Georgia Koumará

Georgia Koumará, born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1991 studied Composition (M.Mus.) in Thessaloniki (A.U.TH) and Cologne (HfMT), Music Theory and Piano in Thessaloniki (S.C.TH) with among others Johannes Schöllhorn, Michalis Lapidakis,Kostas Siempis, Lenio Liatsou and Lilia Vaseiliadou. Master classes with a.o. G. Aperghis, F. Bedrossian, Ph. Manoury, A. Posadas, O. Neuwirth, W. Rihm, B. Ferneyhough, B. Furrer, R. Cendo, J.S. Chiong, M. Tsangaris, P.Kokkoras, J. Walsche, J.M. Lopez Lopez complete her musical education. Her works have been performed on stage in Greece, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland and Great Britain and have been broadcast on Greek and German radio.

Her music has been played by among others WDR Sinfonieorchester, Orchester der Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, IEMA Ensemble, DissonArt Ensemble, Ensemble hand werk, Ensemble Platypus, Lucerne Academy Alumni Ensemble, Greek Contemporary Musik Ensemble, Lynx Quartet, Schlagzeug Ensemble der TSSO, Taller Sonoro Ensemble as part of festivals such as Acht Brücken Festival -Musik für Köln 2015, Wittener Tage für Kammermusik 2016, New Talents Biennale Cologne 2016, Lucerne Academy Festival 2016, Musica Festival Strasbourg 2016. Since 2010 she is a member of the improvisation ensemble 6daExit which is based in Thessaloniki and as a performer and improviser she has collaborated with many artists based in Greece.

In her music she is interested in exploring the relationships that occur between conceptual, perceptual and actual measurable time, as it is formulated thought different ontological interpretations, from the process of performance and listening. Thus, by creating, developing and
combining different sonic processes, she strives to achieve continuous flux and energy and intricate multi layered textures.

Her future projects involves a piece for Ensemble Platypus to be premiered on the 18th of January at KonzertHaus Wien- Berio Saal (commissioned by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung) and an octet for Kammermusik für Köln to be premiered on the 8th of January in Cologne during the Ein- Klang Musikreihe, (commissioned by the City of Cologne)

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