One of Greece's most prominent music composers of the last decades, Thanos Mikroutsikos, has died on Saturday at the age of 72 after a brave battle with cancer.
He was born on the 13 April 1947 in Patra. He studied piano at the Philharmonic Society of Patras and in the Hellenic Conservatory. He also studied Mathematics at the University of Athens.
He began his music career in 1975, with the release of the album Politika Tragoudia (‘Political Songs’). He continued on this compositional path, setting to music the poems of Yiannis Ritsos, Nazim Hikmet, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Manos Eleftheriou, Bertolt Brecht and others.