Evis Sammoutis

Evis Sammoutis is Associate Professor of Composition and Director of the Electronic Music Studios at Ithaca College, NY. He is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of the annual Pharos Arts Foundation International Contemporary Music Festival. He served as an elected Council Member on the Association Européenne des Conservatoires/Académies deMusique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) Board, and as an elected member on the IMC (International Music Council) Executive Board.  His works have been performed in more than forty countries, awarded over thirty-five compositional awards to date (such as the Royal Philharmonic Society Award, the Irino Prize, the Andres Segovia Prize and Concours Dutilleux) and were commissioned by prestigious organizations worldwide (such as the Venice Biennale, Klangspuren Festival and ARD). His music was selected for five ISCM festivals (Korea, Hong Kong, Stuttgart, Belgium, and Poland). Performers include Peter Sheppard Skærved, the Arditti Quartet, Klangforum Wien, Neue Vocalsolisten, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Ensemble Modern and the London Symphony Orchestra, among others. He holds a PhD in Music Composition from the University of York with additional studies on full scholarships as a Fellow at IRCAM, Darmstadt, Voix Nouvelles and Tanglewood. For more information please visit: www.evissammoutis.com    

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