"I feel strongly that
with my music, I am trying
to force a tiny opening in the clouds
that will allow His Light to shine through.
At best, I am a follower, not a master,
and my MASTER holds the patterns
and patents of my being and work.
So, in the best of circumstances,
I can only think of myself
as an imitator."

Christos Hatzis


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In the Fire of Conflict
Fabian Ziegler, marimba
Steven Henry, rap
Eliyah Reichen, video production

Felix Reyes
, marimba
Four/Ten Media, video production


Most recent:


"It's surprising we haven't heard more about this masterpiece...
there was nothing to lead one to expect a piece of music that turned out to be so ravishingly beautiful..."
Lloyk Dykk, The Vancouver Sun

"The last five minutes or so were absolutely sublime. . .
It was truly a mystical experience"
Paula Citron, Classical 96.3 FM Toronto

"A major feat of composition . . .
. . . a profound work "

Geoff Chapman, The Toronto Star

Winner of Juno Award 2017
Classical Recording of the Year (large ensemble)

Nominated for two Juno Awards:
Classial Composition of the Year and
Classical Recording of the Year (large ensemble)

GOING HOME STAR: Truth and Reconciliation
A double CD featuring
Tanya Tagaq, Steve Wood, The Northern Cree Singers
and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
under Tadeusz Biernacki

on CMC Centrediscs

"...Wow! Phenomenal! This is a masterpiece
...one of the most powerful and moving works composed by a Canadian composer..."
David Dalle, CKCU FM

"From its first minute much of this music is anxious, even frightening . . .
the first five tracks here, the whole of Scene 1, are among the most unified
—gripping and at times terrifying—music I know
. . . while I held the info booklet in my hand I never read a word of it
until this astounding 23 minutes had passed.
W.C. Bamburger, Amazon.com

"...don’t miss this unique artistic realization of an important and disturbing part of Canada’s history."
Paul E. Robinson, Musical Toronto

“. . . The music for Going Home Star may be the best ballet composition ever created in Canada. . .
With the collaboration of the magnificent Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq
and the exciting pow-wow rituals of the Northern Cree Singers,
Hatzis’s score embraces the story like hand to glove.”
Paula Citron,
The Globe and Mail

". . .The intersection of styles of music and movement was aggressively inter-cultural,
as though people of different backgrounds were meeting face to face,
while trying to reconcile their differences: those very same differences that are the basis of the TRC itself."
Barcza Blog

“Christos Hatzis’s tour-de-force score . . . is a game-changer.”
Holly Harris, The
Winnipeg Free Press

"...richly textured, eclectic cinematic score." - 
Andrew Timar, the WholeNote



World Premiere

for Arabic vocalist, Inuit throat singer, symphony orchestra
Surround Sound audio, 3D animation and Virtual Reality

January 28, 2017
Maryem Hassan Tollar, Arabic vocalist
Tiffany Ayalik, Inuit Throat Singer
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
under the direction of
Alexander Mickelthwate
Robert Pasternak, 3D action painting
Khaled Sharif, Virtual Reality.
Opening concert of the Winnipeg New Music Festival
Centennial Hall for the Performing Arts
Winnipeg, MB.


Christos Hatzis intreviewed by Matthew Patton



July 11 -15
12 PM (repeated 12 AM)

a five-hour retrospective of Hatzis's music
on ERT-3 FM, Greece's national public radio
produced and hosted by Markos Moissidis

World Premiere

October 20, 8:00 PM
Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
under the direction of
Arthur Post
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Thunder Bay, ON



July 11 -15
12 PM (repeated 12 AM)

a five-hour retrospective of Hatzis's music
on ERT-3 FM, Greece's national public radio
produced and hosted by Markos Moissidis


Recently premiered:


Sarah Slean, vocalist
Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
under the direction of
Arthur Post

March 31, 2016, 8:00 PM
Thunder Bay Community Hall

Thunder Bay, ON

"Christos is an absolute master of style, sound, context and pacing - truly music for a new century."
Arthur Post
(Facebook post)






Winner of the 2015 Grammy Award
in the "Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance" category

includes Hatzis'
Coming To

No.1 Classical CD of 2013 - Mercury News (San Jose)

Top Ten Classical CDs of 2013:
The New York Times
New Yorker Magazine
Boston Globe



Premiere: October 1 -5 2014
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB

Ottawa, ON, January 28-30, 2016, National Arts Centre
Kingston, ON, February 2, 2016, The Grand Theatre
London, ON, February 3, 2016, Budweiser Gardens
Burlington, ON, February 4, 2016, The Burlington Performing Arts Centre
Toronto, ON, February 5-6, 2016, Sony Centre
Brandon, MB, March 21, 2016, Western Manitoba Centennial Centre
Regina, SK, March 22, 2016, Conexus Arts Centre
Saskatoon, SK, March 23, 2016, TCU Place
Banff, AB, March 26, 2016, The Banff Centre
Kelowna, BC, March 29-30, 2016, Kelowna Community Theatre
Victoria, BC, April 1-2, 2016, Royal Theatre
Nanaimo, BC, April 4-5, 2016, The Port Theatre
Vancouver, BC, April 7-9, 2016, Queen Elizabeth Theatre

A ballet commissioned and produced by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet
under the auspices of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Choreography: Mark Godden; music: Christos Hatzis; story: Joseph Boyden;
costume design: Paul Daigle; scenic design: KC Adams.
With throat singer Tanya Tagaq, the Northern Cree Singers and
the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Tadeuz Biernacki.
October 1 - 5. Centennial Concert Hall
Winnipeg, Manitoba

HHF Award

Join Watch the HHF Lifetime Achievement Award video:

Previous recipients:
2013: Mike Lazaridis, founder of BlackBerry, Quantum-Nano Centre
and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
2012: Andromache Karakatsanis (Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada)
2012: Dr. Dimitrios Oreopoulos (internationally renowned nephrologist and community builder)



Composer Christos Hatzis on God, Canadian identity and rewriting J.S. Bach
Intervview with CBC's Robert Rowat May 19, 2014

Intervview with Justine Frangouli-Argyris (in Greek)
for the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, May 21, 2014

Flute Concertos Naxos



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