which was the name of Greek-born composer Constantinides' mother. Although only one word, Magni
has two meanings. Not only does it represent Constantinides' family of origin, it also reflects his country of origin.
Constantinides' love of Greek folk music permeates his works. His father Demetrios played the folk tunes from his village Marmara, in Epirus, Greece, on the violin by ear. The composer says, "Now, after so many years, I remember the way he was making music and I look to the sounds he used to make as the source of my inspiration. And they are used in abundance in my musical compositions."
His introduction to folk music was followed by an introduction to Corelli. In his own words, "one day in 1940, I opened the radio and I heard [the Sonata in E minor for violin and piano] by Corelli performed by the French standout of the time, Jacques Thibaud. The sounds I heard made me decide that my life would be music."
Magni Publications was incorporated in 2014 as the publishing arm for Constantinides' music. In addition to scores, Magni has also published several recordings on CD.