Discovering Young Composers of Europe: York Postgraduate Composer a finalist

Posted on 4 March 2019

Andreas Tsiartas, a PhD student in his 2nd year, is a finalist of DYCE competition (Discovering Young Composers of Europe).

The aim of the competition is to select 12 composers (3 composers from each of the four ‘regions' of Europe (North, South, East and West respectively) to participate in the final round on April 28th, 2019.

Four different ensembles will perform the 12 compositions on the same day in four European cities (Milan, Oslo, Tallinn and Seville) and all concerts will be broadcast live.  Four winners of the final round will be commissioned to write a new piece for 2020, which will be disseminated throughout Europe in 2020/ 21. 

Andreas’ composition PNOÉ for Chamber Ensemble will be performed in Oslo by Norway’s leading group of contemporary music Cikada Ensemble. This piece was given its premiere recently by the prestigious group Ensemble Modern of Munich.

Andreas Tsiartas studied at the Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden, Germany. He graduated with distinction (Diplom Komponist) in 2010, and is currently in his 2nd year for a PhD in Composition at the University of York supervised by Thomas Simaku.