Argyro Christodulides

(born in 1982, in Nicosia, Cyprus). She began studying piano at the age of six and theory of music at the age of ten. In the year 2001 she was offered a place to study composition with professors Alessandro Timossi and Julian Philips, at the renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where she graduated in 2005. Along with composition and piano performances she studied orchestration and conducting with Alan Hazeldine and arrangement with Simon Wills. Since 2005 Argyro has been working as a freelance composer. Her works include music for orchestras (small and large ensemble), contemporary operas, music for theatre productions and TV advertising productions (Cyprus, Denmark, US). As a pianist and composer she also performs regularly at various concert halls in Cyprus and abroad.
Selected works: Music for awarded films The Palace (by producer and director Anthony Maras); Music for the National Geographic's 3D Games (for Ps, Wii and X bOX platforms); Music for European Union documentaries award winning animations; Music for Orchestra: Lefkosia (Nicosia) April 2008, work for two pianos and percussion, performed at the 'Black Box' hall in Munich (Germany); Candles/ The city /Far away Distinction award for three songs (music composition and adaptation on three poems by renowned Greek poet Constantine Kavafi) May 2007, performed at the European Union celebrations (Literary Marathon) in Athens (Greece), 'Synaesthetico' one movement piano concerto (for solo piano & chamber orchestra) April 2006, performed in Nicosia by the Cyprus State Orchestra (Cyprus); Ilarion work for symphonic orchestra, performed in London by the Guildhall School orchestra (U.K.); Syrtos, Kommos, Symposium' three short pieced for solo oboe and piano performed in London in 2005, in February 2007 in Nicosia; Stichomythia 2007 work for chamber orchestra, performed in Stratford upon Avon by the Orchestra of the Swan (U.K.); Echoes from Bellapaix abbey work for string quartet, performed in London 2004, in Nicosia 2006.