Georges Aperghis

Zesses Seglias

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Zesses Seglias was born in Greece in 1984, where he started his music education with J. Gouranis.

He pursued studies in Composition and Music Theatre with Dr. Michalis Lapidakis at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2002 – 2008, Bachelor Degree) and with Beat Furrer at the University for Music and Performing Arts of Graz, Austria (2009 – 2011, Masters Degree). ?
He is currently a PhD candidate at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, under the supervision of Dr. Dimitris Papageorgiou. ?
Zesses Seglias has attended numerous master classes (Darmstadt Summer Academy 2010, Centre Acanthes 2011, Impuls Academy 2011, Tschaikovsky Academy 2012) with G. Aperghis, P. Billone, G. F. Haas, C. Czernowin, ?. Andre, M. Stroppa, Ph. Hurel, K. Lang P. Ablinger among others.?
His pieces have been performed in various cities in 10 countries by various ensembles and performers, such as D. Michel-Dansac, P.-S. Meuge, Er. Theodorakis, MCME (Ru), the DissonArt Ensemble (Gr), the Helsinki Chamber Choir (Fi), Ensemble Cairn (F) and others. ?
In July 2012 he was awarded with the 1st prize at the International Einojuhani Rautavaara Chamber Choir Composition Workshop and Competition 2012 and was also prenominated for the Impuls Competition.?
All of his studies have been funded by Greek Foundations, such as the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), the Onassis Foundation and the Greek Composers Union.?
Next projects include a new commission for the Helsinki Chamber Choir, as well as for the swiss duo UMS ‘n’ JIP, and a performance of his latest music theatre piece "hystéra" in Graz under the baton of Beat Furrer.