Costas Tsougras

Composer

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COMPOSITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

ORCHESTRA

"
Associations", for large orchestra (1998)
Performances: 16-12-1998, Ceremony Hall of the A.U.Th, Thessaloniki Municipal Symphony Orchestra, director: Christos Mitsakis
7-11-2004, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, director: Karolos Trikolidis

"
Lament for G.H.", for orchestra (2015)
[dedicated to the memory of George Hadjinikos (1923-2015)]
Performances: 23-1-2016, "Solon Michaelidis" Hall, Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Symphonic Orchestra, director: Dimos Fotiadis.

CHAMBER MUSIC

"Trio for violin, cello and piano" (1992)
Performances: 12-8-1992, Vertiskos Music Festival, Stelios Tsakalidis, Christina Sidiropoulou, Yannis Stefos
20-12-1992, School of Music, A.U.Th., Antonis Sousamoglou, Yannis Stefos, Chrisi Parpara

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Metastrofi" for brass quintet (1995-1996, revised 2001)
Performances: 5-4-1998, Clapp Recital Hall, Iowa University, Iowa Brass Quintet
13-5-2002, Greek-Hellenic Union, Athens, Athens Brass Ensemble, director: Thanasis Zervas

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String Quartet nr. 1" (1997)
Performances: 16-10-1999, Athens Concert Hall, Patras String Quartet
1-11-2007, 42nd Dimitria, Theatre "Aneton", Thessaloniki, Th. Patsalidis, O. Giavroumis, D. Delfinopoulos, V. Davaris
14-5-2014, Greek Music Festival, Thessaloniki State Conservatory, Emilios Riadis Quartet

"
Duo for flute and piano" (2002)
The work is included in the CD "Contemporary Greek Music for Flute and Piano" by IRIDA CLASSICAL (2008), Nikolos Dimopoulos (flute), Dimitris Dimopoulos (piano).
Performances: 4-4-2004, Lamia Municipal Theatre (2nd composition competition of the "Centre for Meditarrenean Music", won 3rd prize), Nikos Nikopoulos (flute), Lito Thomou (piano).
9-8-2004, Byzantine Museum, Thessaloniki, Nikos Dimopoulos (flute), Dimitris Dimopoulos (piano)
1-11-2007, 42th Dimitria, Theatre "Aneton", Thessaloniki, Nikos Dimopoulos, Dimitris Dimopoulos
8-3-2012, Goethe Institute, Athens, Iwona Glinka, Andreas Zafiropoulos

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String Quartet nr. 2" (2003)
Performances: 5-3-2004, Athens Concert Hall, members of the Camerata, director: Theodore Antoniou
15-12-2005, Third Chamber Music Festival, EXPO Athens, Modern Quartet, won competition 1st prize
1-11-2007, 42nd Dimitria, Theatre "Aneton", Thessaloniki, Th. Patsalidis, O. Giavroumis, D. Delfinopoulos, V. Davaris
6-4-2009, Hellenic Music Festivities, Athens Concert Hall, New Hellenic Quartet

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Triptych" for viola and piano (2004)
Performances: 15-12-2004, Thessaloniki State Conservatory, Dimitris Delfinopoulos, Nikos Zafranas
1-11-2007, 42nd Dimitria, Theatre "Aneton", Thessaloniki, Dimitris Delfinopoulos, Nikos Zafranas

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Ballad" for alto saxophone and piano (2005)
The work is included in the CD "Composers and performers of the Thessaloniki State Conservatory" (2009), Theofilos Sotiriadis (sax), Nikos Kyriosoglou (piano)
Performances: 11-5-2005, Thessaloniki State Conservatory, Theofilos Sotiriadis, Christos Noulis
21-3-2007, Thessaloniki State Conservatory, Giorgos Ligeridis, Eftychia Veniota
June 2008, Thessaloniki State Conservatory, saxophone diploma concert, Nikos Diminakis, Rea Kouga
22-2-2013, Kozani Municipal Theatre, Nikos Diminakis, Vasiliki Zlatkou

"
Quasi uno Tango" for Tango Quartet (accordion, violin, piano, contrabass) (2005)
Performances: 14-12-2005, Vafopouleio Cultural Centre, Thessaloniki, Tangos a Cuatro
22-9-2006, Athens American College, Plaza Ensemble (C. Tsougras, Th. Bililis, A. Archontis, Y. Polymeneris)
23-10-2006, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Plaza Ensemble
11-2-2009, Thermi Municipal Theatre, Plaza Ensemble
14-3-2010, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Plaza Ensemble
10-5-2015, Chamber Music Festival "Sunday Mornings" of the Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Plaza Ensemble
27-3-2016, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Plaza Ensemble

"Octet" for flute, clarinet, vibraphone, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass (2006)
Performances: 4-12-2006, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, DissonArt Ensemble, director: Nikos Athineos
25-1-2008, Benaki Museum, Athens, members of the Athens State Symphony Orchestra, director: Alkis Panayotopoulos
30-3-2011, Thermi Municipal Theatre, Idée Fixe Ensemble, director: D. Dimopoulos

"
Four pieces for clarinet and piano" (2007)
Performances: 8-5-2007, Filippos Nakas Conservatory, Thessaloniki, Odysseas Karydis, Fani Karagianni
1-11-2007, 42nd Dimitria, Aneton Theatre, thessaloniki, O. Karydis, F. Karagianni
March 2009, Thessaloniki Archeological Museum, G. Kazikos, Tr. Lottis
2-4-2012, Thessaloniki State Conservatory, O. Karydis, F. Karagianni
25-7-2012, Theatre of the Society for Macedocian Studies, Thessaloniki, O. Karydis, F. Karagianni
17-2-2014, Vafopouleio Cultural Centre, Thessaloniki, O, Karydis, F. Karagianni
13-10-2015, Thessaloniki State Conservatory (Hellenic Music Festivities 2015), Od. Karydis, F. Karagianni
12-6-2015, Parnassos Music Hall, Athens (Hellenic Music Festivities 2015), Od. Karydis, F. Karagianni

"Six miniatures for twelve performers" (2008) για Fl, Ob, Cl, Fg, Hn, Trb, Perc, Vln1, Vln2, Vla, Vlc, Cb (commisioned by the Athens Concert Hall)
Performances: 13-5-2008, Athens Concert Hall, Greek Contemporary Music Ensemble, director: Theodore Antoniou

"Obsessions"
for cello and piano (2010)
Performances: 6-11-2010, Thessaloniki State Conservatory, performed as obligatory piece by the contenders of the Panhellenic Cello Competition organized by the TECHNI Society
10-6-2011, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, cello diploma concert, Ariadne Polka, Nikos Kyriosoglou
14-11-2011, Parnassos Concert Hall, Athens, Ivi Papathanassiou (cello), Kostas Chardas (piano)
28-3-2012, Thessaloniki State Conservatory, Angelos Liakakis, Titos Gouvelis
2-7-2013, Das Haus der Wissenschaft, Bremen, Germany, Lisa Malinksi (cello), Mario Grabosch (piano)
23-7-2014, 15th Festival Yannis A. Papaioannou, OSKAR Theatre, Kavala, Ivi Papathanassiou (cello), Kostas Chardas (piano)

"
Under the shadow of the butterfly" for narrator, piano, violin, clarinet, saxophone, contrabass [based on texts by Isidore Zourgos and X-Gestures by Leontios Chatzileontiades] (2012)
Performance: 10-12-2012, Thessaloniki State Conservatory, L. Totsiou, D. Chandrakis, A. Stavridis, Th. Sotiriadis, Y. Chatzis

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Cadere" for 12 pianists on 6 pianos [for the Piandaemonium Ensemble] (2013)
Performances: 27-11-2013, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Piandaemonium
29-11-2013, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Piandaemonium
13&14-12-2014, Concert Hall of the Municipal Conservatory of Larisa, Piandaemonium

"
Moods" for violin and piano (2014)
Performances: 30-4-2014, Ceremony Hall, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Dimitris Chandrakis (violin), Katerina Saketa (piano)
29-6-2016, Ceremony Hall, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Dimitris Kolonas (violin), Liana Thanassara (piano)
12-2-2017, State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Kostas Pavlakos (violin), Christina Katidou (piano)

SOLO

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Discarnation" for solo cello (1994)
Performances: 28-5-1995, New Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Dimitris Giouzelyannis
19-4-2003, Museum of Byzantine Instruments, Thessaloniki, Ivi Papathanassiou

"
12 Variations" for solo piano (1995)
The work is included in Uwe Matschke's CD "Piano Works" (works by Bach, Liszt, Tsougras) published in 2011 by the University of Macedonia
Performances: 10-2-2000, Institut für Neue Musik, Weimar, Uwe Matschke
21-2-2000, Goethe Institute, Athens, Uwe Matschke
20-11-2001, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Uwe Matschke
20-6-2002, Ν.Κ. Roerich Museum, Moscow, Uwe Matschke

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Partita" for solo clarinet or bassoon (1998)
Performances: 19-4-2003, Museum of Byzantine Instruments, Thessaloniki, Grammenos Chalkias
20-6-2003, Thessaloniki State Conservatory, clarinet diploma concert, Yannis Baliakas
26-4-2004, Art Haunt, Thessaloniki, Odysseas Karydis
14-5-2004, Clara Wieck-Schumann-Saal, Vienna, Denitsa Laffchieva
September 2003, Gaudeamus Festival, Amsterdam, Stefanie Liedke (bassoon)
1-11-2007, 42nd Dimitria, Theatre Aneton, Thessaloniki, O. Karydis

"
Sotto Voce" for solo tuba (2001)
Performances: 19-4-2003, Museum of Byzantine Instruments, Thessaloniki, Yannis Chrysochoidis
21-3-2007, Thessaloniki State Conservatory, Pavlos Georgiadis

"
Six Miniatures" for solo piano (2010)
Performances: 20-5-2010, Filippos Nakas Conservatory, Thessaloniki, Fani Karagianni
26-11-2012, Vafopouleio Cultural Centre, Thessaloniki, Stavros Laparidis
26-3-2013, Larisa Municipal Theatre, F. Karagianni
25-5-2013, Thessaloniki State Orchestra Hall, F. Karagianni
19-8-2013, Horto Festival, Pelion, F. Karagianni

"Cantus Firmus" for solo concert accordion (2011)
Performances: 19-5-2011, "K. Kydoniatis" Concert Hall, Patra, Konstantinos Raptis
23-5-2011, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, K. Raptis
1-11-2012, Concertgebouw Brugge, Belgium, An Raskin, ISCM World Music Days 2012.
6-12-2012, University of Huddersfield, UK, Konstantinos Raptis
9-12-2012, Moderne Muziek Nijmegen, Holland, An Raskin
3-6-2014, Kees van Baarenzaal, Koninglijk Conservatorium, Hague, Elisa van Kesteren (accordion diploma examination concert)
27-4-2016, 41st International Accordion Competition, Pula, Croatia, Artemis Vavatsika
13-5-2016, Eufonija Competition, Novi Sad, Serbia, Artemis Vavatsika

"Three stylistic studies based on Macedonian folk tunes"
for solo piano (2011)
Published in collective volume by the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki
Performances: 14-5-2012, Aetopouleio Cultural Centre, Athens, Titos Gouvelis
June 2012, Philippos Nakas Conservatory, Thessaloniki, piano diploma concert, Vasiliki Zlatkou
10-12-2012, Thessaloniki State Conservatory, Fani Karagianni
20-2-2015, Library of the Athens Concert Hall, Vasiliki Zlatkoy & Elesa Papakosta-Smyri
16-3-2015, Vafopouleio Cultural Center, Thessaloniki, Glykeria Koutoula
19-10-2016, Macedonian Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki, Fani Karagianni
6-2-2017, Vafopouleio Cultural Center, Fivos Filkas

VOCAL

"
Desert" for four-voice mixed choir, on poetry by Yorgos Themelis (1995)
Performance: 28-5-1995, New Conservatory of Thessaloniki, director: Yannis Grampsas

"
Erotikos Logos A΄" for four-voice mixed choir and chamber orchestra, on poetry by Yorgos Seferis (1998)
Performance: 26-6-2005, Art Concert Hall, Kozani, Orchestra and choir of the Kozani Conservatory, director: Maria Karagianni

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Two poems" for three-voice female choir and soprano solo, on poetry by Yorgos Seferis (1999)
Performance: 28-6-2002, Conference Centre of New Ionia, Volos, Youth Choir of New Ionia Conservatory, director: Yannis Grampsas

PUBLISHED WORKS

The "Duo for flute and piano" (Nikos Dimopoulos, Dimitris Dimopoulos) was published in the CD "Contemporary Greek Music for Flute and Piano" (IRIDA CLASSICAL, 2008)

The "Ballad" for alto saxophone and piano (Theofilos Sotiriadis, Nikos Kyriosoglou) was published in the CD "Composers and performers of the Thessaloniki State Conservatory" (2009)

The "12 Variations" for solo piano (Uwe Matschke) was published in the CD "Piano Works" (works by Bach, Liszt and Tsougras) by the University of Macedonia (2011)

The "Three stylistic studies based on Macedonian folk tunes" for solo piano was published in a collective volume entitled "Piano pieces in the memory of Mary Papadopoulou" by the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki (2012)

To be published by POLYTROPO (Thessaloniki): CD with eight chamber music works (1st and 2nd string quartets, octet, 6 miniatures for piano, 4 pieces for clarinet, Cantus Firmus for accordion, Partita for clarinet, Ballad for sax and piano).