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from Eleftherotipia National Greek Newspaper

Athens, October 2002

Greek Composer Presents Original Music at 50th Anniversary Celebration of Landmark Cathedral Los Angeles, CA (September 2002) The Greek composer, Minos Matsas is composing his musical future in Los Angeles. Minos Matsas began his career in Athens as a producer in 1994, while writing music for cinema, theater, dance, classical pieces, and traditional Greek songs. On Saturday, September 28, 2002, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia celebrated its golden anniversary at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. The Cathedral commissioned Matsas to compose and conduct his piece Ethos: Tribute to the Golden Cathedral. Minos Matsas was introduced by Jim Giannopoulos the chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, who introduced other special guests such as Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Matsas originally left Greece to attend the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. After completing his studies at Juilliard, he moved to Los Angeles, where he is currently pursuing a career in film scoring. He has already completed the music for one PBS special and two AFI (American Film Institute) films. The composer is now preparing for his New York debut at Lincoln Center in February 2003. His composition entitled "suite" from his soundtrack Diary of a Lost Girl will be performed. We can only hope that the composer will return to Greece at some point in his bright career and not join other Greek talents that find their home in foreign lands.