Stratis Minakakis (b. 1979) studied composition, theory and piano performance in his native Greece, the United States, and France. His output includes work for solo, chamber, and orchestral ensembles. His music has been performed and commissioned by leading institutions and ensembles, such as the PRISM saxophone quartet, Tosiya Suzuki, and the Next Mushroom Promotion ensemble, the Arditti String Quartet, the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Ensemble Counter)induction, the Second Instrumental Unit, Ensemble I/O, the Contemporary Music Ensemble in Athens, and Princeton University. A recipient of numerous academic and artistic awards, most recently his work Aggeloi II received the 2010 Takefu International Composition Prize in the Takefu International Festival in Japan (Toshio Hosokawa, director).

Also active in the field of music theory, he has lectured in Europe and the US as well as published articles on the music of Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Gy├Ârgy Ligeti, and the Greek avant-garde. As a conductor, he has premiered several new works by contemporary composers for chamber and symphony ensembles.

Stratis Minakakis is currently a faculty member at the New England Conservatory Music Theory Department in Boston, Massachusetts.


Club Oberon in Harvard Square | May 2, 2011