Sotirios Zorbas was born and raised in Piraeus. During visits to his ancestral home in Chios as a child, he heard his uncle play the violin and was introduced to the beautiful music of the Aegean Sea. He began guitar lessons at the age of twelve and two years later he started his career singing and playing with various groups in Piraeus.
He was introduced to the famous George Zambetas, who later became his teacher on the bouzouki, close friend and partner. He became well known throughout Greece and Europe, and performed with famous artists like Vicky Mosholiou, Stamatis Kokotas, Demetris Mitropanos, Doukissa, Melina Mercouri and others.
He has played in the Boston area since his arrival in the United States, forming various orchestras over the years. Most recently he has performed with the 30-piece Hellenic and Near Eastern Musical Society Orchestra. His performances can be heard on the CD's producted by the orchestra and on the triple-CD-set of music recorded live at Harvard University as a benefit for The Greek Institute of Cambridge, MA, titled A Celebration of Greek Music in America. For more information about these recordings, see the Greek Music News and Announcements pages of HCS.
(Updated December 2005)