Augustine was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He began playing the piano at the age of six, so fascinated with music that he would play familiar, traditional Greek songs even as a youngster. He played them by ear, for he had no formal training in music, or in music theory. In his teenage years, Augustine sat at the keyboard and entertained his friends, and he also took part in playing the piano for school activities. When he moved to the United States in 1996, he had visions of pursuing a musical career, but life circumstances caused him to pursue another direction, in the restaurant industry. Still, the piano kept beckoning him, providing him with a private refuge from the daily rigors of restaurant life in Charlotte, North Carolina. These moments have enabled him to work on the musical compositions that you will hear on his CD.
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