Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer

Yiannis Chryssomallis (Greek: Γιάννης Χρυσομάλλης, born November 14, 1954), known professionally as Yanni (audio speaker iconpronunciation; /ˈjɑːni/), is a Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist, and music producer. He was born in Kalamata, Greece.[1]


At least sixteen of Yanni's albums have peaked at No. 1 in Billboard's "Top New Age Album" category, and two albums (Dare to Dream and In My Time) received Grammy Award nominations.[2] His career began in 1980.


  1. Yanni; Rensin, David (2002). Yanni in Words. New York: Miramax Books / Hyperion. p. 13. ISBN 9781401351946.
  2. Deming, Mark, "Yanni" / "Biography" (WebCite archive), Allmusic, written in 2011 or in 2012 before archive date of April 29, 2012.