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SPYROS SYRMOS
COMPOSER
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Welcome to the official website of composer Spyros Syrmos


• BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Spyros was born in Athens.

He studied the guitar with Kostas Grigoreas at the National Conservatory of Athens
and with John Mills and Eleftheria Kotzia at the Royal Welsh College of Music 
and Drama,
where he gained the PGdip in performance. 
 

He also had Lute lessons with Nikos Panagiotidis in Athens and Mathew Nisbet in Wales
as a second study.

He continued studies in composition with Ioannis Metallinos in Athens and Peter Reynolds at the contemporary music departement of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, where he gained the PGdip in Composition.



ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ - Συνέντευξη στη Βασιλική Χρυσοστομίδου / KATHIMERINI - Article written by Vasiliki Chrisostomidou

09.08.2014
www.kathimerini.gr/779293/article/politismos/moysikh/spyros-syrmos-o-ellhnas-poy-egraye-nea-opera-gia-to-londino

02.11.2014
www.kathimerini.gr/789971/article/politismos/8eatro/enas-ellhnas-katekthse-to-londino

 

"The Guardian - The Blank Canvas review – operatic novices make their mark"

www.theguardian.com/music/2014/sep/01/the-blank-canvas-review-opera-up-close


The Blank Canvas - OperaUpClose - "Off West End Award Winner for Best Opera Production"
www.offwestend.com/index.php/pages/the_offies


Music Theatre Wales - "Feeding the Future of Opera"
www.musictheatrewales.org.uk/Blogs/feeding-the-future-of-opera.html


The Blank Canvas website

theblankcanvasopera.weebly.com/






• MUSIC ACTIVITY

As a guitarist and composer he has presented his work in Greece and Wales.

He won the "Flourish Opera competition 2013"  www.kingsheadtheatre.com/operaupclose.html

"The Blank Canvas" is his debut Opera produced by OperaUpClose and premiered at the Kings Head Theatre in London in 31st August 2014.

Libretto by Fay Wrixon

Directed by Lucy Bradley

Musical Direction by Chad Kelly

Production Design by Ele Slade

Lighting Design by Tom Kitney

Cast: Edmund Hastings, Edward Hughes, Melanie Sanders


After many years of studying the music of South Italy, under the motivation and supervision of his close friend Vangelis Haramis (Sociologist/musician/Unirstita di Salerno) he has arranged a large number of traditional songs and music, giving them a "nowadays" perspective as well as he has composed several pieces inspired by this music.
The group ANTIDOTUM TARANTULAE of which Spyros is a principal member, performs often at festivals and music theaters in Greece.
 

• LIST OF WORKS

Solo instruments

• "3 inventions" for piano solo
• "4 variations on the 1st of Schoenberg's drei klavierstukce" for piano solo 

Chamber music

• "Pizzica" for piano and percussion
• "Untitled little pieces" for oboe and piano
• "A midwinter's summerdream" for cello and piano
• "TRILCE" 3 songs on Cesar Vallejo's poetry for soprano guitar and flute
• "Two songs on twentieth-century Brazilian poetry" for mezzo soprano free bass accordeon and percussion
• "Fast fowrward" for string quartet
• "Habanera" for clarinet quartet
• "CONNECTED" for small ensemble

 Choir

• "Fragments of an MSND" for mixed choir
• "Iridescences" for mixed choir harp and piano

 Opera

• "THE BLANK CANVAS" Opera in two Acts. Libretto by Fay Wrixon

 Orchestral music

• "In the time zone" for chamber orchestra
• "Long itinerary" for small orchestra
• "The road from Colonus" for large orchestra

 Marching band

• "Girl with balloon"
• "Veteran lover's parade"

 Music for Italian traditional ensemble

• "Pizzica minimalistica"
• "Tarantella tropicale"

 Electronic music

• "Seven songs and one instrumental" based on music of south Italy


• AUDIO LINKS

• INVENSION
 1 for solo piano (Midi recording edited by Minos Mamangakis)
► Invention 1

• IN THE TIME ZONE
for chamber orchestra. 5th movement from John Hardy's project Night flight
performed by the Welsh Sinfonia / DORA STOUTZKER HALL / March 2012

► Night flight-In the time zone

• THE ROAD FROM COLONUS
for large orchestra (sort version / midi recording edited by Minos Mamangakis)
 https://www.dropbox.com/s/m13wicghbfcok30/02%20The%20Road%20from%20Colonus.mp3


 •  RITURNELLA traditional song from south Italy (electronic remixed version edited by Minos Mamangakis)
►  RITURNELLA electronic remix


 HABANERA for clarinet quartet. Performed by the "Livas quartet" (Bristol) Wales Millennium Centre / Glanfa Stage /  October 2012
►  HABANERA for Clarinet quartet


•  HABANERA for piano trio. Performed by the "Trio Encore" (Athens) Greek National Opera / foyer / April 2013 (Transcription from the original version for clarinet quartet)
►  HABANERA for piano trio

 •  THE BLANK CANVAS Aria for mezzo soprano. Music Theatre Wales "Make an Aria" public masterclass. Performed by Kate Woolveridge. Libretto by Fay Wrixon Fay Wrixon | Words, words, words…
RWCMD / Bute Theatre / March 2013
 ► THE BLANΚ CANVAS









• DISCOGRAPHY


  ANTIDOTUM TARANTULAE - SED NOVE released 2008 PAROUSIA editions

  DOWNLOAD TRACKS AT CDBaby / amazon  /  iTunes    

  Listen tracks on SoundCloud   Your public Profile

  Videos  ►  ANTIDOTUM TARANTULAE    
                        ►  Sia maledetta l'acqua - ANTIDOTUM TARANTULAE             
                        ►  Antidotum  Tarantulae & Gianluca Zammarelli - Pizzica minore  
                        ►  Antidotum Tarantulae - Riturnella Anonimo



CALENDAR 2013

14 March "Make an aria project" Music theatre Wales. "THE BLANK CANVAS"
Bute theatre Cardiff.

7 April "Trio Encore" chamber music "HABANERA" piano trio transcription
Greek National Opera

7 May Atmospheres festival "MidWinter's SummerDream" for cello an piano "CONNECTED" for small ensemble 
RWCMD Weston gallery

CALENDAR 2014

6th April. Charitable foundation Michalis Stasinopoulos VIOCHALCO. "Habanera" for piano trio. Violin Lfteris Papanikolaou, Cello Amalia Giannopoulou, Piano Dimitris Yiakas

31st August 7,14,21 September. Kings Head Theatre London.
"THE BLANK CANVAS" Opera in two Acts. Libretto by Fay Wrixon. Directed by Lucy Bradley. Produced by OperaUpClose.

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