George has developed a very enthusiastic, international following in the media, and we thought we'd share some of the coverage here with you. Below is a list of web, print and video sources highlighting Chairman George.
- Ottawa Magazine
"Big in Beijing: Ottawa’s Chairman George is Back"
- The Globe and Mail
“The unlikeliest ‘Chairman’ in China"
- Sina.com - 2008 Torch-Bearer
These PDF documents contain a range of local and international newspaper and magazine coverage in English, Greek & Chinese.
- Big Fish Magazine: Olympic Edition - Athens, 2008
- China Daily - August 2008
- Oriental Outlook Magazine, Olympic Edition - August 2008
- Beijing Morning Post - July 2008
- Beijing Youth Daily - July 2008
- Beijing Evening News (cover) - July 2008
- Shanghai Star Weekend Edition - June 2008
- International Talent Monthly Magazine - July 2007
With passion and respect, George Sapounidis delivers an intoxicating musical cocktail of Greek exuberance and Chinese
tranquility. He charms and delights his audiences with the best of both worlds and more!
George, I enjoyed your magnificent delivery of music to diverse cultures.Joy Creed, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
This was the best ever multi-cultural performance by an individual artist that I have ever attended.Harpreet Singh, Zoho Consulting Inc.
George Sapounidis is perhaps the best single example of the multicultural diversity of Canadian music.Ottawa Folk Festival
I was so impressed and fascinated from your wonderful repertoire blending very diverse cultures from around the world.Mustafa SASAL, Ottawa
I was inspired with your performance and I sensed that the entire audience was very touched by your encouraging words
and the beauty of your songs, your voice and your charm. You brought us back to our roots and made us feel proud
of who we are.
His art transports, entertains and instructs. He is an exceptional artist and a beacon in a strife-ridden world.J. Thomoglou, former Greek Ambassador to Canada
He is a talented multilingual musician and entertainer who brightens any room he enters.Honourable Sheila Copps
George re-invented the concept of folk hero. He brings out the child in everyone.Sylvia Sweeney, Former Basketball Olympian, broadcaster and President of the ArtsGames
A brilliant documentary – one of the most sympathetic character portraits I have seen in years.The Montreal Mirror
Boy, does it work!Penguin Eggs Magazine
Possibly barking mad!Sing Out Magazine
… a Mediterranean cruise up the YangtzeWig
It hangs together beautifully, has a huge heart, and is one of the truest and most creative musical fusions that I have ever heard. Amazing stuff!Richard Thornley, Penguin Eggs CD Review
The unlikeliest ‘Chairman’ in China”The Globe and Mail, December 2012