Christos Ntovas (b. 1989) (DK)
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1989, Christos studied Music Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue-Orchestration and Piano at the Macedonian Conservatory of Thessaloniki, he studied Music Composition with Prof. Christos Samaras at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and graduated in 2013. Since then, he has been living in Copenhagen and studying for his Masters degree in Music Composition at MalmÃ¶ Academy of Music with Prof. Luca Francesconi. He has won several prizes, was a finalist in the Uppsala Composer Competition 2014 and represented Denmark at UNM festival 2014.
Thalassographia means sketch/painting of the sea in Greek. Thalassa is the most ancient Greek word for sea (from Homer till now). This piece is an effort to describe the various sea states (heavy sea, tide, etc.) and is influenced by my fatherâ€™s sea paintings.