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Nikos Kypourgos

Nikos Kypourgos was born in Athens in 1952. He studied Musical theory and modern techniques with Yiannis A. Papaioannou and at the same time Law and Political Sciences at the University of Athens. He continued his musical studies in Paris (1979-83) with a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation, at the Conservatoire, as well as alongside Max Nutts, Iannis Xenakis, etc. He also studied Ethnomusicology and Music Pedagogy.

He has written musical theater works (opera, musical, musical comedy), vocal and orchestral music, dance music and songs. He has also written music for the theater (from ancient drama to the modern repertoire), as well as for the cinema (counting up to 55 Greek and foreign feature films).

His music has been honored with many awards and distinctions both in Greece and abroad. Recent awards include: Hellenic Film Academy Award and Best Music Film Award at the Valencia Film Festival for “Tailor” (2021), Best Film Music Award at the Antalya Film Festival (2021) and Izmir Film Festival (2022) for “Kerr .”

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Nikos Kypourgos will conduct a quartet as well as singers and a choir to play a selection of his work. String quartet: Despina Vaigousis (cello), Spyros Vaigousis (piano), Lefteris Vaigousis (violin) and Nikos Lappas (wind instruments). Singers: Alexia Katsanevaki and Akis Pitsanis. Guest choir scheme: Cantilena, conducted by Giorgos Kaloutsis.

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