22 August | Concert broadcast | BR Klassik Radio, 8:05 – 10 p.m.
Live recording of the concert on 13.7.2019
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
“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…”
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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.