Vangelis Sapounas was born in 1976 in Athens.
From the age of 7 he started studying music. Firstly accordion with Kalliopi Skiada and then piano with Efi Terzaki.
In 1988 he was selected as one of the first students of the first music school in Greece, the Music High School of Pallini. Later he also studied advanced music theory.
He holds an Accordion Diploma (professor: Frangiska Belentza) and a Degree in Harmony (professor: Fotis Koutzagiotis). He then continued to studies about sound and obtained a degree in Sound Engineer from the "Panavision" school, while preparing a graduate thesis on surround sound systems in cinema.
In his first professional steps he worked as an assistant sound engineer in various studios, as a sound engineer for TV crews, as a music teacher at the Erateio Conservatory and as a manager of large chain music stores.
He then worked in the music stages of Athens, in outdoor and indoor concert halls of Greece and collaborated in terms of sound recording, with leading musicians of the country. A special moment in the field of live recordings was in 2002 the big anniversary concert at the Herodeion (and double album afterwards) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mimi Plessas in music, with whom he collaborated on his tours. Popular performers participated there, such as D. Mitropanos, K. Hatzis, Marinella, E. Arvanitaki, S. Korkolis, S. Kleissas, P. Xenaki and ensembles, such as the Youth Orchestra of the European Union (conducted by N. Patrikidou), the Choir of Friends of Modern Music Dimitris Papadimitriou and the quintet of Mimi Plessas.
In 2002 he created and founded the studio "Subway" in Vrilissia, a recording space and designed by the leading acoustic engineer Sotiris Psarras and became a construction model. Since then, the services of Subway studio have been utilized by the biggest music personalities of the country, but also creators and performers from the younger generations, making it one of the most creative studios in Greece.
Η σημαντικότερη και πλέον αξιόπιστη ανεξάρτητη εταιρεία σοβαρής μουσικής στην Ελλάδα.
© Subways Music / Sophocles Sapounas