• OIga Chalkidou
  • Roxanne Papadimitriou
  • Manousos Ploumides
  • Spyros Souladakis
  • Eva Tsourou
  • Nathalie Mavraki
  • Katerina Kanavaki
  • Elias Kotzias

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    Elias Kotzias is a composer who works with electronic and acoustic instruments, collaborates with dance, theatre and physical theatre alongside concert orchestral and chamber music. He uses various compositional techniques from tropic part-writing to noise and sound texture constructions. Regardless of the techniques and the means he uses, he focuses on listeners' perception. He studied musicology at the University of Athens (BMus) and composition at Royal Holloway University of London (Mmus, Ph.D.).

    London London, Katta London - Buyuk Britaniya poytaxti, mamlakatning muhim siyosiy, iqtisodiy va madaniy markazi. Temza daryosining quyi oqimida, Shim. dengizdan 64 km masofada, London havzasi deb ataluvchi tekislikning markaziy qismida joylashgan.

    Among his teachers there have been G. Zervos, M. Rozakis, B. Lock, P. Cashian and T. Davies. Elias has been honoured with scholarships by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation, the A.G. Leventis Foundation, the A. Onassis Foundation and the Royal Holloway University of London. Between 2006-2011 Elias composed music for several stage works among them Atopos by Konstantinos Thomaides, The Gaze that Scours The Landscape and Step Feather Stitch by Dr. Libby Worth, Space X 2 and How People Understand by Josh Ward, Waiting For... by Juri Näel, and Emersion by Vicky Spanovangelis. Elias' music has been performed in London, Bristol, Brighton, Mons (Belgium), Brussels, Munich, Stuttgard, Talin (Estonia), Warsaw, Istanbul, and various cities of Greece.

    Istanbul Istanbul - Turkiyadagi eng katta shahar, Istanbul elining maʼmuriy markazi. Aholisi 6 536 862 kishi (2011-yil oʻrtalari). I. Marmardengizi va Bosfor boʻgʻozining past-baland sohillarida joylashgan. Boʻgʻoz shaharni ikkiga - Osiyo (kichikroq qismi) va Yevropa qismiga boʻlib turadi.

    OIga Chalkidou was born in Athens. She completed a BA (Hons) Dance Performance (Roehampton – AMC in 2009-10) where she developed new creation and composing choreography with video art and digital projection. She also hold degrees in Engineering (MEng) from UK Universities and has implemented a number of projects in Interior Architecture field in Greece and abroad. Within the field, main areas of continuous education and development are architectural design, photorealism, photography, image processing, video composing, and video montage. Her involvement with dance includes courses and workshops by qualified teachers in many different genres, among flamenco, improvisation, physical theater and choreography. She has participated in dance performances and events in either solo or ensemble. She also follows scenography seminars on poetics of space and scenic composition. Latest of her works include the ‘Flamen_Co 2x1’ in collaboration with Swedish dancer and choreographer, presented in both Athens and Stockholm and the Video Art and montage for ‘Emersion’ architectural-dance performance installation of V.Spanovangelis. The areas of interests lay where the space and its components intersects with moving bodies and when the technology and mediatised units enter to achieve interdisciplinary performance results.

    Roxanne Papadimitriou was born in Athens in 1980. She has started his first music lessons at the age of four. She studied classical singing with Hara Savino at the Athens Conservatory and holds a diploma in singing honors degree and first prize from the International Athens Conservatory (class Sonja Milenkovic). She has been an active member in opera seminars by: Elena Obraztsova, Lucianna Serra, Dunja Vejzovic, Antonio Constantino, John Evans and Robert Dean. She graduated from the Department of Music Science and Art, University of Macedonia, holds a Master of Music in Opera Studies, the Royal Holloway University of London and holds a piano soloist diploma from Philippos Nakas Conservatory (class Alexandra Papastefanou) honors degree and first prize.

    As a soloist he has appeared in Greece and abroad. She has performed the leading role of the soprano in the world premiere of the electroacoustic opera by Nikos Harizanis “The sight of blindness” in 2004. She has performed in solo recitals in Athens, Thessaloniki and London and as a soloist with the Athens Municipality Symphony Orchestra and the choir of the NTUA.

    Manousos Ploumides studied clarinet with N. Moraitis and O. Nikas in Ioannina and E. Kiosoglou at Nakas Conservatoire in Athens. He also studied Musicology at the University of Athens. Manousos continued his clarinet studies at a postgraduate level at Royal Academy of Music in Mons (Belgium) with R.V.Spaendonck (clarinet) and G.V.Waas (chamber music) being honoured by the Alexandra Triandi and the Alexandros Onassis Foundation Scholarships. He has attended seminars with W.Boeykens, Α.Pay, A.Carbonare, C.Faucomprez, P.Gossart and R.Giyot. His recitals have taken place in Greece, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Cyprus. He has collaborated with A.S.O.N., the Symphony Orchestra of the City of Athens, the Orchestre Royal de Wallonie, the Orchestre Interconservatoires, the Clarinet Choir of W.Boeykens, the Mediterranean Orchestra for Peace, the Athens State Orchestra, the Orchestra of Greek National Opera and the Greek Ensemble of Modern Music. He has taught at the International School of Brussels, the Macedonian University Music department, the Municipal Conservatoire of Agia Paraskevi, and conservatoire “Anagenisi”. He has been member of the Ballet Orchestra of Greek National Opera and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Egaleo City. He is curently teaching at Attico Conservatoire and the I.M. Panayotopoulos Schools and he is member of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Chalandri City.
    Spyros Souladakis was born in Athens in 1981 and took his first piano lessons when he was 6 years old. He holds first prize in piano from the Conservatory of Piraeus, Piraeus Association, and hold a Bachelor's from the Royal College of Music in London. He has studied with Marina Koutouvali, Ida Loris Margaritis, Julia and Konstantin Ganev, John Blakely, and Nigel Clayton.He also holds degrees in Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue. He has participated in seminars with Paul Badura Skoda, M. Rauhchev, Nelly Acopian-Tamarina,. He has won awards in piano competitions and contests in song accompaniment. He gives concerts in Greece and abroad, either as soloists or as member in ensembles. At the same time teaches piano and theory at conservatories in Athens and has edited choral music and classical music ensembles. He has appeared among others, at the Athens Concert Hall, the Wigmore Hall in London and St. Peter's in Rome, where he accompanied the choir of the Cultural Association of Athens "Harmony Workshop".

    Eva Tsourou is a freelance dancer and aerialist based in Athens, Greece. She has worked professionally for the last 10 years in the fields of circus, dance and physical theatre both in Greece and overseas. Some of the most significant works include touring with ‘Monti Highwire Show’( 2006) in Portugal ,Germany, Dubai, performing street theatre shows with the company Tsirko Renticolo ‘Falling In Love’(2007) , ‘Bloody Married (2008)’, ‘The Little Match Girl’(2008). Eva has performed in venues such as Texnopolis, Rex Music Hall, Megaro Mousikis, Kinitiras Studio, Kakogiannis Theatre, Hilton Ballroom, Booze Cooperativa a.o. Her artistic identity and performance interests nowadays are emerging through her three solo works. ‘Partings’ (2009), ‘And’ (2010), ‘The Swing’ (2011). ‘Partings’ is the independent project that came as a result of the MA in Ensemble Physical Theatre in Huddersfield University. It was first performed in the UK and then in various venues around Greece. ‘And’ explores interdisciplinarity, bringing together circus, dance and contact improvisation techniques. Performed in Athens it came out of the BA in Dance Performance run in Greece by Roehampton University. ‘The Swing’ is the result of a collaboration with the poet Siarita Kouka and it was presented in Athens in a museum’s front yard. Eva is in an ongoing collaboration with John Britton. She took part in DUENDE’s ‘The Shattering Man’ both as a performer and physical skills trainer of the Ensemble. Her training sessions were developed to give the participant confidence in taking physical risks. Eva is also an aerial skills trainer and a professional Aromatherapist.

    Nathalie Mavraki was born in Athens where she studied the piano with Valery Sagaidatchny and Alexei Miroshnikov as well as advanced theoretical studies with Joseph Papadatos, Michael Rozakis and Pericles Koukos (degree in fugue where she excelled unanimously). She is now in the fourth year of composition with Joseph Papadatos as her professor.Furthermore, she has attended a biennial seminar at Marasleio College of Education on the topic of music therapy and she has done classical song studies. Since 2003 she has been working as a music teacher in state education.

    Katerina Kanavaki was born in Athens and began her musical activity at an early age. She later continued her studies in piano and theory at the “Music College” Conservatory in Thessaloniki under Katerina Stamatelou and Lola Totsiou until 1999 graduating with the Piano Diploma.

    Immediately after this she gained a place to study at the Rostock Academy of Music and Theater in Germany under Prof. Ilya Scheps, continuing her studies at the Bremen Arts Academy (Hochschule fuer Kuenste – Bremen) under Prof. Nikolaus Lahusen. She graduated with a master’s degree in soloist performance for the piano.

    During her studies she had the opportunity to receive great influences from many distinguished musicians and piano pedagogues (Karl-Heinz Kaemmerling, Vassilia Efstathiadou, Lev Natocheny, Alfons Kontarsky, Siegfried Mauser, Vida Kalojanova, Roberto Szidon, Domna Evnouchidou, Ruth Gerald and Dora Bakopoulou a. o.) by taking active part in international master classes around Europe and through individual lessons.

    She has collaborated with various instrumentalists and singers and has appeared in chamber music concerts and international festivals such as “Europaeische Woche” (Bremen), “Max Reger Tage” (Weiden – Germany), and Casa dei Mezzo (Crete) among others. She has also realized recordings for the German radio and EBU. Since 2003 she has been professionally active as a piano tutor in the private sector and has taken part in international congresses about music education. (G.S.M.E, International Piano Forum Rhodes, a.o.)

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