Vassos Nicolaou

recent/next projects:

  • Kölner Philharmonie: Überblendungen for string trio and two percussionists | musicians of the Gürzenich Orchestra

  • Beethovenfest Bonn: Feuer for cello and live electronics | Isang Enders and Experimentalstudio of the SWR Freibourg

  • Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD, Munich | The Maze (The minotaur is there) for two pianos (for the semi final of the competition)

  • Kölner Philharmonie: Beethoven in between for ensemble and electronics | Manufaktur für Aktuelle Musik, Susanne Blumenthal, cond.

  • Argentina: Switch for two trumpets for Valentin Garvie

  • CD recording: Switches for two bassoons and live electronics | Johannes Schwarz, Malte Refardt and Vassos Nicolaou

  • work for accordion

  • musica viva Munich | Concerto for piano and orchestra | Tamara Stefanovich / Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

  • work for the Moers Festival 2023 | Susanne Blumenthal, cond.

review of the concert by The Guardian. of the London premiere of several etudes for piano by Tamara Stefanovich in November 2019

the concert has been included by The Guardian in the Top 10 classical music events of 2019

Centrifugal for piano and live electronics commissioned by WDR, premiered on February 23rd 2019

at the Musik der Zeit | WDR | Cologne by Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Vassos Nicolaou

Umdichten for two MIDI keyboards and live electronics for Jonas Olsson and Sanae Yoshida

premiered in Bodø, Norway - 26.10.18

Farbenmaschinen on the new Wergo CD kreuzungen | Edition Musikfabrik

18 June 2018

British premiere of Frames by Tamara Stefanovich and Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Aldeburgh Festival

with live broadcasting by the BBC3

18 January 2018

World premiere of Chambers for ensemble and live electronics by the Ensemble LUX:NM

at the Ultraschall Festival Berlin

10 May 2017

World premiere of Frames for piano four-hands by Tamara Stefanovich and Pierre-Laurent Aimard

at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr. Further performances at Radialsystem V - Buntes Euro concert - 14 May (article at Morgenpost) and also during the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize ceremony that took place on 2 June at the Prinzregententheater in Munich.

Etudes for piano | 24.06.16 | Tamara Stefanovich | Aldeburgh Festival | Nr. 13 Teso | Nr. 14 Rebounds | Nr. 15 Tamara

The Guardian review

World premiere of Spielwechsler. Versteckt for brass quintet | 08.04.16 | Ensemble Schwerpunkt | ars nova concert series by SWR | Ravensburg

.World premiere of L.E.A.P.S. Lung Emerging Anticipatory Post Scriptum for solo horn and Redshift for chamber ensemble| 25.02.16 | Saar Berger | Ensemble Modern | Villa Massimo concert at the Martin-Gropius-Bau | Berlin

Diffusion | 17.12.15 | Ensemble Modern | Sian Edwards, conductor

Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Santa Cecilia | Rome


Portrait concert at the Villa Massimo in Rome | 02.07.15 | Etudes for Piano with Tamara Stefanovich and

Réflexions and Blueshift with Ensemble Musikfabrik conducted by Catherine Larsen-Maguire