Evis Sammoutis was born in Cyprus in 1979. By the age of sixteen, he had already obtained both the LRSM and his performance and teaching diploma with distinction. In 1998 he moved to England to study at university. 2006 PhD in musical composition at the University of York with Dr Thomas Simaku. Further studies at world-renowned festivals, seminars and workshops, including Darmstadt, IRCAM, Royaumont and Tanglewood as a composition fellow working with such composers as Brian Ferneyhough, Georges Aperghis, George Benjamin, Johannes Schollhorn and Augusta Read Thomas. As a composer he is acutely interested in the relationship between timbre and harmony and developing instrumental characteristics into musical substance, frequently using unorthodox playing methods to create unusual musical landscapes. A precise chronotopological positioning of every gesture, aided by technology characterises many of his highly virtuoso works.
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