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Hailing from Kalamata, Greece, Yanni began his music career performing for family members as a child, when Yanni tickets weren't the most sought after ticket in the contemporary music world. Before becoming a contemporary instrumentalist, Yanni was a record-breaking, freestyle competitive swimmer and obtained a BA in psychology from the University of Minnesota. Surprisingly, when Yanni began composing, he could not read music and developed his own shorthanded way of writing it. Yanni briefly joined the ranks of local rockers Chameleon and quickly grew tired of the rock-n-roll lifestyle. It was when Yanni united with Charlie Adams and John Tesh that he truly found his own style.
Whether you call him a contemporary instrumentalist or a new age artist- Yanni's sound is timeless. Yanni released his first Grammy nominated album Dare to Dream was featured on a popular British Airways commercial. The album was followed by a 1993 Grammy nominated release In My Time and has been used on internationally aired sporting events. It was his third album, however, that brought Yanni worldwide attention and increased the public's desire to find great Yanni tickets tenfold. Yanni Live at Acropolis, his first live album, featured a Yanni concert in Athens Greece with a full orchestra and it's following video has become one of the best selling music videos of all time.
Like the Acropolis experience, seeing Yanni live is said to be breathtaking and in 1997, Yanni was one of the select Western musicians allowed to play at the Taj Mahal and the Forbidden City. The world wouldn't see a studio album from Yanni until 2000, seven years after his last studio release! If I could Tell You was followed by Ethnicity in 2003 which launched a massive world Yanni Tour, which was followed by an honorary degree from his alma mater as a Doctor of Humane Letters.Since releasing Yanni Live at the Acropolis in 1994, Yanni tickets have become some of the most sought after contemporary instrumental tickets of all time. The self-taught keyboardist and composer has captured the imagination of concert fans across the world with his harmonious piano music, and every date on the Yanni concert schedule is eagerly anticipated. See this world music sensation and buy Yanni tickets today!