Michail Travlos

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An award wining composer, Michail Travlos was born on 7th of July 1950 in Piraeus, Greece. 

He started his musical studies at Athens National Conservatory in 1970 with Michalis Vourtsis. In 1975 he was accepted in the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, where he studied composition with Isang Yun. 

He obtained his diploma in Music Composition in 1980. 

 

He lives in Pireaus as an independent composer and professor of theory and composition. 

He taught at the Hellenic Conservatory (1980-1982), the Contemporary Conservatory (1987-1996) and at the "Nikos Skalkotas" Conservatory (1982-2014) where he was also artistic director (1989-2014).


 

From 2015 he teaches music theory and composition at his RESIDENTIAL STUDIO in Piraeus and at the Conservatory of Modern Art in Anavissos, Greece.

He currently divides his time between his family home Piraeus and Kwidzyn.

 

He has written music for large and small ensembles, for solo instruments, as well as chamber opera and concertos for solo instruments and orchestra. His works have been performed in many countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Spain, England, the Netherlands. 

 

His works were chosen twice by Gaudeamus Foundation to be performed in the International Gaudeamus Music Week in the Netherlands, in 1978 the work Seven Happenings for 8 players (1977) and in 1984 Motivic Variations for solo cello (1983), respectively. In 1985 the International Society of Contemporary Music, ISCM included his award winning orchestral work Prisma (1979-1980) for the International Music Days.

 

The works of Michail Travlos have been recorded extensively and appear on a dozen CDs available on the European and US labels such as Sarton, Ablaze, Lyra, Tar, Dna, El Culto/ClassXX and others. In 2017 his album PROGRESSIONS won theGlobal Music Award - Gold Triple Medal - Awards of Excellence (Composer, Flautist and Album) and in 2018 was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards - ICMA 2018 (Contemporary Music) and won the Akademia Music Awards - Music Award of Excellence (Composer, Flautist and Album) and the CLOUZINE International Music Awards Fall 2018 (Best Contemporary Album).

 

In 2019, his album NIGHT VISIONS won the Global Music Award - Gold Triple Medal - Awards of Excellence (Composer/Composition, New Release and Album), the CLOUZINE International Music Awards Spring 2020 (Best Contemporary Album) , was chosen Best of Best Top Albums 2019 (JANUARY , 2020) by Global Music Award and was nominated for the 18th Annual Independent Music awards (Contemporary classical), (APRIL - 2020).

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

1st Prize: International Composers' Competition, Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) in Belgrade, for his work Eniwetock for Symphony Orchestra(1979). 

 

1st Prize: International Composers' Competition, in Stuttgart, for his string quartet Metathesis (1979). 

 

Prize: Competition of Hellenic Ministry of Culture, for his string quartet Metathesis (1979). 

 

Prince Pierre of Monaco Music Composition Award (Prince Pierre Foundation), for his orchestral work Πρίσμα (Prisma) (1981). 

 

Prize: Competition of Hellenic Ministry of Culture, for his orchestral work Πρίσμα (Prisma) (1982). 

 

Prize: Competition of the Municipality of Athens, for his ballet Adventures of Ulysses (1991).

 

Global Music Award - Gold Triple Medal - Awards of Excellence (Composer, Flautist and Album) (2017).

 

IBLA Grand Prize Competition - Most Distinguished Artist Prize & Special Mention (2017). 

 

Nomination for the International Classical Music Awards - ICMA (Contemporary Music) (2018).

 

The Akademia Music Awards - Music Award of Excellence (Composer, Flautist and Album) (2018).

 

CLOUZINE International Music Awards Fall 2018 (Best Contemporary Album).

 

Global Music Award - Gold Triple Medal - Awards of Excellence (Composer/ Composition, New release and Album) (2019).

 

CLOUZINE International Music Awards Spring 2020 (Best Contemporary Album).

 

Global Music Awards - NIGHT VISIONS was chosen Best of Best Top Albums 2019 (JANUARY , 2020).

 

Nomination for the 18th Annual Independent Music awards (Contemporary classical), (2020).

 

CLOUZINE International Music Awards Autumn 2020 (Best Contemporary Album).

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Instrumental Music


Patch Works for String Quartet (2021)
Three Moods for Sax Quartet (2020)
A Short Dialogue for Flute and Bass Clarinet (2020)
Three Short Pieces for Piano and small Percussion (performed by one player) (2019)
Two Diptychs for Flute, Cello and Piano (2019)
Night Walk in the Woods for Alto Flute (2018)
Twenty One Concert Studies for Piano (2018)
Paradise Bird for Flute Solo (2018)
Five Short Jazz Studies for solo Piano (2018)
Cats of the Wilderness for Flute(s), two Guitars and Cello (2017)
Five Midnight Scenes for Flute, Clarinet in Bb (also Bass Cl.) and Vibraphone (2017)
Five Polish Dreamscapes "Concertante" for Four Flutes and String Orchestra. (2017)
Seven Short Pieces for String Quartet for String Quartet (2017)
Five Birds of the Wild Forest Five, one minute long pieces, for flute solo (2016)
Four Fairy Tales for Orchestra (2016)
DEDICATION for Flute and Bass Clarinet (2015)
Two Light Happenings Sunrise Sunset "Concertante" for Flute and String Orchestra (2015)
Progressions for Solo Flute (2014)
Forest bird Arias five short pieces for solo Flute in C, Piccolo,Alto Flute in G and Bass Flute (2013)
Duetti for flute and piano (2013)
Triple Concerto for Violin, Harp, Vibraphone and Symphony Orchestra (2012)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (2010)
Three Happenings for Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano. (2006)
Four Sea Watercolours for Plucked String Orchestra (2005)
Black-Red for Alto Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Violin, Cello and Piano (2003)
CONCERTO for two Pianos and Orchestra (1995)
Ballads of the Sea for Mezzo Soprano or Alto, Flute and Piano. (1993)
The Garden of Miracles a musical journey in five scenes for flute, french horn, bassoon two percussion players and piano. (1993)
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Cello Concerto (1991)
Proportions for Cello and Piano (1989)
Variations for Chamber Ensemble (1989)
Echoes for Flute, Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, Violin and Cello (1988)
Progressions 2 for Guitar Solo (1986)
Study for Guitar solo (1986)
ARIA for Violin Solo (1982)
Events for Chamber Ensemble (1977)
Seven Happenings for eight musicians (1974)

String Orchestra


Chopin Revived Sixteen works arranged for flute and string orchestra by Michail Travlos (2018)
Fluido four Pictures for String Orchestra (1999)

Concerto


Five Polish Dreamscapes "Concertante" for Four Flutes and String Orchestra. (2017)
Two Light Happenings Sunrise Sunset "Concertante" for Flute and String Orchestra (2015)
Triple Concerto for Violin, Harp, Vibraphone and Symphony Orchestra (2012)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (2010)
CONCERTO for two Pianos and Orchestra (1995)
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Cello Concerto (1991)

Orchestral Music


Chopin Revived Sixteen works arranged for flute and string orchestra by Michail Travlos (2018)
Four Fairy Tales for Orchestra (2016)
Symphonia Retro for Symphony Orchestra (2015)
Ulysse's Adventures for Symphony Orchestra (2001)
Fluido four Pictures for String Orchestra (1999)
Ouverture Romantica Contemporanea for Symphony Orchestra (1996)
The Old Tower for Symphony Orchestra (1990)
ENIWETOK for Symphony Orchestra (1977)

Solo Instrument


Five Birds of the Wild Forest Five, one minute long pieces, for flute solo (2016)

Symphony Orchestra


Symphonia Retro for Symphony Orchestra (2015)
Ulysse's Adventures for Symphony Orchestra (2001)
Ouverture Romantica Contemporanea for Symphony Orchestra (1996)
The Old Tower for Symphony Orchestra (1990)
ENIWETOK for Symphony Orchestra (1977)

Opera


The Lighthouse a chamber Opera in one Act (three Scenes) (1986)
Ulysse's Adventures for Symphony Orchestra (2001)
A Short Dialogue for Flute and Bass Clarinet (2020)
ARIA for Violin Solo (1982)
Ballads of the Sea for Mezzo Soprano or Alto, Flute and Piano. (1993)
Black-Red for Alto Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Violin, Cello and Piano (2003)
Cats of the Wilderness for Flute(s), two Guitars and Cello (2017)
Chopin Revived Sixteen works arranged for flute and string orchestra by Michail Travlos (2018)
CONCERTO for two Pianos and Orchestra (1995)
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Cello Concerto (1991)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (2010)
DEDICATION for Flute and Bass Clarinet (2015)
Duetti for flute and piano (2013)
Echoes for Flute, Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, Violin and Cello (1988)
ENIWETOK for Symphony Orchestra (1977)
Events for Chamber Ensemble (1977)
Five Birds of the Wild Forest Five, one minute long pieces, for flute solo (2016)
Five Midnight Scenes for Flute, Clarinet in Bb (also Bass Cl.) and Vibraphone (2017)
Five Polish Dreamscapes "Concertante" for Four Flutes and String Orchestra. (2017)
Five Short Jazz Studies for solo Piano (2018)
Fluido four Pictures for String Orchestra (1999)
Forest bird Arias five short pieces for solo Flute in C, Piccolo,Alto Flute in G and Bass Flute (2013)
Four Fairy Tales for Orchestra (2016)
Four Sea Watercolours for Plucked String Orchestra (2005)
Night Walk in the Woods for Alto Flute (2018)
Ouverture Romantica Contemporanea for Symphony Orchestra (1996)
Paradise Bird for Flute Solo (2018)
Patch Works for String Quartet (2021)
Progressions for Solo Flute (2014)
Progressions 2 for Guitar Solo (1986)
Proportions for Cello and Piano (1989)
Seven Happenings for eight musicians (1974)
Seven Short Pieces for String Quartet for String Quartet (2017)
Study for Guitar solo (1986)
Symphonia Retro for Symphony Orchestra (2015)
The Garden of Miracles a musical journey in five scenes for flute, french horn, bassoon two percussion players and piano. (1993)
The Lighthouse a chamber Opera in one Act (three Scenes) (1986)
The Old Tower for Symphony Orchestra (1990)
Three Happenings for Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano. (2006)
Three Moods for Sax Quartet (2020)
Three Short Pieces for Piano and small Percussion (performed by one player) (2019)
Triple Concerto for Violin, Harp, Vibraphone and Symphony Orchestra (2012)
Twenty One Concert Studies for Piano (2018)
Two Diptychs for Flute, Cello and Piano (2019)
Two Light Happenings Sunrise Sunset "Concertante" for Flute and String Orchestra (2015)
Variations for Chamber Ensemble (1989)