(b. 25 June 1971, Athens).
Greek composer, now resident in Germany, of orchestral and chamber works that have been performed throughout Europe and elsewhere.
Ms. Tzanou studied composition with Franco Donatoni at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan from 1993–98, where she graduated with high honours.
Among her honours are the Wolfgang-Amadeus-Mozart-Preis from the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (2001, for Nege [withdrawn]), the Johannes-Brahms-Preis in Hamburg (2001, for Natura poetica), the Andrzej Panufnik Prize in Kraków (2001, for Triptyque I), the Günter-Bialas-Preis in Munich (2002, for Quintus I), the Prize of the Greek Critics Union of Drama and Music in Athens (2004), and the Förderpreis der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung in Munich (2006). Her music has been performed in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK, and the USA, including portrait concerts at the festival Begegnungen in Innsbruck (2000) and the Münchener Biennale (2004).
She has lived in Germany since 2003.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
Natura poetica, 1998–2000
Hark, the seductive wind of the mystic season, large orchestra, 2006–07
moving shapes of a wondrous spell... V, string orchestra, 2007
La Vallée a rejoint la nuit I, violin, string orchestra, 2007–08
Anagramma, bass clarinet, 1998 (also version for flute, 1998)
Triptyque I, flute, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), cello, piano, percussion, 1998
Quintus I, string quartet, 1998
Affect, violin, 1999
Deserts, clarinet, 1999
Triptyque III, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, 1999
Epígramma I, viola d'amore, live electronics, 2000
Quintus II, cello, 2000–01
moving shapes of a wondrous spell... I, flute, clarinet, trombone, harp, violin, cello, 2002–03
moving shapes of a wondrous spell... II, flute, clarinet, viola, percussion, 2004
moving shapes of a wondrous spell... III, 4 French horns, trumpet, percussion, 2004
moving shapes of a wondrous spell... IV, 12 percussion, 2005–06
La Vallée a rejoint la nuit II, cello, piano, 2008
La Vallée a rejoint la nuit III, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 2008
La Vallée a rejoint la nuit IV, oboe, piano, 2008
La Vallée a rejoint la nuit V, piano, vibraphone (+ marimba), 2008