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Winner of the 2nd Henri Lazarof Commission Award

2021-04-09

I am delighted to announce that I was selected to be the winner of the Second Annual Henri Lazarof International Commission Prize at Brandeis University, and the prize comes with a $15,000 commission for a new work of chamber music. Τhis is the biggest award I have ever received, and I feel even more honored knowing that the committee of the competition chose me from a pool of over 400 submissions. I very much look forward to this project!
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My work DUST is now available online for free

2021-04-05

I am thrilled to share my most recent work, DUST. for 2 male voices and 7 soloists, commissioned by the Greek National Opera (GNO). The work draws on Lord Byron’s poem Away, Away, Ye Notes of Woe, which was written on the occasion of John Edleston’s sudden death, Byron’s lover from his years in Trinity College. It is also part of GNO’s series of events dedicated to the celebration of the two hundred years after the Greek Revolution of Independence in 1821.

You will have to open this LINK, which is the online platform of GNO, create an account, and then watch the concert Cornelian Secret. My work is the first piece of the concert, lasts 24 minutes, and is followed by works of Orestis Papaioannou and Aspasia Nasopoulou. There is also an option for subtitles in English and Greek. All descriptions and notes are bilingual (English and Greek). The concert is available for FREE until the end of 2021.


Grand Prix Winner of the Second International Competition of Composers "New Music Generation" in Kazakhstan

2020-12-01

I am happy to announce that my work Y-87-XII13 (subtitle: une oeuvre pour l' écho des rêves) for large orchestra), which was commissioned and premiered by the Athens State Orchestra, received the Grand Prix at the 2nd International Competition of Composers New Music Generation in Kazakhstan.
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Winner of the Call "Miniatures for Revolution" by the Greek National Opera

2020-11-04

I have been selected by the Greek National Opera to participate in a collaborative project, which will be presented later in the spring. This is one of the most inspiring projects of the following year for multiple reasons. First, I will compose a new piece for the opera’s intercultural orchestra, that is, an ensemble of musicians who play folk instruments from various countries, including Swedish nyckelharpa, African kora, and Turkish yayli tanbur among others. Second, I will collaborate with Nikos Kalivas, a very talented dancer and choreographer, who will select and lead a group of dancers from the Dance Academy of National Opera to dance my music.
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Award, Premiere, and Studio Recording

2020-02-15

My work ASC-2.1-III15, for two percussionists, a very demanding work of 20' minutes and written for a large setup of instruments, was a finalist in the competition International Percussion Premiere Night 2020. It was premiered by Gabriele Petracco and Marko Jugovic in February 15, 2020 in Casa della Musica, Trieste, Italy. In addition to the live performance, the competition concluded with a studio recording of the awarded works.
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