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Christodoulos Georgiades

Christodoulos Georgiades

Christodoulos Georgiades has been involved with music since an early age. He composed as a child, but when he moved from Cyprus to study and live in Vienna at the age of fourteen, his aspirations as a composer were put on hold and he focussed all his energy into mastering the piano and its vast repertoire.

In 1969 was invited to New York by the Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis. This revelatory and invigorating experience broadened his musical horizons and led to a turning point that shaped his future career.

In 1989, after a gap of 30 years, he started composing again and to date has written over 75 works, for different forces. As a believer in the power of melody and “sophisticated tonality”, he describes tonal language like working with wool, cotton and silk, whereas to him atonality feels like constructing musical forms from nylon or plastic. He writes that the main difference being that tonality obeys natural laws, whereas atonality adheres to man-made rules.

As a solo pianist he has toured America, Europe, the Middle and Far East, and Mexico, and his output includes 5 recordings and over 80 compositions that range from children’s pieces to opera. A recent concert of his works to mark his 70th birthday in London received enthusiastic reviews.


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First Name: Christodoulos
Last Name: Georgiades

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