Mihali Paleologou began his musical studies in Greece where he obtained his Artistic Diplomas in Harmony and Counterpoint. He continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he has been offered a full scholarship to study with Professors Julian Anderson, Richard Baker and Paul Newland, completing his Bachelors degree with Honours and Masters degree.
Michail’s music has been performed in many prestigious venues in the UK including Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, The Vortex, Bishopsgate Institute, Louis T Blouin Art Gallery (all in London), the West Road Concert hall in Cambridge, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK). His work has also been featured in venues worldwide including the Arts-Eagle Rock Centre in Los Angeles, the Poets House in New York, Linares International Festival of Authors (Mexico), Month of Performance Art (Berlin, Ger.), Voix de la Méditerranée (Lodove, FR) and many venues in Greece, including the Megaron Athens, Theatre of Northern Greece, the Melina Merkouri Theatre, Festival of Culture - Displacement (Athens). He has been commissioned by various artists, ensembles and festivals including the Sounds New Festival (Canterbury, UK), Music for the Light (UK), Dance Umbrella (UK), EKON Festival (London, UK), Kinesthesis Dance Group (Thessaloniki, Greece), ERGON ensemble (GR) and for the Paxos International Chamber Music Festival.
His varied output as a composer includes music for concert, installation, dance, film and theatre. Michail’s music has been commissioned and performed by numerous ensembles and artists such as: the Brussels Philharmonic, Chroma Enseble, Ergon Enemble, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, pianists Eliza McCarthy and Martyna Jatakauskaite, conductors Dirk Brossé and Kasper De Roo,
As a conductor Michail performed regularly both his own compositions as well as other repertoire in the past years and he conducted in venues such as the Wigmore hall (UK); Queen Elisabeth Hall (UK); Bishop’s gate Institute(UK); Paxos International music festival (GR); GSMD (UK); 20th Century Theatre (UK); National LNK TV and Radio Hall (Kaunas, Lithuania) and worked with ensembles such as Venezuela Youth Symphony Orchestra; Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and Jetsam Ensemble.
Michail’s publications and awards include the publication of A Different Green for solo flute (Arcomis Flute Album), the online publication of Chinese Notebook (in collaboration with poet D.Agrafiotis) on Readings Web Journal of Birkbeck College, he was finalist for the SABAM Award for Best Young European Composer and won the Frank Prindl Prize for Best Orchestral Score.
Michail was invited to join the judging panel for the Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging composers 2015. He has also been a jury member for the Roderick R. Tuck foundation (UK and Lithuania) for the past 5 years.
His new musical named Between Empires has been premiered in Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning rave reviews from various critics:
"... a mesmerising, brand new score by Michail Palaiologou, also Musical Director, and a clutch of vocal performances that demolish any reasonable expectations of what one might encounter in a Fringe show."
"... It's a must-see, but even more importantly, with a score and cast of this calibre, it's a must-hear..."
“…The highest musical quality…”
Musical Theatre Review
“…The jewel in the crown in terms of new musicals at the Fringe…”
Mihali Paleologou’s tracks