Vassilis Saleas

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Vassilis Saleas
Birth name Vassilis Saleas
Born 1958 (age 58–59)
Origin Mesolongi,[1] Greece
Genres Greek folk music
Instruments Clarinet
Years active 1970s-present
Associated acts Vangelis Papathanasiou
Notable instruments

Vasilis Saleas (Greek: Βασίλης Σαλέας) is a clarinetist from Greece.[2][3]

A former accompanist for Dionisis Savopoulos, Saleas has worked with Vangelis since the early '90s. His debut solo album, Orama: The Music of Vangelis, featured interpretations of Vangelis' compositions.


Saleas is of Romani origin and he was born in Mesolongi[1] in 1958. A year after, he moved to Athens. He was taught to play the clarinet at the age of nine having his father as his teacher and he performed his first club concert two years later. By the age of 14 he had mastered the clarinet and recorded his first disc.


Choreyte Me Ton (1980)

Orama: The Music of Vangelis (1996)

Litany (1998)

Isimeria (1999)

Fasma (2002)

Olon (2007)

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  1. ^ a b Loubrinis, Vassilis (8 December 1999). "30 ΕΡΩΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ ΣΑΛΕΑΣ". (in Greek). TA NEA. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Rough Guides. 1999. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-85828-635-8. 
  3. ^ "Saleas “Conquers” Turkey with His Clarinet" Greek Reporter. Retrieved 2015-09-09.