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
"... It's a must-see, but even more importantly, with a score and cast of this calibre,
it's a must-hear…”