Spiros Prosoparis

He was born in Corfu in 1979. He took his first musical steps at the "Kapodistrias" Philharmonic Union with Giorgos Peroulis and Charilaos Maniatopoulos as chief musicians and Tasos Kotsis as a percussion teacher. At the same time, he studied at the Music School under the directors of Costas Karamoutsos and Dimitris Mandylas, and at the Corfu Conservatory where he received degrees in Harmony and Orchestration-Band Conducting (class of Tassos Kazianis). At the age of 12, he created a choir in Mandouki with local children, while at the age of 16, he founded the musical ensemble "Filomousoi Neoi" under his direction at the Kynopiaston Philharmonic (conductor Giorgos Arkoudis). During his tenure in the Music of the Navy (Commander Alexandros Pavlakos) he toured several regions of the country and participated in Military Band Festivals in the Netherlands and Poland.
During his stay in Athens, he studied percussion with Dimitrios Marinakis (Athens Conservatory), advanced theory with Ioannis Kastrinos (Hellenic Conservatory) and composition with Michalis Travlos (Nikos Skalkotas Conservatory), and received degrees in Counterpoint and Fugue and the diplomas in Percussion and Composition all with honors and distinctions. At the same time, he attended orchestra and band conducting courses and seminars with Donato Renzetti, Lucas Vis, Leon Bly, Giorgos Aravidis and Raphael Pylarinos. From 2007 to 2012 he studied conducting in the class of the distinguished Chief Musician Loukas Karytinos at the Athens Conservatory, while in June 2012 he received his conducting diploma from the "Fontys Conservatory" in the Netherlands with Chief Musician Arjan Tien.

As a percussionist, he was a regular collaborator of the State Orchestra of Athens, while he collaborated with the orchestra of the National Opera, the Symphony Orchestra of ERT, etc. As principal musician he appeared in important concert venues such as the Athens Concert Hall, the "Stavros Niarchos" hall of the National Opera, the Municipal Theater of Piraeus, the Acropolis Theater and the Pallas of Athens conducting, among others, the Student Orchestra of the Athens Conservatory, the Contemporary Music Orchestra of ERT, the Symphony Orchestra and Big Band of the Municipality of Athens, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the "Fontys" University of the Netherlands, the String Orchestra of the Corfu Philharmonic Society, the brass ensemble of the State Orchestra of Athens "Metallon", philharmonics and choirs, while he also collaborated as assistant chief musician with the KOA. He has composed music (120 works) mainly for wind orchestra (band) and orchestrated over 850 works for various instrumental and vocal ensembles, many of which have received awards and have been performed in Greece by almost all of the country's Philharmonics, including of the professional formations, bands of the Armed Forces and Security Forces, but also abroad (USA, Canada, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Serbia and N . Korea), while being shown by online, television and radio media.

In June 2000, the Municipality of Piraeus entrusted him with the creation and organization of the Philharmonic (which had been inactive since 1969!). As its chief musician, he made hundreds of appearances both in Attica and in the rest of Greece with concerts of classical, cinematographic, jazz and Greek music, while he collaborated with soloists from the KOA, ELS, the ERT Orchestra and with light music artists.
Spyros Prosoparis has been honored for his activity so far by spiritual bodies of Athens, Piraeus, Patras and Corfu. Most important of all for him was the "Spyros Rath" award from the Municipality of Corfu "for his virtue and the Corfu ethos". He is one of the founding members of the Philharmonic Philharmonic Orchestra (PASYDAFFO-OTA), in which he was a member and vice-president of the Board. for 9 years, as well as in the World Federation of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE).​

He has taught from time to time in philharmonics, conservatories and state institutions in conducting and orchestration seminar cycles, while in the 2019-2020 season the publications ''MOLENAAR EDITION'' included his work in the catalogs related to original band music.By Since October 2010, he is Director of Schools and Chief Musician of the Band of the Philharmonic Society of Corfu (1840), the oldest music education organization in Greece, with which, among other things, he recorded the present digital disc with his works for wind orchestra.