer, and producer.[2][3] His work is in the genres of ambient, space, world, World Fusion, electronic, and drone.[4][5] Avgerinos has worked with Deana Carter and The Celtic Tenors.[6] Avgerinos is a member of ASCAP and his music has been used in motion pictures, television shows, and commercials.[5]

Career[edit]

Avgerinos graduated from The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in 1981.[7] He served as Principal Bass in orchestras and has toured with Charles Aznavour and Buddy Rich.[8][9]

Avgerinos' work uses a combination of acoustic and electronic instruments.[10][11] Avgerinos plays bass violin, cello, guitars, and keyboards.[12][13] Avgerinos often uses Romantic and Impressionistic techniques as he composes and arranges his New Age productions.[14][15][16][17] Often employing wordless choirs, he sometimes uses lyrics as in his album of Sacred Chant, Phos Hilaron, and his album GNOSIS, which utilizes Greek Orthodox Chanting.[18] Garden of Delight won awards for Best World Album of the Year and CD of the Month on Echoes.[19][20][21]

Collaboration with Peter Kater on his Red Moon album yielded a final five Grammy Nomination in 2004.[22]

Avgerinos currently resides in Redding, CT.[23]

In 2005, Avgerinos received best cover art from the Zone Music Reporter for his album Maya.[24] His album Gnosis won best relaxation album, and Garden of Delight won best World Album respectively. Bliss was announced as the best Relaxation Album in 2011 and Lovers was the best New Age album in 2012.[25] His major awards came in 2015 and 2016, when Avgerinos received his first Grammy nomination for Bhakti.[26] In 2016 he won his first Grammy award for Best New Age Album for the release of Grace.[27]

Awards[edit]

  • Maya - 2005 NAR Lifestyle Music Award Best Cover Art[28]
  • Gnosis - 2006 NAR Lifestyle Music Award Best Relaxation/Meditation Album[29]
  • Garden of Delight- 2007 NAR Lifestyle Music Award Best World Album[30]
  • Bliss- 2011 Zone Music Reporter Best Relaxation/Meditation Album[31]
  • Bhakti - 2015 Grammy Nomination for Best New Age Album[32]
  • Grace - 2016 Grammy Winner for Best New Age Album[27]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2019 Musical Meditations on The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, with Deepak Chopra & Kabir Sehgal
  • 2018 Mindfulness[33]
  • 2017 Home: Where Everyone Is Welcome - By Deepak Chopra, Kabir Sehgal & Paul Avgerinos published by Hachette, NYC [34]
  • 2016 Amma - Devotional Songs to the Divine Mother on Round Sky Music[35]
  • 2015 GRACE on Round Sky Music[36]
  • 2014 BHAKTI on Round Sky Music[37]
  • 2013 RELAX on Round Sky Music[38]
  • 2013 MEDITATE on Round Sky Music[39]
  • 2012 LOVERS on Round Sky Music[40]
  • 2011 BLISS on Round Sky Music[41]
  • 2010 Law of Attraction on Round Sky Music[41]
  • 2009 LOVE on Round Sky Music[41]
  • 2008 Garden of Delight on Real Music[42]
  • 2007 Gratitude Joy on Real Music[42]
  • 2006 GNOSIS on Round Sky Music[41]
  • 2005 MAYA on Round Sky Music[41]
  • 2005 Phos Hilaron on Round Sky Music[41]
  • 2001 Words Touch on Round Sky Music[41]
  • 1998 Sky of Grace on Round Sky Music[41]
  • 1992 Muse of the Round Sky on Hearts of Space[43]
  • 1988 Maya ; The Great Katun on World Room[41]
  • 1987 Balancing Spheres on World Room[41]
  • 1987 Sensual Storm on New World
  • 1986 Tropical Paradise on New World
  • 1986 Island Sanctuary on New World
  • 1985 Celestial Voyage on New World

Samplers and collections[edit]

  • 2008 iRelax with Numi Tea, Real Music[42]
  • 2008 Finding Balance, Sacred Spa Series, Real Music[42]
  • 2005 Relaxation Spa - The Greek Isles
  • 2005 Relaxation Spa - The Yucatán
  • 2005 Relaxation Spa - The Lost Nexis
  • 2002 Oasis Spa Series, SIX Albums
  • 1994 MBNT, Hearts of Space[43]
  • 1993 The Absolute Sound, Hearts of Space[43]
  • 1994 Omni; Deep Space Vol. 4
  • 1992 Universe Sampler, Hearts of Space[43]
  • 1992 Adventures in Music, New Age 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Birthday To Redding's Paul Avgerinos | The Weston Easton Daily Voice". Weston.dailyvoice.com. 1957-11-21. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  2. ^ "Public is invited to Jazz Vespers at Christ Church | The Redding PilotThe Redding Pilot". Thereddingpilot.com. 2013-04-29. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  3. ^ "Paul Avgerinos: Songs, Albums, Pictures, Bios". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  4. ^ "Paul Avgerinos | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  5. ^ a b "CT Recording Studio for Film, TV, Commercials". Studio Unicorn. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  6. ^ "( Paul Avgerinos > Credits )". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  7. ^ "New Age/Ambient/World Music Industry Interviews". Zonemusicreporter.com. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  8. ^ "View topic - Paul Avgerinos' Beautiful CDs Now Available Here". electro-music.com. 2003-05-05. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  9. ^ "Paul Avgerinos | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  10. ^ "Bliss by Paul Avgerinos | Kindred Spirit | Mind Body and Spirit". Kindred Spirit. 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  11. ^ "Paul Avgerinos". DailyOM. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  12. ^ Howard Moscovitz. "Electronic Music - community forum, news, reviews, calendar, CDs". Electro-music.com. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  13. ^ "Grammy Nominated Ambient New Age artist Paul Avgerinos releases 3 new compilation albums | ajbud". Ajbud.ulitzer.com. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  14. ^ "wncw: : A Journey into a Perfumed Middle Eastern Fantasy (2008-01-09)". Publicbroadcasting.net. 2008-01-09. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  15. ^ "Paul Avgerinos – Bliss – Round Sky Music - Audiophile Audition". Audaud.com. 2011-08-21. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  16. ^ "Electron Blue Archives". Pyracantha.com. 2004-02-29. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  17. ^ "Grammy Winning Ambient New Age artist Paul Avgerinos releases 3 new compilation... - REDDING, Conn., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/". Prnewswire.com. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  18. ^ "Phos Hilaron – Round Sky Music". Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  19. ^ "NAR 2007 Lifestyle Music Award Winners". Zonemusicreporter.com. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  20. ^ "Echoes Essential CDs for 2007". Echoes.org. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  21. ^ "John Diliberto's Picks". Echoes. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  22. ^ "PeterKater.com". PeterKater.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  23. ^ "Redding Connecticut's Famous People :: An Impressive List of Individuals Who Have Called Redding Home". Historyofredding.com. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  24. ^ "NAR 2005 LifeStyle Music Award Winners". www.zonemusicreporter.com. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  25. ^ "2011 Best Relaxation/Meditation Album".
  26. ^ "Paul Avgerinos". GRAMMY.com. 2015-04-14. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  27. ^ a b "Grammys 2016 Winners: The Complete List". E! Online. 2016.
  28. ^ "2005 Best Cover Art". www.zonemusicreporter.com. Retrieved 2015-12-06.
  29. ^ "2006 Best Relaxation/Meditation Album". www.zonemusicreporter.com. Retrieved 2015-12-06.
  30. ^ "2007 Best World Album". www.zonemusicreporter.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  31. ^ "2011 Best Relaxation/Meditation Album". www.zonemusicreporter.com. Retrieved 2015-12-06.
  32. ^ "57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees". Grammy.com. Retrieved 2014-12-06.
  33. ^ "Mindfulness – Round Sky Music". Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  34. ^ "Home: Where Everyone Is Welcome". Round Sky Music. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
  35. ^ "AMMA Devotional Songs to the Divine Mother". Round Sky Music. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
  36. ^ "GRACE". Round Sky Music. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  37. ^ "BHAKTI". Round Sky Music. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
  38. ^ "RELAX". Round Sky Music. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
  39. ^ "MEDITATE". Round Sky Music. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
  40. ^ "LOVERS". Round Sky Music. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
  41. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Paul Avgerinos Ambient New Age Albums". Round Sky Music. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  42. ^ a b c d Mangano, Thomas. "New Age Music, Relaxing Music for Spa & Healing, Real Music". Realmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  43. ^ a b c d "Hearts Of Space". Hos.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26.

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