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Tania Giannouli

Tania Giannouli studied piano (Soloist Diploma with honours and 2nd Prize), Advanced Theory and Composition (Diploma with distinction and 1st Prize), at the Athenaeum and Orfeion conservatories. Her main area of interest is mixed-media, and she is frequently engaged (both as a performer and composer) in projects that combine music with visuals, text and speech. Her music for theatre, film and video has been performed at festivals, galleries, Biennales and museums throughout the world (notably in Greece, France, Germany, Iran, Romania, Bosnia, Italy, Ukraine, Switzerland, Bulgaria, UK, USA, Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, Spain, Lithuania, Kenya, Morocco, China, Poland, India, Cuba, Mexico, Israel, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil). She has collaborated with several award-winning video artists and filmmakers, including Istvan Horkay, Roland Quelven, Isabel Perez del Pulgar, Guillaume Baychelier, and Marcantonio Lunardi.

Improvisation plays a major part in her musical life. She is a founder member of the groups 4+1 and Schema Ensemble, performing with the latter at the Synch international electronic music festival in 2010. A collaboration with Portuguese wind player and improviser Paulo Chagas resulted in her debut release on Rattle in 2012. Forest Stories received wide international acclaim and was included in many “best of 2013” lists in the Greek music media. In 2014 she formed the Tania Giannouli Ensemble, which premiered at the Syros Jazz festival that year, and with whom she recorded her second album Transcendence. The album was launched in May 2015 at Onassis Cultural Center, Athens.

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