About

Thanasis was born in Larisa, Greece, in 1983 and grew up in a family of traditional musicians. Since 2007 he lives in Amsterdam, where he completed his studies in composition and music theatre. For the years 2017-2019 he is artist in residence at Gaudeamus under the programme Nieuwe Makers by the Performing Arts Fund NL. In 2018 Thanasis was assistant to Heiner Goebbels at Manchester International Festival and he was selected as a maker at Silbersee’s atelier Spr!tzl in Amsterdam. In 2017-2018 he worked at the Tanztheater Wuppertal – Pina Bausch Company as a member of Dimitris Papaioannou’s creative team. For the years 2016-2017 he has been the artistic coordinator of the music theatre research platform RE-FUSE, an initiative of the Greek National Opera in collaboration with Gaudeamus. Thanasis has worked as assistant artistic director for the Nieuw Ensemble from 2011 till 2014 and artistic coordinator of the Atlas Lab from 2011 till 2016. Since 2011 he is artistic coordinator of the Composers’ Festival Amsterdam of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In 2014 he co-founded the Amsterdam-based company I/O, together with a team of artists of various backgrounds, focused on the creation of interdisciplinary performances. He has been collaborating as a composer, stage director and performer with music ensembles and theatre companies in Europe, Asia and North America. 

 

Festivals
2018 Gaudemus Muziekweek, crossover performance by I/O, NL
2017 November Music, performance installation by I/O, NL
2017 Gaudemus Muziekweek, performance installation by I/O, NL
2017 Gaudeamus Muziekweek, music theatre platform RE-FUSE, NL
2016 Gaudeamus Muziekweek, performed by Looptail, NL
2016 Opera Forward Festival, music theatre platform RE-FUSE, NL
2015 Mediterranea 17 – Young Artists Biennale, Greek entry, IT
2014 Innovations en concert, Gaudeamus-Montréal, performed by 7090, CA
2013 son[UT]opias campUSCulturae, performed by the Atlas Ensemble, ES
2013 Kortrijk Festival, performed by Ensemble Genesis, BE
2013 Musica Nova Heslinki, performed by the Atlas Ensemble, FI
2012 Gaudeamus Muziekweek, performed by the Nieuw Ensemble, NL
2012 Atlas Festival, performed by the Atlas Ensemble, NL
2010 Gaudeamus Muziekweek, performed by the Nieuw Ensemble, NL