Alex Panayi – Co-Founder / Managing Director
An expert in vocal production, technique and coaching, also in creating, composing and directing musical performances, with collaborations in Greece, Cyprus, Sweden, France, Russia, Germany, Malta, Belarus, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and the UK. Among his clients are some of Greece’s (and Europe’s) biggest stars.
He represented Cyprus twice at the Eurovision Song Contest as singer/songwriter in 1995 and 2000 (earlier as a backing vocalist in 1989, 1991) also Greece as a vocal director and backing vocalist in 2009 and also 2005 winning the contest. He was artistic director and vocal director for Greece at the 2006 event, vocal director for Belarus 2012 and vocal director for Azerbaijan and Belarus 2013, and Russia and Belarus 2014. He wrote and co-produced the Cypriot Junior Eurovision Entry in 2014, and continues vocal directing to this day for Russia, Belarus, Germany, Azerbaijan, Greece, Cyprus and many more.
He directed the musical “Esmeralda” with Katerina A. Christofidou, with whom he wrote the script to, directed and starred in the musical comedy “Feggaromberdemata” (Cyprus 2008) to sold-out performances. In 2010 they premiered their musical “A Christmas Miracle” and in 2011 he starred in, wrote the music, co-wrote the book to, and produced the smash hit musical “A Day in December”. Then came the formation of Silver Spotlight Productions LTD which was to be one of the duo’s crowning achievements encompassing a broad spectrum of holistic entertainment solutions. Their musical “Di-mentia” premiered in Paris 15/10/12, officially under Silver Spotlight for the first time. The “Gourouniasmata” trilogy and concert followed with sold out shows award nominations and wins, “Amanda”, “My Snowman”, “TRASH”, “Vanilla” and most recently “The Child And The Tree” which marked the ending of the 1st International Nicosia Festival.
Alex has been a judge, panelist and vocal coach/director on TV shows “X Factor I” “Get On Stage II” “DanSing For You I”, “The Music Box” (season I) “Eurovision Song Project” and is commonly invited to be a judge in national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest across Europe.
He has worked as musical director for Disney Greece, and has directed, sung and acted in over forty Disney and Dreamworks movies and series (Tarzan, Mulan, Brother Bear, Little Mermaid, Prince of Egypt, Phineas and Ferb, Johnny and the Sprites etc).
He works (studio and live) as vocal coach /director /coordinator /producer with top performers worldwide. Over the period of the last 15 years, he has vocal arranged hundreds of albums in Greece – permanent collaborations with all major labels, and with most arrangers and composers in the business.