Welcome to First Generation
First Generation (ΠROTI GENEA) has entertained audiences with their energetic performances since 1990. They established themselves as one the most versatile and entertaining live orchestras in Toronto’s Greek Community and their two Party Mix Dance compilations are a bona fide staple at thousands of Greek functions a decade after their release with a continued following on iTunes.
Their reputation for providing authentic Greek music from all parts of Greece and their seamless transitions between diverse musical styles garnered them praise all over North America and they have performed for tens of thousands.
First Generation is currently recording and producing music for everyone to enjoy and their latest upcoming project is a ten song album featuring Anastasia Arnokouros. The songs are handpicked classics that have touched the heart and soul of every Greek immigrant across the globe for decades.
Their fresh new interpretation by Composer Konstantine Arnokouros has the potential to secure them in the hearts and minds of a whole new generation of music lovers that was unaware of these timeless songs.
Scheduled release for this album will be 2015.
One of the key elements attributed to First Generation’s long lasting success. Anastasia has been entertaining audiences with her smooth, powerful voice from the age of sixteen. Graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from the University of Toronto, Anastasia is also an accomplished classical pianist. Anastasia has also worked as the choirmaster for various churches, conducting and arranging four-part mixed choirs for the challenging repertoire of Greek Orthodox church services. Anastasia is currently a teacher for the York Region District School Board.
Konstantine Arnokouros grew up in the heart of Toronto’s Greek Town and has been performing professionally since 1984. After completing his private studies at the Odeon School of Music he continued his musical education at York University. His love for music inspired two Mediterranean CD’s as well as credit for three songs on a Canadian Gold Album. Konstantine continues to record, engineer and produce music for Independent Musical Artist such as PAVLO, GRENVILLE PINTO, SOPHIE SERAFINO, BRIAN ROMAN and First Generation Party Mix 1 & 2.