13 July | World Premiere | Meistersingerhalle, Nuremberg, 8 p.m.
Closing concert of ION Festival 2019
Konstantia Gourzi: Perseus & Androméda, Sinfonische Dichtung über das Schicksal, for grand orchestra, WP
Commissioned by Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg
Orchestra: Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg
Conductor: Joana Mallwitz
13 July | Concert | Kimito Island Music Festival, Finland, 10 p.m.
Candle Light Concert, Västanfjärd Old Church
Konstantia Gourzi: Evening at the Window
Viola: Diyang Mei
23 July | World Premiere | Villa Concordia, Bamberg, 11 a.m.
Opening of Bamberger Kunst-und Antiquitätenwochen
Konstantia Gourzi: Fantasia Antiqua, for tarogato, clarinet, bass clarinet, WP
Commissioned by Bamberger Kunst-und Antiquitätenwochen
Soloist: Slava Cernavca
“Sprechende Musik” – new CD review
Konstantia Gourzi: Conjunctions – Synápsies | NEOS, 11035, 2010
Apollon Musagète quartet, Vassilis Agrokostas, Michalis Cholevas, Christian Elsässer, Konstantia Gourzi
“Leonard Bernstein und Konstantia Gourzi könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein – aber beide sprechen den Zuhörer mit ihrer Klangwelt an…”
more in the Wiener Zeitung …
New works published
Gedichte zu Prometheus for orchestra
meditation I for marimba solo, glockenspiel and singing bowl
Anaménontas for flute solo
Atlantis 1 for soprano and cymbalom
Five Songs for Lefkas for string orchestra
7 Miniaturen in 3 Sätzen for string orchestra
Sappho-Zyklus, Hommage à György Kurtág for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano
Narcissa-Arie for soprano or mezzo soprano
Eva-Ave for soprano or mezzo soprano
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.