Who is Panagiota?

Panagiota Tsitsou (Παναγιώτα Τσίτσου in Greek) was born in Athens in 1987. Her love for music developed during early childhood as she watched her grandmother sign traditional Greek folk music. As a child, she participated in numerous artistic activities such as dance, singing, theater and playing the flute.

At 17, Panagiota started studying at Iasmos Drama School, completing her degree in Physical Theater at the Ministry of Culture. She has also been coached in classical vocals by Elisabeth Karatzolis and Anna Karma Manolaraki.

At 23, she starred in Lakis Lazopoulos’ “Sorry I’m Greek”, a play that toured many European cities as well as New York City, USA.  She then landed the lead role of “Rosina” in Carmen Ruggeri’s reproduction of  “The Barber of Seville”, playing live in over 20 locations across Greece.

Panagiota has performed in many live musicals in her home country and has worked along side artists such as Theodoros Kouelis, Elisabeth Karatzolis, Apostolos Rizos, Stathis Aninnos, the Houseband (Stavros tou Notou), as well as many other musicians and songwriters. She has also participated in numerous workshops in Greece and Canada associated with vocals and songwriting.

She moved to Canada in 2016, where she completed an online course at the University of Athens on Children and Language. 

In Canada, she has worked with Greek bands such as KEFI and ALEXANDROS. She performed at the Ottawa Greek Fest (www.ottawagreekfest.com) and the Toronto Greek Festival.  Together with Gabriel Schwartz, Olivier Bussieres and Jack Peaker,  they created  “From Athens to Rio” wich took place in Quebec city at “Le l Festival Québec Jazz en Juin (www.jazzenjuin.ca). 

Panagiota has also performed in numerous Greek events in Montreal.