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Evanthia Reboutiska

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Evanthia Reboutsika was born and raised in Kato Achaia, town of Patras, in Greece. Her father was the owner of a cinema named “Rex” and young Evanthia enjoyed listening to the soundtracks of the films.

At the age of six she started studying violin at the Conservatory of Patras. She continued her studies at the Athens Conservatory and later at Greek Conservatory and in Paris at the Ecole Normale De Music.

She currently collaborates with the Symphony Orchestra of Third Program and participates in “Music in August” organized by Manos Hadjidakis.

Evanthia loves to compose melodies that will accompany stories and frames in film movies, documentaries and TV series.

In 1997 Evanthia Reboutsika had a unique colaberation with famous Nana Mouskouri for the TV series “Athens - Thessaloniki,” directed by Christos Paligiannopoulos. That same year BMG enables traffic to Evanthia’s own personal work with orchestral pieces.

As a result was the presentation of two excellent solo albums, which showed significant sales. “The star and the wish” (Greek title,“to asteri kai I euxi”) (1998) and “Short Stories”(2000) (Greek title “mikres istories”) are a presentation of Evanthia’s unique compositions in their original form before they became songs with lyrics given to great singers. On those two important records, vocalist Caroline Lavelle gives an interpretation of “Alexandria” in a foreign language.

In 2003, she composed for Tassos Boulmetis film, “A touch of spice,” which became a huge box office success. The soundtrack with music exclusively written by Evanthia is one of the most successful orchestral albums. She was awarded at Thessaloniki Film Festival for best music. 

For the  music in “Babam ve oglum” “My father and my son” soundtrack,  she was  elected as the “Discovery of the Year 2006” at the World Soundtrack Awards. She was also awarded Soundtrack of the Year, from the University of Vosporos in Turkey for the same soundtrack. 

Later, Evanthia also received the Odysseus award of London Greek Festival 2012 for her work in the historical documentary “Letters never received” directed by Ilias Dimitriou.

She composed and performed on stage, for the first time with the actors during the theater play “Cyrano de Bergerac,” directed by Yiannis Kakleas (2013-2014)

2014 & 2015 were very productive and busy for the composer. She wrote music for movies of very promising and remarkable productions. After ten years she meets again with the director of the movie “Touch of spice”, Tasos Boulmetis and she wrote music for his films “Notias” and “1968”. She managed to direct her ideal sounds flirting with different types of music from folk to tango traveling through important decades for the cultural and political history of Greece. 

“Birlesen Gonuller” (2014), directed by Hasan Kirac, is a Turkish film about the story of newlyweds who have parted and spend their lives trying to reunite. “Two hearts as one” surrounded by the Nazis occupation and difficult years for humanity. Evanthia Reboutsika signed the music for this movie. 

In the comedy ‘Nadide Hayat” (2015), she meets again with the director Cagan Irmak with whom in 2008 they first collaborated for the film “Ulak” “The messenger”. The story follows a widow who, after the death of her husband, goes back to college to graduate and looks for a different life. “Iftarlik Gazoz” by Yuksel Aksul is one more movie full of her music which follows a young child’s life, his first love, his political ideas and religios beliefs through the years.

Most of her released albums have being awarded as Platinum and Gold.


Listen to a sampling of her music


Personal albums, documentaries and TV series

“By the lake with the poppies” (Stin limni me tis paparounes) was released in 1992, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, Kalantzopoulos Panayotis, lyrics by Manolis Rassoulis, Panayotis Kalantzopoulos, Afroditi Raila, singer Kristi Stassinopoulou

“Stone Lions”, (Petrina liontaria), tv series released in 1993

“It’s up to you” (Esi apofasizis) tv series released in 1994

 “Innocent Guilty” (Athoos Enochos) was released in 1996, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, Panayiotis Kalantzopoulos , lyrics by Aris Davarakis, singer Yiannis Kotsiras

“Betrayal” (Prodosia) tv series released in 1997

“For You” (Gia sena), tv series 

“Just one kiss” (Mono ena fili) was released in 1997, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, lyrics by Eleni Zioga, singer Yiannis Kotsiras.

"Athens - Thessaloniki" Soundtrack released in 1997, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, singer Nana Mouskouri

 “The star and the wish” (To asteri kai i eyxi) released in 1998, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, singers Caroline Lavelle, Sonia Theodoridou, Elli Paspala

“Hall of the throne”, (Aithousa tou thronou), tv series, 1998

 “Our life is ours” (Eine diki mas i zoi mas) released in 2000, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, lyrics by Aris Davarakis, singer Yiannis Kotsiras

“Short Stories” (Mikres Istories) released in 2000, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, lyrics by Eleni Zioga & Lina Nikolakopoulou, singers Eleftheria Arvanitaki & Marianna Rigaki

"Alma Libre" music for tv series released in 2002, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, lyrics by Eleni Zioga, singer Yiannis Kotsiras

“Touch of spice” soundtrack (2003), music by Evanthia Reboutsika, lyrics by Tasos Boulmetis, Dilek Koc, singers Natasa Theodoridou, Dilek Koc

“Eros, you don't know how to love” (Erota, Den Xeris N' Agapas)  released in 2004, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, lyrics by Michalis Ganas, singer Natassa Theodoridou

“Agean's sea voice” (Foni Aigaiou) released in 2004, directed by Lydia Carras, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, lyrics by Michalis Ganas, singer Elli Paspala

“Babam ve oglum” (2006) soundtrack , “Father and son”, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, lyrics by Cagan Irmak, singer Cihan Okan 

“Dance of the stars” (Choros ton Astron) released in 2007, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, lyrics by Eleni Zioga, singer Elli Paspala

ULAK (2008) directed by Çağan Irmak, "The Messenger" soundtrack of film released in 2008 music by Evanthia Reboutsika 

“Great Greeks” (Megaloi Ellines) soundtrack of TV series released in 2009, music by Evanthia Reboutsika.

“An Autumn Story” (Fthinoporini Istoria) released in 2009, music composed by Evanthia Reboutsika for the theater play, lyrics by Errikos Belies, singer Katerina Maragkou

“Conquering a blooded country” (leilatontas mia matomeni xora), documentary released in 2010, directed by Takis Papagiannidis

“Letters never received” (Grammata dixos parallipti) documentary released in 2012, directed by Ilias Dimitriou

"Gia pou travas elpida" (To where you leave hope) released in 2012, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, lyrics by Michalis Ganas, Revekka Roussi, Panayotis Kalantzopoulos, singer Alkistis Protopsalti

Birlesen Gonuller (2014) directed by Hasan Kirac, music by Evantia Reboutsika, "Two Hearts as one" soundtack released in 2014  

“What does the fox say?” (Ti leei i alepou), album for children released in 2014

 "Notias" (South wind) soundtrack released in 2015, directed by Tasos Boulmetis, music by Evanthia Reboutsika, lyrics by Tasos Boulmetis, singers Giorgos Margaritis & Anatoli Margiola. 

“Nadide Hayat” movie released in 2017 directed by Çağan Irmak

“Iftarlik Gazoz” movie released in 2017 directed by Yuksel Aksul 

“Pontos” documentary released in 2018 directed by George Demir

 “1968” soundtrack releasead in 2018 directed directed by Tasos Boulmetis, music by Evanthia Reboutsika


Landmarks of her international concerts

Spring Festival Rishon Lezion (Israel)
Patriarchate of Alexandria (Egypt)
Chalki (Turkey) under the auspice of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
Lincoln Center in New York (US)
Int’l Film Festival «Amalia Altin Portakal» (Turkey), Opera of Cairo (Egypt)
Sibiu (Romania) Cultural Capital of Europe
International Book Fair of Torino (Italy)

She also has performed in various concerts in Moscow, Spain and Cyprus.

Music scores for theatrical productions

Cyrano De Bergerac
Swell
Autumn story
A hatful of Rain
Ouzeri Tsitsanis
La folle de Chaillot
Whales in August
Burn it, Νext Station
Spoons position

AWARDS &EXCELLENCES

Highlights:

“Golden Lion of Alexandria” for her cultural contribution

First Music Prize at the London Greek Film Festival for the OST “Letters without receiver”

Discovery Award at the World Soundtrack Awards for the OST “Babam ve oglum”

Soundtrack of the year at the Radyo Boğaziçi Müzik Ödülleri for the OST “Babam ve oglum”

Best Soundtrack Award at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival for the OST “A Touch of Spice”

Evanthia has been awarded by the Ecumenical Federation of Constantinople  for her contribution as a Benefactor in cultural relations of Turkey and Greece.