Jan 14, 2019
I am so delighted today to introduce my guest, GRAMMY Award-winning Composer, Producer and musician Paul Avgerinos!
When Paul Avgerinos graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in 1980, as a full scholarship honors student, he had already performed with Isaac Stern, Jean Pierre Rampal, The Beaux Arts Trio, and many other great classical artists. After graduation, Paul served as principal bass of several major symphony orchestras around the world, and gave solo recitals as well.
Expanding into more popular genres, Avgerinos toured as a bassist with Charles Aznavour, Liza Minelli, and the jazz legend Buddy Rich. Seeking to further his original composition and develop his childhood passion for electronic music, Paul built Studio Unicorn, a comprehensive digital/analog recording studio, in 1984.
This led to becoming a major figure in the field of New Age music and Avgerinos has recorded over 24 CDs in the New Age genre. In 2014, his album Bhakti received a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Age album. In 2015, Avgerinos’ album Grace won the GRAMMY award for Best New Age Album.
As a composer, Avgerinos has also worked on over a 100 film, TV and cable projects for HBO, PBS and Lifetime, among others.
He most recent album releases include 2016’s “Amma - Devotional Songs to the Divine Mother”, 2017’s “Home: Where Everyone Is Welcome - a collaboration with Deepak Chopra and Kabir Sehgal” and 2018’s “Mindfulness”.