Tania Sikelianou Resume

      Tania Sikelianou, born in Greece, is a composer and violinist.
She studied violin at the Conservatory of Athens (Prof. J. Georgiadis) and received her diploma with honours in 1999. At the same time she studied harmony, counterpoint and instrumentation for band and fugue and received her composition diploma with honours in 2001 at the Skalkotas Conservatory in Athens (Prof. M. Travlos).
In this period Tania Sikelianou attended various violin master classes e.g. the ‘Summit music festival' in New York (scholarship Onassis Foundation), the ‘Recontres Internationales de Jeunesses Musicales' in Geneva and the 7th ‘International Masterclasses' in Brugge with A. Brussilovsky. In addition, she took violin lessons from A. Brussilovsky in Paris and from N. Patrikidou in Athens (2001). In the Conservatorium of Amsterdam with Joyce Tan, Reinette Thiadens.
She performed in many in recitals and festivals in Greece, USA, Berlin and the Netherlands e.g. concert with Vanessa May in Cyprus (2001), concert with the ‘Orchestra of byzantine music' of D. Papapostolou at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC (2003) and at the ‘International Gaudeamous Music Week' (2005), Italian Institute 2009, Athens Fringe Festival 2009.Furthermore she participated in the music recording of the movie ‘Paradise now' (2005).
Tania Sikelianou obtained her Bachelor and Master degree in composition in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Prof. W.Henderickx). She had composition lessons with Prof. K. de Vries, Daan Manneke, Fabio Nieder and attended seminars with Theo Loevendie, Tan Dun & Fabio Nieder. In addition she followed a course in film music with Prof. J. Haanstra (2005) and a course in electronic music with Prof. J. Tamminga and live electronic music with J.Zwaanenburg.
She has also special interest for writing music for stage and theatre music.
In September 2009,she participated on the 1st Contemporary Dance Festival in collaboration with a dancer-choreographer in Greece (Patra),as a composer and as a violinist.
She likes to combine contemporary music with the traditional Greek music (Byzantine). Her works have been performed in concerts in Greece, Germany, Belgium and in The Netherlands.
In May 2008 she performed her first Opera ‘Medea' in collaboration with the Theaterschool of Amsterdam. In June 2008 a new piece performed by the Nieuw Ensemble. In April 2007 Tania Sikelianou was the composer of the Week, Young Talent 2007 on Radio 4. Her work has been perfomed at the Gaudeamus Music Week, project ‘Asko's 7x7 for young composers' with Asko Ensemble, Composition project ‘Dokter Faustus Schönberg, Mann, Webern' with the Goeyvaerts Strijktrio. In April 2006 Ms. Sikelianou was a guest composer for the project ‘Seven deadly sins' between the ‘Nederlands Blazers Ensemble' and the ‘Eerste Christelijk Lyceum' with a performance in the ‘Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ' in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Currently she is following the Sonology course in

Updated:  November 18, 2009

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