Georgia Koumara (GR)
Georgia Koumará, born in Thessaloniki in 1991 studied Composition (M.Mus.) in Thessaloniki (A.U.TH) and Cologne (HfMT) with Johannes Schöllhorn, Michael Beil and Michalis Lapidakis , Music Theory with Kostas Siembis and Piano with Lenio Liatsou and Lilia Vaseiliadou. Master classes with a.o. G. Aperghis, F. Bedrossian, Ph. Manoury, A. Posadas, O. Neuwirth, W. Rihm, B. Ferneyhough, B. Furrer, R. Cendo, J.S. Chiong, M. Tsangaris, P. Kokkoras, J. Walsche, J.M. Lopez Lopez. S. Gevarsoni complete her musical education.
Her works have been performed on stage in Greece, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland and Great Britain and have been broadcast on Greek, Austrian and German radio.
Her music has been played by among others WDR Sinfonieorchester, Orchester der Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, IEMA Ensemble, Mosaik Ensemble, Ensemble Musikfabrik, DissonArt Ensemble, hand werk, Ensemble Platypus, Ensemble S201, Ensemble Inverspace, Leise Dröhnung, Kluster5, Ensemble ascolta, Kollektiv3:6Koeln, Kammermusik für Köln Ensemble, Lucerne Academy Alumni Ensemble, Greek Contemporary Musik Ensemble, Lynx Quartet, Schlagzeug Ensemble der TSSO as part of festivals such as Acht Brücken Festival -Musik für Köln, Wittener Tage für Kammermusik, New Talents Biennale Cologne, Lucerne Academy Festival, Musica Festival Strasbourg, Gaudeamus Musikwiek 2017, Konzerthaus Wien, ZKM Karlsruhe, ECLAT Festival Stuttgart 2018, WABE Berlin etc.
In her music she is interested in exploring the relationships that occur between conceptual, perceptual and actual measurable time, as it is formulated thought different ontological interpretations, from the process of performance and listening. Thus, by creating, developing and combining different sonic processes, she strives to achieve continuous flux and energy and intricate multi layered textures.
2010-2014 she was a member of the improvisation ensemble 6daExit which is based in Thessaloniki and as a performer and improviser she has collaborated with many artists based in Greece.
Since 2017 co-founder and composer of Kollektiv3:6Koeln, a collective ensemble with an unusual consistency of 6 musicians and 4 composers. Kollektiv3:6Koeln specialised in contemporary experimental music co-creations through communicative procedures. Emphasising in exploring alternative concert places and multifarious concert experience for its audience.
Her music is published by Edition Plante. Since 2014 She lives and works in Cologne.
Photo (C) Eirini Fountedaki