Andys Skordis was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1983. He left Cyprus at the age of 20 and has been living abroad ever since. He graduated from Berklee College of Music where he studied composition and film scoring, and pursued his post-graduate studies in composition with Richard Ayres and Wim Henderickx at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam. Additionally, he studied Karnatic music with Dr. Rafael Reina and Balinese Gamelan at ISI Denpasar in Bali.

As a composer he finds inspiration in the primordial human nature, which is reflected through a contemporary methodology in his compositions. His recent works find stimulation from ceremonial and mystical happenings from around the world, and from his personal experiences. These incentives are expressed as a representation of a contemporary ritual characterized by tension and mysticism in his music.

Andys has composed over fifty compositions, comprising mostly of opera, orchestral and chamber music, vocal works, gamelan pieces as well as music for theatre, dance and short films. His music has been performed worldwide in festivals and concerts of contemporary music such as the Holland Festival (NL), Gaudeamus Muziekweek (NL), Bali Arts Festival (IN), Review of composers (RS), Unsafe and Sounds (AT), ACC symphony for Asia (KOR), International forum for New Music “Manuel Enriquez” (MX), and more. His music has been performed both by professional ensembles and amateur groups which he conducted. Additionally, he has been awarded with various prizes including the Buma Toonzetters Prize 2012, awarding his music with the best contemporary composition for that year in The Netherlands, and more.


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