composer & pianist
Dimitri Tchesnokov is a French composer with Russian origins born in 1982. He completed his orchestration studies with Guillaume Connesson and since 1999 he entirely devotes himself to composing. He is the author of numerous works for orchestra, chorus, chamber music and solo piano pieces.
He works closely with world-renowned artists as Nicolas Bacri, Léo Warynski, Lorène de Ratuld, Nicolas Prost, Louis Castelain or the Quatuor Debussy musicians. Throughout his music, the author wishes to make art and refined music open to all public.
Dimitri Tchesnokov is also the founder of the COMPETITION - FESTIVAL of modern piano repertoire/CONCOURS-FESTIVAL répertoire pianistique moderne, that the specific aim is not only to award the pianists for their technical and musical performance, but above all to highlight their desire to support lesser-known or unknown music as well as giving themthe opportunity to perform these works in public.
Savvas Karantzias is a distinguished composer from Rhodes with multidimensional work and professor of classical guitar. He follows a journey of cultural geography and music diplomacy, representing Greece internationally in concerts, showing in the best way that a Greek with love in Art can become the lighthouse and sea of Culture.
He received his music education in A. Corelli Conservatory (Rhodes), where he is currently the Conservatory’s professor and director. He also works in the synthetic study of the sound phenomenon and the depiction of image in sound.
He is co-founder of the «European Polyphony / Polyphonie Europeenne» festival and founder of Ars Artis Organization.
His first appearance in the record industry was in 2015 in the record «Echomonologues» in collaboration with “Subways Music” Company.
He has created multiform compositions for orchestra, choir, theater, chamber music and pieces of music for solo instruments.
In 2016 he composed the music-theatrical play titled “O kiklos tou 10” [The circle of 10”] which was presented at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation and has worked with very significant actors, directors and choreographers.
n 2017 he composed the Oratorio “Theophanes the Greek” founder of the Russian iconography.
It was presented before an audience for the first time at the Cathedral Church of the Annunciation in Rhodes, and then in Istanbul.
Then the play was presented at the Collège Notre Dame de France in Paris (France) and in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow (Russia).
Then it was presented at the Bibliotheca of Alexandria (Egypt) under the auspices of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and following the invitation of the Pope and the Patriarch Theodore II’ of Alexandria and all Africa, where he was awarded with the honor of the Grand Commander of Our Lion Battalion of Alexandria.
The compositions of Savvas Karantzias have traveled the world and his works were presented by significant Greeks and foreign artists as well as by significant ensembles. In 2018 he started a long-term collaboration with the Moscow Synodal choir for whom he receives every year an order for the composition of new plays destined to be firstly presented before the Russian audience.
In 2020 he composed the Oratorio “Adrei Rublev” which was presented in Moscow (Russia) in Zaryadye Concert Hall.
During the last years he is inspired by the Estonian composer Arvo Part.
Since 2020 Savvas Karantzias is represented by MUSICENTRY and the Dutch Publishing Music House Donemus for the publications of his works.