Spyros Syrmos, Composer, has had works presented in Greece and in the UK by several ensembles and orchestras. His work include orchestral and chamber music, opera, ballet, sound art installations and traditional music arrangements from south Italy.
Spyros was born in Athens.
He studied guitar with Kostas Grigoreas at the National Conservatory of Athens and with John Mills and Eleftheria Kotzia at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he gained the PGdip in performance.
He also had Lute lessons with Nikos Panagiotidis in Athens and Mathew Nisbet in Wales as a second study.
He continued studies in composition with Ioannis Metallinos in Athens and Peter Reynolds at the contemporary music departement of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, where he gained the PGdip in Composition.
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“He won the “Flourish Opera competition 2013”. The “Off West End” Award winning 90min opera “The Blank Canvas” with a libretto by Fay Wrixon is his debut Opera and was produced by OperaUpClose and premiered at the Kings Head Theatre in London in 31st August 2014.
After many years of studying the music of South Italy, under the motivation and supervision of his close friend Vangelis Haramis (Sociologist/musician/Unirstita di Salerno) he has arranged a large number of traditional songs and music, giving them a “nowadays” perspective as well as he has composed several pieces inspired by this music.
The group ANTIDOTUM TARANTULAE of which Spyros was a principal member, had performed often at festivals and music theaters in Greece.”
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