ABOUT 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; with performances in Europe,

USA, South America, Australia, Japan and China.

 

His recent compositions for Film include the original scores for the Documentary Film ‘Fade to

Black’; the TV series ’Lodgers’, winner of the Best Short at the AFRIFF 2016 (Pilot episode); and

‘Monica’, finalist for the Vimeo Audience Award in the 2016 Sundance Channel Short Film. Mihali is

a member of the judging panel for the Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging

composers (NY, USA) since 2015 and a jury member at the Scruffy City Film and Music Festival. He is also a member of the pre-selection committee at the Filmbox Hellas in Berlin.

He is the founder of the Fusion Film Scoring Workshops 

and the Artistic director of the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition.

 

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 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 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, finalist for the SABAM Award for Best Young European

Composer and First Prize Winner of the Frank Prindl Prize for Best Orchestral Score.

 

His first musical, 'Between Empires', 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…”

 

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MIHALI PALEOLOGOU