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Antonis Anissegos

Country of origin: Greece
Birthday: 1970

About Antonis Anissegos

Antonis Anissegos (born in Thessaloniki in 1970) began his piano studies at the age of seven. In 1991, he received a piano diploma from the Thessaloniki State Conservatory (having studied with Eleni Xenariou). Further studies followed with Attila László (piano) and György Orban (composition) at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest and with Kurt Schwertzig (composition) at the Music Hochschule in Vienna. Anissegos also attended the Music Hochschule in Cologne, where he studied with Krzysztof Meyer (composition) and John Taylor (jazz piano) before receiving a composition diploma in 1997. From 1998 to 2002, he studied composition with Walter Zimmermann at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

Anissegos has participated in master classes under György Ligeti, Zoltán Kocsis, Imre Rohnmann, Pierre Laurent-Aimard, György Kurtág, and Lev Vlassenko. He has been awarded numerous prizes (among them the first prize in the composition competition of the Berlin Neukölln Opera in 2000, studio prizes for recordings from the Berlin Culture Senate in 2001 and 2005, and the Culture Senate’s 2002 composition prize for his work “Stirrings Still”).

His works for solo performers, his orchestral and chamber music, and his stage compositions have been performed in various European cities (by groups such as Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Piandaemonium, Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Cornucopia, Ensemble DissonArt, the Thessaloniki Orchestra, the Orchestra of Colours in Athens, the Thüringen Youth Philharmonic, and Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion).

Concerts as a performer and improvisator in Europe, Japan, Korea and Central America. Member of the European Music Project, the Ensemble Junge Musik, the trio IAMA consisting of siblings, the groups Lynx, Grix, KAYA (with the butoh dancer Yuko Kaseki), ΣΩΜΑ, ddaA, Card Castle, and best before unu (with the video artist bestbefore). Collaboration with the video artist Erika Matsunami (OIO, 2005–2009), the dance group adLibdances (2007–2011), and the theatre Thikwa. Since the summer of 2006 he has taught improvisation in the Music Village in Greece. As an electronic musician, he performs under the name of “unu”. In addition, he has released more than 40 CDs.