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George Dimitrios Grachis (1882–1965)1

George Dimitrios Grachis (1882–1965)1

(p.345) George Dimitrios Grachis (1882–1965)1
Greek Music in America
Sotirios (Sam) Chianis
University Press of Mississippi

When George DemetriosGrachis arrived in America in 1907, he was already a master instrument maker and an accomplished violinist. By 1910, he launched the Terpandros instrument workshop in Chicago’s Greektown. Later, he and santouri player Spyros Stamos (1894-1973) owned Chicago’s Greek Record Company, which was between 1922 and 1923. For decades, he toured the county as an acclaimed musician.

Keywords:   Greek Violin, Terpandros Musical Instrument Factory, Chicago, Greek Record company, Greek music

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