The Canadian-born pianist and composer, Jennifer Athena Galatis, the daughter of Greek immigrants, moved to Athens, Greece in 1978 as a child (at age 5), and it was there where she took her first music lessons. While still at school, her work was performed in many concerts around Athens. She she studied classical music at Athens National Conservatory with professor Gerassimos Kakalis, Chalari and composition with Yannis Kastrinos. Kastrinos, one of her mentors, was very surprised by her first symphony written at the age of 13 and he told her he will never show his compositions to her because he did not want to influence her style. She graduated in 1988 from the National Conservatory in Athens with a performance and composition degree, and soon after went to study piano with Oxana Yablonskaya at Juilliard school in New York City (Masters, Piano Interpretation: 1988-1989). After Juillard, she studied privately with professor Claude Savard at the University of Montreal, and, Charles Reiner and Eva Czarnay at Mcgill University. She has also worked at McGill University as an assistant to Professor Charles Reiner. Over the course of her career, she has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards in recognition of her achievements as an artist.
Jennifer Athena Galatis from the beginning of her career, she charted new directions for composing, pushing the boundaries of classical orchestration with the use of electronic instrumentation. Over the last decade, she has been recognized for incorporating computer-generated electronic instruments in combination with a real orchestra for film scoring. Presently she composes a lot for the film industry. Her works are included in numerous trailers, documentaries, TV shows, and films. Her classical music works have been featured on CBC radio and Radio Canada. She is Recording Artist with Immersion Music Group in Toronto (since September 2012), Composer with SpyFilms Toronto (since December 2011), and Music Composer with European Southern Observatory in Munich, Germany (since January 2014).
Jennifer Athena Galatis is also an Associate Professor of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (since November 1995) and the Assistant Director of Lasalle Music Academy (since August 1994). She presently composes from Toronto Canada.