ABOUT

 

                                                       

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Born in Edessa, Greece in 1984.
Studies in Composition and Music Theatre with Dr. Michalis Lapidakis at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2002 – 2008, Bachelor Degree) and with Beat Furrer at the University for Music and Performing Arts of Graz, Austria (2009 – 2011, Masters Degree).
PhD candidate at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, under the supervision of Dr. Dimitri Papageorgiou since 2012.

Selected as an active participant to master classes such as Voix Nouvelles Royaumont 2014, Tzlil Meudcan 2014, Centre Acanthes 2011, Tschaikovsky Academy 2012 and more (Darmstadt Summer Academy 2010, Impuls Academy 2011, 2013) with G. Aperghis, P. Billone, G. F. Haas, C. Czernowin, Μ. Andre, M. Stroppa, Ph. Hurel, K. Lang, P. Ablinger, J. Schölhorn, D. Kourliandski among others. Performed in various cities in workshops and festivals such as Time of Music (Finland), Forum Wallis (Switzerland) by various ensembles and performers, such as D. Michel-Dansac, P.-S. Meugé, Klangforum Wien (AT), Diotima Quartet (F), Trio Amos (AT), MCME (Ru), the DissonArt Ensemble (Gr), the Helsinki Chamber Choir (Fi), Vertixe Sonora Ensemble (S), UMS ‘n’ JIP (Sw), Ensemble Cairn (F) and others. 

In May 2014, his chamber opera hystéra was performed in Graz under the baton of Beat Furrer. In September 2014, his piece ΣΤΕΑΡ was performed during the Voix Nouvelles Royaumont academy by Quartet Diotima; the realisation of the live electronics was made by the composer and Greg Beller at IRCAM. In July 2012, his piece [α-] for chamber choir won him the 1st prize at the International Einojuhani Rautavaara Chamber Choir Composition Workshop and Competition 2012. In 2012 he was also prenominated for the Impuls Competition. After attending Impuls Academy 2013, he was awarded with the Ernst. Composition prize, receiving a residency at the Ernst Krenek Institute in Krems and a commission for the Klangforum Wien. He was a finalist at the Joseph Fux Opera Composition Competition for 2015. He is commissioned for a new opera by the Bregenz Festspiele.

All of his studies have been funded by Greek Foundations, namely the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), the Onassis Foundation and the Greek Composers Union.

 

[last update: May 2015]

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