“The composer Thanasis Karamintzios moves with expressive flexibility in the space-time of tango, as though he had lived a previous life at the time when this species was developed, in Argentina. His cellular relationship with the rhythm and melody of such a dear dance (also in Greece for more than eighty years), unfolds through his creations and inspires, fascinates and satisfies even the most demanding listeners and dancers. His new work comes as a timeless continuity, from the first inspired tangueros, who, after having sowed this genre in Europe in the interwar period, conquered then all the world.”
(Kyriakos Gouventas - violin virtuoso)
"His music fascinates, captivates, leaves no one indifferent"
(Krasota Balkan Magazine - Moscow)
Thanasis Karamintzios was born in Trikala, Greece. He has composed theater music in Berlin (Edgar Wallace's "Der Rächer" at ACUD Theater Berlin (aPT theatrical group at the Humboldt University)) and has performed with his Berlin-based band in several venues in Berlin and Budapest, as well as at the “Karneval der Kulturen” 2015, the biggest open air festival in Berlin.
From 2017 to 2018 he had been performing his music with the Thessaloniki-based group Errante. Errante have had several concerts in Thessaloniki ("Bensousan Han", "Tabya", "Zoya", "Akivernites Politeies" etc), Athens ("Café at the Numismatic Museum", "Gallery Dimiourgon") and elsewhere.
Thanasis Karamintzios has also performed his music with several Russian musicians in the autumn of 2017 and in the spring of 2018 in well-known Russian venues ("More Vnutri" and "Gallery Belyaevo" in Moscow and "Griboedov Club" in St. Petersburg), as well as in the Concert Hall of the Moscow Linguistics University. Olga Pshenitsyna, choreographer at the Bolshoi Theater of Moscow has created choreographies on his music.
In 2018 he recorded his first CD “Errante” in Athens. The musicians who participated are Kyriakos Gouventas (violin, mandolin), Thanasis Karamintzios (guitar, bass, cajon), Anastasis Misyrlis (violoncello), Kostas Sakarelis (oboe), Stella Tempreli (violoncello), Eirini Toumpaki (vocals), Panos Tsekouras (theremin), Asterios Tsetsilas (vocals), Vassiliki Vlamaki (vocals) and Dimos Vougioukas (bandoneon).
He has presented his new album in 2019 in Thessaloniki, Moscow (“Kozlov Club”), Saint Petersburg (“Freedom Music Hall”), Nizhny Novgorod (“dkrt.space”) and in several venues in Berlin.
Ianos - Stadiou 24, 10564 Athens
Music corner - Panepistimiou 56, 10678 Athens
Nikos Xylouris - Panepistimiou 39 (Stoa Pesmatzoglou), 10564 Athens
LUDWIG BECK - Kaufhaus der Sinne - Marienplatz 11, 80331 München
Severnaya Lyra - Nevsky Prospekt 26, 191186 Saint Petersburg
Akyvernites Politeies - Svolou 28, 54622 Thessaloniki
Ianos - Aristotelous 7, 54624 Thessaloniki
Lotus - Prasakaki 8, 54622 Thessaloniki
Stereodisc - Aristotelous 4, 54622 Thessaloniki
DaCapo Klassik - Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Wien
Song texts from the CD “Errante” by Thanasis Karamintzios.