Giorgos Amarantidis (1944-2013) οtherwise known as S'imoults, was born in 1944 in Kapnohori, Kozani, Greece and is the son of well known lyra player Stathis Amarantidis and also Sophia Kavakidou, refugees from Ano Matsouka of Pontos. From a young age he played the lyra in the company of lyra players many years his senior who were born in Pontos. This influenced his playing style, and resulted in him retaining a very traditional playing technique. 

Between 1973 and 1984 he worked in the theatre of Dora Stratou and travelled to many countries including India and Azerbaijan. He also performed at many events alongside Domna Samiou both in Greece and overseas. He has made over 40 albums and CD's not only playing solo, but also with various other acclaimed musicians. He performed at the Opening Ceremony of the World Athletics Championships in Athens in 1977 and also at the celebration for the Olympic Games Centennary at the Kallimarmaro Panathinaiko Stadium.

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