ABOUT SAVVAS KARANTZIAS
SAVVAS KARANTZIAS : Composer, Director of Conservatory A.Corelli, Artistic Co-director of the Festival "European Polyphony / Polyphonie Europeenne"& Founder of Ars Artis Company
Savvas Karantzias (1981 – )
He received his music education in A. Corelli Conservatory (Rhodes), where he is currently the Conservatory’s professor and director. He also works in the synthetic study of the sound phenomenon and the depiction of image in sound.
He is cofounder of the «European Polyphony / Polyphonie Europeenne» festival and founder of Ars Artis Organization.
His first appearance in the record industry was in 2015 in the record «Echomonologues» in collaboration with “Subways Music” Company.
He has created multiform compositions for orchestra, choir, theater, chamber music and pieces of music for solo instruments.
In 2016 he composed the music-theatrical play titled “O kiklos tou 10” [The circle of 10”] which was presented at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation and has worked with very significant actors, directors and choreographers.
In 2017 he composed the Oratorio “Theophanes the Greek” founder of the Russian iconography.
It was presented before an audience for the first time at the Cathedral Church of the Annunciation in Rhodes, and then in Istanbul.
Then the play was presented at the Collège Notre Dame de France in Paris (France) and in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow (Russia).
Then it was presented at the Bibliotheca of Alexandria (Egypt) under the auspices of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and following the invitation of the Pope and the Patriarch Theodore II’ of Alexandria and all Africa, where he was awarded with the honor of the Grand Commander of Our Lion Battalion of Alexandria.
The compositions of Savvas Karantzias have traveled the world and his works were presented by significant Greeks and foreign artists as well as by significant ensembles. In 2018 he started a long-term collaboration with the Moscow Synodal choir for whom he receives every year an order for the composition of new plays destined to be firstly presented before the Russian audience.
In 2020 he composed the Oratorio “Adrei Rublev” which was presented in Moscow (Russia) in Zaryadye Concert Hall.
Since 2020 he collaborates with the intellectual rights company Musicentry and the Dutch Publishing Music House Donemus for the publications of his works.
During the last years he is inspired by the Estonian composer Arvo Part.