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Georgia Spiropoulos (Greece, 1965) studied piano, harmony, counterpoint and fugue in Athens. At the same time she studied jazz piano and worked as instrumentalist and arranger the hellenic traditional music of oral transmission for 10 years (CD 0009 Thesis, Athens 1997).

From 1996 she lives in Paris and studied composition, electro-acoustic & computer music with Philippe Leroux (Conservatoire Eric Satie), form Analysis with Michael Levinas (Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris, CNSMDP), composition with Jacques Charpentier (Conservatoire National de Paris, CNR). She also worked with George Crumb and Günter Kahowez in France, Austria and Greece.

The year 2000-01 she is one for the 10 selected composers (among 400) to participate to the IRCAM's Composition and Musical Computing Annual Course and works with Tristan Murail, Jonathan Harvey, Brian Ferneyhough, Marco Stroppa, Philippe Hurel and Ivan Fedele.

She received commissions from IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the French Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Culture of Baden-Württemberg & GegenWelten Festival of Heidelberg, the Radio France, the Sacem, the "Itineraire" ensemble, the "Nikos Skalkotas" Orchestra, the "Accentus" choir, "Le Jeune Choeur de Paris" choir, the "Ariam-Ile de France", the "Habanera" saxophone quartet, the "Cries de Paris" vocal ensemble, the "Diffraction" ensemble, and the saxophone player Claude Delangle.

Her works has been performed in France, USA, Germany, Austria, Japan, Greece at IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, Cite de la Musique, Louvre Auditorum, Duo Dijon, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, Ooizumi-gakuen Yumeria Center (Tokyo), Hiroshimashi Nishikumin Bunka Center (Hiroshima), Elisabeth-Schneider-Stiftung (Freiburg), Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof (Heidelberg), Hessisches Staats Theater (Wiesbaden, Alte Schmiede (Vienna), Forum Culturel de Blanc-Mesnil, CNSMDP de Paris, Notre Dame des Blancs-Manteaux, Tour de Crest, Goethe Institut of Athens, Ionio University.

Georgia Spiropoulos is the winner of the VILLA MEDICIS Hors-les-Murs Award 2002 of the AFAA & the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs; she worked as a composer-in-residence in the USA (New York, Boston & Cambridge, 2004) on the interactive interfaces for the conductor's gesture capture. She also received the PROJECT ROOM grant from the Meet-the-Composer program in New York.

On 2004 she was participated at IRCAM reading panel 2004 for the Composition & Computer Music Programs (cursus, stage).

She is actually working on KLAMA for mixed choir & live electronics commissioned by the chamber choir Accentus and IRCAM. (world premiere: Agora Festival, Centre Pompidou, juin 2006, Paris).


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