Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou was born in 1943. He began playing piano and other instruments as early as age three but never learned to read or write music. As a youth, he became interested in jazz and, later, rock & roll. He formed a pop/rock band called the Forminx in the early ’60s.
The Athens-based group performed covers as well as originals, achieving success in their home country before disbanding in 1966. During this time, Vangelis also composed his first film scores, starting with My Brother, the Traffic Policeman in 1963. After the Forminx broke up, Vangelis formed a psychedelic pop band with singer Demis Roussos and drummer Lucas Sideras.
The man playing Richard Clayderman’s song in the video is Hamid Jahan. He was born in 1979 in Iran. He has an Honorary diploma for playing piano from Tehran Higher Conservatory of Music. Hamid Jahan started playing when he was just 14 years old. He composed his first piano piece when he was 22 years old. He continued his career by composing in the field of pop music in Iran. Piano and pop pieces made in Iran were never released due to some issues.
He has been continuing his work in Canada since 2016. Hamid Jahan has composed 8 instrumental pieces that have been published on YouTube. Moreover, he has composed 3 pop songs with the collaboration of singers.