Evagoras Karagiorgis





    Music teacher, composer, lute player. He was born in Tsada-Paphos in 1957. In 1982 he went to the USA where he studied music at the Aaron Copland School of Music (City University of New York) with Allen Brings and Leo Kraft (1981-1988). In 1988-89 he continued composition at N.Y.U., with the Israeli composer Menahem Zur and Philosophy of the Arts with David Echer. At the same period he also took postgraduate courses in Ethnomusicology and Electronic Music. Since 1989 he is being teaching music in the Public Schools of Cyprus. In 1990 he began composing music for all the major theater companies. At the same period he works also for TV writing music for various series and documentaries. In 1992, he wins the A’ Pancyprian Song Competition with his song 'The Dream'. After his first success he publishes his first cycle of songs, The 'Old lute' (1994), based oν poetry by D. Lipertis, M. Pasiardis, traditional verses as well his own. In 1997 he published the song cycle, 'Places in the color of lulaki'. A third work, in collaboration with the famous Cretan lyre player Psarantonis, features his songs written for the Chronicle of Leontios Machairas, a dramatized version by Michalis Pieris. In 2006 he published the work 'Without the old key', a duo  ollaboration with the double bass player Irenaeos Koullouras. In 2009 his new alboum, 'Ready for long time' with piano songs and instrumentals was published. In 1999, with a group of young composers he took part in the foundation o the Cyprus Composers Center, a movement towards the development of the serious music in the island. Part of this is his outcome of small number of chamber works created in that aspect. Among his many musical interests is the research and exploration of the traditional Cypriot music (the modes, rhythms, melodies and harmony).

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