Pianist and composer from Greece, living in Copenhagen with focus on contemporary composed and improvised music. She uses objects and different material on the inside of the piano to create sounds of different qualities, extending the piano’s sonic palettes and opening new possibilities for composition and improvisation.
She has performed extensively in Europe and Scandinavia and has been characterised by the german newpaper derFreitag as ‘ a master of the prepared piano.’ Already a professional musician in her country, and having studied both classical and jazz piano performance, she was selected at 2013 to present her music at the most prestigious greek festival for Jazz music – Greek Jazz Panorama – New Generation as one of the most promising musicians of her generation.
In 2015, she moved to Scandinavia to continue her music studies and studied master in Improvisation (Nordic Master) that included studies in Gothenburg, Oslo and Copenhagen. After her master she was admitted to the Soloist line at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory – RMC and moved to Copenhagen. Performance highlights include A l’Arme Festival Berlin, Nordic Råds Musikpris, Onassis Cultural Center Athens, Athens Concert Hall, Greek national television, Copenhagen jazz festival (Koncertkirken), Inter Arts Center Malmö, FriForm Trondheim.
Det kan I forvente ift. Jazz Caravan
I am an experienced pedagogue and i have great experience in holding workshops and artist talks with a pedagogical outcome. From 2013 until 2015 i have been the artistic director of the piano department of the largest network of schools for music education Lab music education. In Scandinavia i have worked as a course leader at Kultuskolan Angered in Gothenburg, the international school of the Gothenburg region ISGR, Medborgarskolan Syd and as a coordinator and leader at Popkollo – summer music camps for girls.
I have great experience in giving workshops on improvisation for all age groups from 8 until adult students and i have the ability to give workshops that inspire and make experimental music accessible to larger audiences and young people. On my workshops, the students will learn more about the art of improvisation and its relationship with sound, time and space. They will also learn more about ways they can be creative with music and will be introduced to the prepared piano. They will be able to learn how to use objects and material on the piano to create new and exciting sounds and timbres opening a path for endless sound explorations.
As i am coming from Greece, i have received the highest honour in my country.
In 2013, i have been selected to perform my music in the most prestigious festival Greek Jazz Panorama – New Generation as one of the most promising jazz musicians of my generation.
Det kan I forvente ift. Hjemmekoncerter
For these concerts i am proposing the electroacoustic music duet with the synthesist Egil Kalman. We can perform in any home with a piano and we can also bring our own extra equipment. Project description: The audience is invited to a unique sonic experience where the boundaries between the acoustic and electronic world become unclear. The duo explores the materiality of space by sculpting sound objects which are dynamically changing through interaction and improvisation. Subtle nuances alter the surface characteristics and boundaries of the objects, evoking a sensuous and tangible experience.
The piano, through the use of extended techniques, objects and microphones is explored in its timbral possibilities and serves as a surface for tactile explorations, often imitating the electronic world. The modular synthesizers take the form of physical masses, projecting the gravitational and material attributes of the sound with their formations. The duo has performed in Scandinavia and Europe and has recorded two albums.
Det kan I forvente ift. Going Local & Play it forward
The public can expect, a one-of-a-kind piano performance of minimal music that creates a deep sensuous experience and allows the imagination to create shapes, sculptures, colours and abstract images with the help of music. By paying attention to every sound detail, the audience is lead to a quasi meditative state, as they are introduced in experiencing space and time through sound. They are also introduced into a new way of playing the piano by creating exciting sounds with objects and different material that excites their imagination. After my performances it is usual that the audience gathers around the piano curious to explore these new systems and techniques. The audience can also after the concert try out the prepared piano themselves. The performance can be possible in any type of piano, upright or grand and in any condition. I can perform also in damaged and very old pianos.
Jeg optræder sammen med
Egil Kalman – modular synthesizer