Versatile musician, composer, performer and dancer, her works are distinguished for their liveliness, rhythmical complexities and modal character. Being active in the broader artistic world, the multidisciplinary aspect is evident in many of her works, adding a stimulating essence to the music itself.
Born (1990) and raised in Cyprus, coming from a very musical family, Georgia was influenced from the very early years by her island’s strong cultural tradition in music and dance. She started playing the piano at the age of five, and soon discovered the art of composing through her own little piano pieces. Besides piano, she followed classes for many years in Singing, Theatre – Stage Performance and Dance.
In 2009 she started her academic studies at the Ionian University, Department of Music in Corfu, Greece. There, she studied Composition with Joseph Papadatos and Dimitra Trypani and Jazz Vocals as a minor subject. In 2011 she was granted the Erasmus scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation to study for one year at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands, where she later completed her studies, receiving the Bachelor of Music in Composition under the guidance of Jeroen D’Hoe and Caroline Ansink. Recently, in June 2016, she completed her Master’s degree in Composition at Codarts, Rotterdam, under a prestigious scholarship from the Van Beek-Donner Foundation, studying with the acclaimed composers and educators, Peter-Jan Wagemans, René Uijlenhoet, Paul van Brugge and Hans Koolmees.
Georgia’s works include pieces for chamber ensembles varying from small to large settings; several dance pieces, two short modern operas and one experimental Music Theatre piece. Besides acoustic music she is composing electronic and electroacoustic music. Her works have been performed in distinguished venues, concert halls and festivals in the Netherlands (De Doelen, Tivoli Vredenburg, Fenixloods), Germany, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Cyprus and Greece. In September 2016 she was awarded the Tera de Marez Oyens prize for her work S o c I a l I C E, during the internationally renowned Gaudeamus Festival for contemporary music in Utrecht. The prize serves as a commission for the composition of a new piece, which will be performed during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek in 2017.
Besides composing, Georgia often performs some of her own pieces but also varied repertoire as a vocalist, pianist and dancer. During the last years she is constantly active as a vocalist, being a member of the Contemporary Jazz vocal group, Caffeine, which released their first album ‘On Xmas’ in December 2015, and the SomosDos Duo, with which she performs Latin-Jazz and Spanish repertoire with the flamenco guitarist Vicente Santiago.
Furthermore, she is currently working on a research project, based on the communication between Composers and Choreographers where both sides work collaboratively through the artistic process, towards a performance; a research that she plans to continue on a Ph.D. level. Besides the research, she is writing the music for the performances and directs their procedure.