Vangelis (Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou) is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient and neo classical music. He is best known for his Academy Award winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, and scores for the films Blade Runner, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Cavafy and El Greco.
Vangelis began his career participating in several bands such as The Forminx and Aphrodite's Child.
He composed music scores for several films.
He won the Academy Award for Original Music Score and also reached the top of the American Billboard for the music of the Oscar winning film Chariots of Fire.