• 20 January 2021 | World Premiere / LIVE Radio Concert | from the Haus des Rundfunks (Großer Sendesaal des rbb), 8 p.m.
    Konstantia Gourzi: messages between the trees for viola and bourdon (2020)
    Further works by Miroslav Srnka, Lisa Streich, Hildegard von Bingen and York Höller
    Viola: Nils Mönkemeyer
    Orchestra: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
    Conductor: Marie Jacquot

    Link to the Radio-Concert | 20  January 2021, 8 p.m.
    Repeat of the concert on Deutschlandfunk | 21 January 2021, 9 p.m.

    Interview with Nils Mönkemeyer (in German)| rbb Radio, 2. January 2021, 5:10 p.m.

Beethoven-Hommage “Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt…” – New CD with Ambiente Audio

  • with ensemble oktopus & guests

#Goldberg Reflections – New CD with SONY

  • with Niklas Liepe, NDR Radiophilharmonie, James Phillips

“Elementary Soundscapes” – New portrait in FonoForum

New works published

Konstantia Gourzi – Composer Conductor

  • The Greek composer and conductor Konstantia Gourzi is one of contemporary music’s most important mentors today. Born in Greece, she studied in Athens and Berlin. She dedicates herself to the development of new performance concepts for modern Western art music, and has founded many concert series and ensembles.
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  • Konstantia Gourzi, the composer writes orchestral works, chamber music, vocal ensembles and solo pieces. Her extensive discography also documents her creative achievements. She has been commissioned by the Bavarian State Opera, the Lucerne Festival and the ARD Music Competition, among others.
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  • Konstantia Gourzi, the conductor works with orchestras and ensembles. She performs in the dual function of composer and conductor more and more. She gives concerts in important international venues, with various radio orchestras and conducts for numerous studio recordings.
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  • Konstantia Gourzi, the director has initiated diverse projects, in which music and other art forms come together. They also combine people from different cultures, in order to make social, musical and cultural connections.
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  • Konstantia Gourzi, the pedagogue works with young musicians, and loves to communicate an imaginative relationship with contemporary music. She taught at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, and she has lead the Ensemble Oktopus at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München since 2002.
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