HOMEPAGE > ARTISTS Nikolaos Tsantanis [Greece]
INSTRUMENTS > Tsambouna, Bagpipe, Clarinet

Was born in Athens Greece, in 1978. At the age of 17, he started playing the Greek islands' bagpipe, the tsambouna. At that time, this two thousand years old instrument was at the edge of extinction, since only some aged musicians were playing it, and the younger generation showed no interest.
Since then, tsambouna becomes popular again among the youth of the Greek islands. The performance of the old repertoire through the eyes of an innovative young musician, made others to follow this instrument and its music.
He studied at the Department of Traditional Music, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus. He also has performed with numerous artists of folk music in Greece and abroad, and participates in various music albums of folk music.