Michael Paouris participates in Mikis Theodorakis’ play at Park Theatre, while 2 years later he has the honor of performing the famous composer’s music at the Concert Hall with the Mikis Theodorakis Symphony Orchestra.
A special moment for Michael was his participation in Stavros Xarchakos’ Zeibekiko alongside dozens of bouzoukis and drums, performed at the Olympic Stadium during the first minutes of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, on August 13, 2004, in Athens.
At the age of 18, he starts teaching in order to pass on his passion for Bouzouki, wanting to utilize the valuable knowledge he has collected from personal research to lay the proper foundations in matters of technique and performance excellence. Five years later, in 2010, an official collaboration with the Fakana Art Conservatory begins.
In 2012, he releases his second Bouzouki album, with Mimis Plessas playing the piano and Panos Mouzourakis performing the vocals, while Michael Paouris performs the Bouzouki and Electric Guitar.
He also appears in the CNBC Africa documentary: "Greece, an economic Odyssey", as one the faces of Greece’s bright future.
In 2013, he releases his first guitar album, while he begins collaborations with big names of the Greek and international music scene such as the Greek singer Eleni Dimou, the Turkish singer Fide Köksal and others.
1st International Award in Classical Music.
Michael Paouris is the first Bouzouki soloist to give a speech at the international TEDx of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. The central theme was "Knowledge" and the title of the speech "Evolution: A word I was never afraid of"
A Greek-American co-produced documentary that brings to light the work and musical achievements of Michael Paouris from 2011 to 2021.