George Christofi (b.1983) is a Cypriot composer currently based in the UK. As an SPNM (Society for the Promotion of New Music)
shortlisted composer had the chance, after a National competition, to have his music included in the British ISCM section shortlist twice.
Since 2006, and for three times successively, he has been selected as an active participant at the ACANTHES Composition Workshop in Metz (France)
and Mons (Belgium) where he attended classes by Aperghis, Hosokawa, Neuwirth, Pesson, Boesmans, Sciarrino, Reverdy and Nieder.
In 2007, he was a fellow at the 18th Composition Course - Voix Nouvelles of the Fondation Royaumont in Paris and had lessons with Brian Ferneyhough,
Daniel D'Adamo and Thierry Blondeau. Also, in 2008, George completed an IRCAM ACADEMY course in Glasgow.
George's music has been performed in Belgium, England, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Korea, Spain and broadcast by the BBC Radio 3.
Events and Festivals where his music was played include: the 'Clarinet baix i electronica' by PHONOS-FUNDACIO MUSICA CONTEMPORANIA (Spain),
the International Music Festival Heidelberger 'Fruehling 2007' (Germany), the 'Attention Musiques Fraiches ! 2008' Festival (Belgium),
the Seoul International Computer Music Festival (Korea) among others. Soloists and ensembles that played his works include: the Bass Clarinet
player Harry Sparnaay, Cellist Rohan de Saram, Prodromos Symeonides (Piano), Xie Ya-ou (Piano),Eric Chartier (percussion), Pascal Pons (perc.),
GEMINI Ensemble, Jeunes Voix du Rhin, Ensemble 360, Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Ensemble 10/10, Orchestre National de Lorraine, The Endymion,
The Kreutzer Quartet,Ensemble Cairn among others.Current projects include a commission for the Ensemble SHADOW PLAY (Peter Furniss, Michael Robin,
and Sarah Nicolls).
George completed his Undergraduate studies at the University of Hull with a First Class Honours winning a prize for his high results and academic excellence.
After finishing his Masters in Composition with Distinction at the University of York, he is currently continuing his studies there being a PhD candidate under
the supervision of Thomas Simaku.
More details at: www.georgechristofi.com