Vasilis Saleas is the foremost clarinet player in Greece. A former accompanist for Mikis Theodorakis, Dionisis Savopoulas, and Stamatis Spanoudakis, Saleas has worked with Greek new age instrumentalist and composer Vangelis Papathanasiou since the early '90s. His debut solo album, Orama: The Music of Vangelis, featured interpretations of Vangelis' compositions. His second solo album, Vasilios Saleas, followed in 2000. Born in Mesedogi in 1958, Saleas moved to Athens the following year. Taught to play the clarinet at the age of nine by his father and uncle, he performed his first club concert two years later. By the age of 14 he had mastered the clarinet and recorded his first disc.