Minos Matsas was also born in a musical family with a strong legacy in discography and a father who was at the peak of his life work.
From very young he expressed his aim to learn classical guitar and very soon he became the centre of his “sing-along” group of friends.
In 1986 he graduated from the American high school of Athens (Athens College) and decided to study at law school.
In 1990 he graduates with a law degree from the Law School of Athens University, but his love for music never let him pursue in getting his bar exam. Therefore, in 1990 he starts working at MINOS-EMI in production.
In the evenings he would usually disappear in his garage where he had made his own little studio. There he started recording his first compositions for his friend’s and old school mates documentaries, but also his first songs.
One day he takes the decision and announces to his father that he didn’t want to work in discography for other people’s careers but to cross to the other side and create his own music and personal career.
His dream was not to study law but music. He registers at the Orfio Music Academy where he graduates from in 1999. At the same time he publishes his first work which include cycles of songs and music from theatre and cinema. (1001 nights again, Dairy of a Lost Girl, Peter Pan, Love is an Elephant, MIS, among others).
He then goes to New York to continues his studies to become a composerat Julliards and Columbia University.
After he finishes his studies he starts working in Los Angeles and in Greece focusing on music scores and songs for movies, theatre, dance and tv.
He has been nominated/awarded with 3 music awards:
His records have been produced by EMI, CAPOTOL RECORDS and SONY MUSIC, while his work have been presented at
He recently wrote music inspired by the richness of our rebetiko songs for a series of contemporary ballet that was performed with great success in San Francisco ("Rebetiko" with the Kunst-Stoff group). This show was presented on tour throughout America, and in Europe and Greece in the summer of 2011 .