Vassilis Saleas

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Vassilis Saleas
Βασίλης Σαλέας
Βασίλης Παναγιωτόπουλος

1958 (age 63–64)
Other namesVassilis Saleas
Years active1970s–present
Musical career
Associated actsVangelis Papathanasiou

Vasilis Saleas (Greek: Βασίλης Σαλέας) is a clarinetist from Greece.[1][2]

A former accompanist for Dionisis Savopoulos, Saleas has worked with Vangelis since the early 1990s. His debut solo album, Orama: The Music of Vangelis, featured interpretations of Vangelis' compositions.


Saleas is of Gypsy origin and he was born in Mesolongi[3] 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)

I Pnoi Tou Ouranou (1992)

Orama: Vassilis Saleas Plays Vangelis (1996)

Litany (1997)

Isimeria (1999)

Fasma (2001)

Mediterranean (2002)

Chrysalis: Vassilis Saleas Plays Mimis Plessas (2004)

Olon: Vassilis Saleas Meets The Great Composers [Compilation] (2007)

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