Andreas Tsiartas – PhD

Andreas Tsiartas (Cyprus) studied composition with Jörg Herchet  and Manos Tsangaris as well as electronic music with Franz Martin Olbrisch and Michael Flade, at the Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden, Germany. He graduated with distinction (Diplom Komponist) in 2010, is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition at the University of York.

In 2009 Andreas was granted the Scholarship of the Study Foundation of the German People (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) – the first of its kind to be awarded to a Cypriot composer. He has actively participated in compositional courses such as the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt, as well as in a number of seminars, master-classes and workshops by leading composers, including Beat Furrer, Rebecca Saunders, Gilles Gobeil, Bernhard Lang, Matthias Pintscher, Brian Ferneyhough and Joshua Fineberg. 
Tsiartas’ works have been performed / commissioned by such renowned ensembles and soloists as the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Studio for New Music Ensemble Moscow, Musiques Nouvelles, Rohan de Saram, Movses Pogossian, Ergon Ensemble, Johanna Vargas, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart amongst others, with premieres throughout Europe and the Americas.

In his compositions, Andreas is concerned with the application of ritual elements in the formal as well as the sonic organisation of music, and he has also been experimenting with new forms of contemporary music theatre.

Andreas holds a full scholarship from the Onassis Foundation  (2017-2020).

Supervisor: Thomas Simaku