George Perris was born in Athens in 1983 to a Greek father and a French mother. At a very early age, Perris decided he wanted to become a singer and began studying voice and piano while pursuing his studies in Greek Literature at the University of Athens.
Perris has performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world including Lincoln Center, New York; Symphony Hall, Boston; Le Zenith, Paris; Place des Arts, Montreal; Herod Atticus Theatre, Athens; Kurucesme Arena, Istanbul. He has collaborated with acclaimed international artists including Lara Fabian, Tina Arena, Mario Frangoulis, Lucio Dalla, Justin Hayward and Hayley Westenra.
Perris has released two albums in Greece and a French album in Canada. In 2014 Perris released his debut English album in N. America, Picture This. This album represents Perris’ first collaboration with a host of global producers, writers, arrangers and mixers including Mark Portmann (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion), Marco Marinangeli (Josh Groban, Il Divo), Simon Hale (Bjork, Tina Arena). The album includes 13 tracks, 3 of which have been co-written by Perris, as well as the participation of The Prague Symphony Orchestra. Both Picture This and his DVD Live in New York were released in late 2014 globally through Decca Records/Universal Music.
In addition, his first PBS concert special George Perris Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center, (filmed live in New York) had a successful national run during its broadcast throughout the December 2015 and March 2016 pledge drives, reaching 47% of the country and more than 500 airings of the show!
Perris went on to perform his Picture This tour in more than 30 cities throughout 2015/2016, including New York, Athens, Montreal, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Istanbul and many more. He was also given the honor to perform the American National Anthem at the legendary Madison Square Garden for a Knicks and a Rangers game.
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