Schwere Reiter | Munich | Germany
Pianist and harpsichord player Andreas Skouras will perform >six thoughts< for piano solo, written in 2002. The six miniatures describe moments and
atmospheres in a poetic and biographical manner. The recital consists works by composers such as Alexander Strauch, Volker Nickel, Michael Emanuel Bauer, Fredrik Schwenk, Anders Eliasson, who have collaborated with Andreas Skouras or
have written pieces for him, inspired by his virtuosity.
Einstein | Munich | Germany
>light and ashes< for clarinet and live electronics was commissioned by Oliver Klenk, the clarinetist of the Munich based contemporary music ensemble Ensemble Zeitsprung. The work was written in 2015 and was premiered by Oliver Klenk. >light and ashes< has a poetic approach to it ́s own title. Atmospheres of light and shades juxtapose to thick clouds of ashes symbolized by various graduations from sound to noise.
1/7/2019 | Premiere of German
Version 3, 5 & 6/7/2019
| further performances
Bavarian State Opera/ Opera festival Munich | Germany
One year after the successful world premiere of music theater >Z< at the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera, who was the commissioner of the work, >Z< will have it's second staging in German language at the Opera Festival of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. The translation of the poetical libretto by Vangelis Hatziyannidis into German, is signed by Michaela Prinzinger.
The politically motivated murder of doctor, pacifist and parliament member Grigoris Lambrakis took place in 1963 in the middle of a street in Thessaloniki and engraved a deep wound in modern
Greek history. Staging the story, which was made famous by Costa Gavras’ film of Vassilis Vassilikosʼ novel, in the form of an expressive music theater,
>Z<, focuses on the different facets of the human
2018 Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center | Athens | Greece
Twelve sold-out performances, an enthusiastic audience and brilliant reviews have contributed to the success of the music theater >Z<, which premiered 2018 at the Greek National Opera- Alternative Stage under the baton of Minas Borboudakis. The true story about the political murder of pacifist Grigoris Lambrakis took place in the early sixties in Thessaloniki and engraved a deep wound in modern Greek history. Staging the story in the form of an expressive music theater, >Z<, focuses on the different facets of the human being.
>Z< was commissioned by the Greek National Opera.
Ergon Ensemble | Conductor: Minas Borboudakis
Libretto: Vangelis Hatziyiannidis, based on the homonymous novel by Vassilis Vassilikos
Director: Katerina Evangelatos | Sets-Costume: Eva Manidaki