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East Coast Dive : for saxophone quartet / Georgia Nicolaou

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone
Scoring: sax-s sax-a sax-ten sax-bar

Fuego : for tenor saxophone and piano / Georgia Nicolaou

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone and keyboard instrument
Scoring: sax-t pf

SocialICE : for soprano singer and alto saxophone / Georgia Nicolaou

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and instrument(s)
Scoring: sio sax-a

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Refusing Silence / Georgia Nicolaou

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Electronic music
Scoring: electronics



Nicolaou, Georgia

Versatile musician, composer, educator and researcher, Georgia Nicolaou (1990) was born and raised in Cyprus, while based in the Netherlands for the last ten years. Coming from a musical family, Georgia was influenced from her 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 intensive classes and workshops 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 to study for one year at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands, where she later completed her studies, receiving the Bachelor of Music with Honors in Composition under the guidance of Jeroen D’Hoe and Caroline Ansink. In 2016 she completed her Master Studies in Composition at Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, guided by the acclaimed composers and educators, Peter-Jan Wagemans, René Uijlenhoet, Paul van Brugge, Hans Koolmees and Klaas de Vries. In September 2016 she was awarded with the Tera de Marez Oyens prize during the Gaudemaus Muziekweek in Utrecht.
Georgia’s 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. Her compositions vary from pieces for chamber ensembles to electronic music, as well as contemporary dance and experimental music theatre performances. Her works have been performed in prestigious contemporary music festivals, such as November Music 2018, Transit 2018, Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2016 & 2018, Operadagen Rotterdam 2019, De Parade 2019; as well as distinguished music and theatre halls in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Poland, Italy and Portugal. As a performer, she often performs with vocal and free improvisation ensembles, as well as for her own creations as a vocalist and dancer.
Furthermore, she works as a music teacher at the organisation Musica Impulscentrum in Belgium and in Rotterdam. From September 2021, she is employed as a researcher on her project entitled “Moving in Musicking: Promoting social inclusiveness for children at risk” within CORPoREAL, at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp – AP University College. She is a member of the monitoring team of the Creative Europe Project “Resilience in resonance. Teaching children at risk to play an instrument through music and movement”, coordinated by dr. Luc Nijs. Besides, she is actively involved in the research platform, SIMM – Social Impact of Making Music, attending seminars and conferences and she presented her work at the SIMM-posium 2018 in Porto and the SIMM-posium 2021 in Paris.