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Andys Skordis

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information Andys Skordis (24/08/1983 – Nicosia, Cyprus) Address: Geldersekade 14b , Amsterdam – 1012 BH, The Netherlands Phone: +31-618514177, +357-99482782 Email: andyssko@gmail.com Website: www.andysskordis.com

Education Composition Conservatorium Van Amsterdam - The Netherlands 15th December 2011 – Master’s of Music (MMus) with Zeer Goed Principal teachers: Richard Ayres and Wim Henderickx Composition Conservatorium Van Amsterdam – The Netherlands 17th December 2009 – Bachelor’s of Music (BMus) Principal teacher: Richard Ayres Composition and Film Scoring Berklee College of Music, Boston - USA Dual Major: Composition and Film Scoring 12th May 2007 – Bachelor’s of Music (BMus) with Magna Cum Laude Honors: Dean’s List (all semesters) Principal teachers: Vuk Kulenovic, Yakov Gubanov, Tibor Pursztai Karnatic Music Conservatorium Van Amsterdam - The Netherlands Contemporary Music through non Western Techniques Composition, Advance Reading and Improvisation September 2008 - June 2013 - Post Graduate Diploma Principal teacher: Dr. Rafael Reina Balinese Gamelan ISI Denpasar - Indonesia Seni Karawitan Bali August 2013 - July 2014 - Post Graduate Diploma Javanese Gamelan Studies with Prof. Elsje Plantema September 2011 – June 2013 Other studies Conducting - Studies with Carmen Moral, Roland Feldman and Tibor Pusztai Level 4 Guitar Performance – Guildhall School of Music and Drama Grade 8 Guitar Performance – Guildhall School of Music and Drama Percussion (Tombak, Darbuka, Frame drums) – self taught Tzouras, Euphonium, Piano – self taugh


Andys Skordis

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Awards §

Winner of Buma Toonzetters Prize – Buma Cultuur & Muziek Centrum The Netherlands, 2012 (NL) “ The deeper you go…the deeper you go…the deeper you go…deeper you go…you go…you?” §

1st prize at the composition competition held for the European Presidency of Cyprus - Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, 2012 (CY) “Ο Ιππής…Του Ιππή…Ε Ιππή…Ποιός Ιππεί;” 2 nd prize at the International composition competition for piano quintet – ISCM and ACC, 2016 (KOR) “17…why not 37?” •

2nd prize at the Composition competition held for the 50 th aniversary of the Republic of Cyprus - Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, 2010 (CY) “…… - Στην βρύσην των ποιών;” •

• Finalist of Gaudeamus Prize – Gaudeamus Muziekweek, 2012 (NL) “7 unceremonious occasions” • Finalist of Berliner Oper Preis – Neükoln Opern, 2015 (DE) “Me…Myself…The Stranger” • Finalist - Ereprijs - 2011 (NL) “Silkstone…are you ever going to shatter?” for ensemble § Composition Award – Berklee College of Music, 2007 and 2006 (US) “…. – a piece for String Orchestra” , “SKROMPKTN” § Best Music Film – CIFF 2007 (CY) § Best Contemporary Film Music - NIFF 2007 (GR) § 2 nd Prize - Shorts on the Beach 2006 (US) for film “Trapped Inside” •

Music Education Award – Listhus - Ólafsfjörður – 2015 (IS)


Andys Skordis

Curriculum Vitae

Scholarships/Fellowships §

Artist’s subsidy WWIK - Kunstenaars & co, 2010 - 2014 (NL)

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Darmasiswa Scolarship - Indonesia Ministry of Culture, 2013 (IN)

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Music Scolarship - A.G. Leventis foundation, 2010 (CY/FR)

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Music Scholarship - Nicolas Economou Foundation, 2009 (CY)

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Werkbeurs Subsidy – FondsPodiumKunsten, 2015, 2014, 2013 (NL)

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Compositie Opdracht - FondsPodiumKunten, 2013 (NL)

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Production Subsidy - Kypria International Festival, 2016 (CY)

Experience as a composer Festivals participated: Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2013 and 2012, Holland Festival 2012, 21st International Review of Composers 2011, Unsafe and Sounds 2016, XXXC International Forum of New Music “Manuel Enriquez” 2012, Concertgebouw Hall Open 2012, Bali Arts Festival 2015, Forum Walis Festival for Neue Muzik 2014, ACC Symphony for Asia 2016, International Festival Music Village 2016, Kypria International Festival 2016, Young Composers Meeting 2011, 3rd International Contemporary Music Festival 2011,Yo Opera 2009 Ensembles: Vocaallaab, Residentie Orkest, ASKO|Schoenberg, International Ensemble Modern Academy, Orkest De Ereprijs, Nieuw Ensemble, Mousique Nouvelles, The Black Page Orchestra, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, TANA quartet, Amsterdam Collage Ensemble, Klassikan, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Mexico, Narwastu, Triple Helix, Kalistos Chamber Orchestra

Experience as a conductor “Ra…Patsia…Ou” – Opera - 2016 “E…SOU…A?” - Oratorio for Balinese Gamelan and Choir – 2015 “Ou…Patsia…Ra” – Opera – 2014 “The deeper you go…the deeper you go…the deeper you go…deeper you go…you go…you?” – 2012, 2011


Andys Skordis

Curriculum Vitae

“Extrasolar Voices in an Absentminded Land” – Oratorio – 2009 Ensemble pieces by: Aftab Darvishi, Enrique Mendoza, Emil tan Erten

Experience as a performer Founder of Improvisation Ensemble “The Brain Masturbation”, 2008 – now (NL) Gypsy Guitar with Cypriot Folk band “ Monsieur Doumani”, 2015 – now (CY) Percussionist with Klezmer band “Payazen”, 2010 – 2013 (NL) Member of the Balinese Gamelan Ensemble “Narwastu”, 2013 – 2015 (IN) Member of the Javanese Gamelan Ensemble “Jumat Siang”, 2010 – 2013 (NL) Tzouras with Rembetiko band“De Katzatzikis”, 2010 – now (NL) El. Guitar with Rock band“Red Light Distrikt”, 2004- 2007 (US) El. Guitar with Metal bands “OffTone Thieves”, “Talismen”,1998 – 2003 (US) Euphonium at National Guard military band “ΣΜΕΦ”, 2002- 2003 (CY) Euphonium at “Pangyprio Philarmonic”, 1999 – 2001 (CY)

Teaching Experience Workshops/Masterclasses: Baumstrasse, Athens (GR), 2016 Windcraft Music Center, Nicosia (CY), 2012 State Music Conservatory, Olafsjordur (IS), 2015 Composition coordinator: International Festival Music Village, Pelion (GR), 2016 Karnatic Music workshops Music Village, Kato Drys (CY), 2014, 2015, 2016 Music teacher Xiagnan Experimental School, Changning (CN), 2008 Harmony, Counterpoint, Solfege and Orchestration teacher Hellenic Odeon, Nicosia (CY), 2005


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