BIOGRAPHY

Spiros Mazis was born in Greece.

He holds Degree in Composition with Distinction and First Prize from Athens, with Iannis Ioannidis and PhD  in Music 

Composition with Thomas Simaku at York University, England.

He attended composition seminars with Theodore Antoniou and Iannis Xenakis in Greece and Tristan Murail and Marco Stroppa in Hungary. He also attended Computer and Electronic Music seminars, with David Waxman and Andrea Szigetvari.

Fourteen of his works have been distinguished in composition contests:

“Barrier” for 15 musicians, in the competition of the “House of Fine Arts and Letters”

in Athens, 1987, “With the stream of the Nile” for solo piano, at the International

Composition Competition of Paris Concours de Composition Prix Voya Toncitch,

1987, “Pindar’s Hymns” for lyric soprano, mixed choir and orchestra in the “Musical

Olympics” competition 2004. Also, “Phlyax“ for solo cello was selected and performed

by Rohan de Saram (cellist in Arditti Quartet), “Ouk Estin Piston Ouden”, for seven

performers and “Ialemos” for solo Horn were selected and performed by Chimera

ensemble, and “Gazing into Infinity” for string quartet was selected by the Kreutzer

Quartet at the University of York. “Ten Dimensions AEB160” was selected and

recorded for the “Orchestral Masters vol.1” CD, from the Ablaze Records Company in USA, and “Kelados” for flute

and clarinet was recorded for the Orchestral Masters Vol.5 CD. “Seven Pictures” for piano and “A leaf” for soprano

and piano were recorded for the Corfiot Composers’ CD. “Kelados”, for flute and clarinet has been published by the

Alea publishing, USA.

Works for orchestra have been performed by:

Athens State Orchestra, Greek Orchestra of Colours, Bulgarian String Orchestra Beograska, Italian Symphony Orchestra

of Meran, American String Orchestra of Charleston, Louisiana Symphonietta, German Symphony Orchestra of Marburg, Helvetian Orchestra Santa Maria, German woodwinds orchestra from Langenargen, German Symphony Orchestra of Neckarsulm, and Bavarian Classic orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

His research is based on exploring the harmonic series and the relations among their partials with a way that he names Multiharmonic Mode or Multispectral Mode.

He has invented a system of new fingerings for microtonal intervals for brass.

He is the Director of the “Classical and Contemporary Music” Conservatory, in Athens

and member of the Greek Composers Union.

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