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DEMIS VISVIKIS



Demis Visvikis was born in 1951 of greek origin. In his early childhood he started learning the piano with his father - himeself a pianist - and went on studyind for several years at the National Conservatory in Athens. Moreover, as he showed a talent for improvisation, he soon discovered other forms of musical expression which he practised in parallel with his school lessons.

In 1970 he settled in Paris where his greed for exploring the diverse musical tendencies urged him to experiment with various types of written, improvised and aleatoric music. Since he didn't feel attached to any of these movements he tried to perceive what unites them beyong their forms ownig to their essence. Such a deep experience lasted for a few years and made him realise he had a vocation for composing. He then felt an urge to work out the fruit of his discoveries so from 1974 until 1980 he started studying music-writing thoroughly (harmony, counterpoint, fugue, orchestration and composition) under the supervision of M. Julien Falk, composer and teacher at the main National Academy of Music in Paris (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris), he also studied conducting with M. Georges Tzipine and perfected his piano playing technique with Mrs Jeannine Lacour, Michèle Boegner et Eliane Richepin.

As soon as 1976, Demis Visvikis made up a rich list of works for piano, chamber and orchestra music. Ever since, his concerts have come to life in prestigious concert halls in Paris and other French towns. Several works have also been scheduled in different countries all over the world. As a pianist he first introduced his own pieces, but since 1990 an increasing number of instrumentalists, among whom first-class pianists, have interpreted his works, thus enabling him to devote himself more particularly to composing. Among his pieces for piano, some have been chosen as works imposed in various international competitions in which he is regularly invited to sit as a jury member.

Demis Visvikis has been the guest of different contemporary music associations and various festivals : the Festival d'Annecy, the Festival Flaine Musique (France), the Festival l'Atelier Volant, the cycle Accès Direct (Switzerland), the cycle Workshop, the cycle Music der Welt (Greece), the cycle Compositori Ellinici (Italy) etc. He has also collaborated with groups such as the French Symphony Orchestra (OSF), the Orchestre Colonne, the Symphony Orchestra of Bulgaria, the Orchestra da Camera Antonio Vivaldi, with members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Ensemble Erwartung, the Ensemble Hellénique de Musique Contemporaine and others. He was several times commissioned by different organisms like the Greek Ministry for the Arts, the French Guild of Soloist-Artists, the Teacher Training Music School of Paris (Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris) which repeatedly imposed his works in exams for higher diplomas (1990-1993-1995-1997-2000).

Since 1989, his works have been parthly published by Éditions Eschig, by Éditions Billaudot and by BG Éditions (distributed by Éditions Alphonse Leduc). Since June 2004, Demis Visvikis having created his own catalogue of printed works, has himself provided their distribution. Since 1991, he has been a permanent member of the CMF international piano competition jury and besides from 1996 to 1998 he was a member of the Artistic comittee of Universal Arts, working in a huge campaing for bringing the arts and cultures of more than eighty countries in the world closer to one another.
In January 2014 he received the regional, departmental and communal Medal of Honor of the French Republic in thankfulness of his artistic and educational action within local authorities.

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SEVERAL HALLS WHERE WORKS
HAVE BEEN PERFORMED



Albania
Akademia e Arteve / Tirana2011
Germany
Concert Hall of the Friedrich-Alexander
Universitât / Nuremberg
1998
Kursaalgebäude-Lola Montez-Saal / Staatsbad1998
Steigenberger Parkhotel / Düsseldorf2008
Armenia
Khatchatourian museum / Erevan 1994
Bulgaria
Salla Bulgaria / Sofia2003
Canada
University of Alberta (Convocation Hall) / Alberta1998
Grant Mac Ewan Community College / Edmonton 1998
Royal Conservatory of Music (Concert Hall) / Toronto 2001
Spain
Recital Hall of the Superior National School / Madrid1990
U.S.A.
Rudolph Ganz Memorial Recital Hall Roosevelt University / Chicago 2002
The Peadbody Conservatory / Baltimore 2003
Stanford University / Stanford 2003
France
Salle Pleyel / Paris 2012
Salle Cortot / Paris 19 concerts since 1986 to 2005
Salle Gaveau 1992,1993,1994
Salle Adyar 2012
Concert Hall of the City Hall of the fourth district / Paris2015
Salle de Bal of the gouvernor of Paris2013,2015
Maison de Radio-France / Paris 1989
Auditorium Francis Poulenc / Paris 1997,2000
Saint-Merry Church / Paris 2015
Saint Philippe du Roule Church - Chapelle Baltard / Paris 2015
American Church / Paris 1990
Palais de l'Unesco / Paris 1994
Maison de l'Europe / Paris 1993
CRR / Rueil-Malmaison 1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2014,2015
CRR / St-Maur-des-Fossés 1992,1993,1994,1995,2003,2004
CRR / Rouen 2001
CRD / Evry 2013
CRM / Arpajon2007, 2012, 2014
CRD / Cholet - Chapelle St. Louis2014
Concert Hall Interlude / Cholet2015
Chapelle de l'Œuvre Falret / Paris2014
Salle Osète / Toulouse2014
Château d'Annecy 1988
Auditorium Atria / Arras 1999
Salle de l'Institut / Orléans 1995
Greece
Massalias Theatre / Athens1996
Concert Hall Philippos Nakas / Athens 1997,2006,2011
Institut Goethe / Athens 2000
School of Classical and Contemporary music / Athens 2001
Greek-american Union / Athens2006
Orpheas Hall / Serres2006
St. Paul's anglican Church / Athens2006
Italy
Auditorium del Civico-Museo Revoltella / Trieste 2002
Sala Ferrero / Alessandria2007
Accademia Filarmonica / Casale2007
Theatro Communale / Alessandria2009
Latvia
Vangera Zale / Riga2001,2002,2003,2004
Opéra Concert Hall / Riga2005
Singapore
Auditorium Alliance Française / Singapore 1999
Switzerland
Superior National School / Lausanne1992,1993,1995
National School / Morges 1993
Château de la porte de Scex / Vouvry 1992
Atelier Volant / Lausanne 1995
Sion's Church / Sion 1996
Grenette Theatre / Vevey 1998
Japan
Casals Hall / Tokyo 1994
Isikawa-Ken Kyoiku Kaikan Hall / Kanazawa 1994
Hotel Prince Great Hall / Karuizawa 1994
Cultural Center / Kamagaya 1994
Cultural Center " Lilia " / Kawaguchi 1994
Korea
Superior National School / Pusan 1995





WORKS SCHEDULED IN SEVERAL COMPETITIONS



Andromède
French Musical Competition2009
Cercles
First Saxophone International Competition of Paris 1989
FNUCMU Federation1990
Competition of the Superior National School of Madrid / Spain 1990
Cinq Appels
International Competition of Vocal Art / Paris2014,2015
Danse Hermétique
Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Competition1993
Great International Piano Competition 1994,1995
Steinway-Paris Piano Competition for young talents 1994
Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche Piano Competition 1996
French Musical Competition1995,1999
Étincelle
Steinway-Paris Piano Competition for young talents1992
French Musical Competition 1994,1995,1998,2005
Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche Piano Competition1994
Étude N°1
French Musical Competition2009,2010
La Licorne
French Musical Competition2015
L'Aigle
French Musical Competition2007,2015
Le Cygne
French Musical Competition2008
Mondes Irisés
Adolphe Sax International Competition2002
Competition of the National Conservatory of Toulouse2006
CRR / Rueil-Malmaison2009
Offrandes
French Musical Competition2008
Orion
French Musical Competition2006
Pégase
French Musical Competition2005
Persée
French Musical Competition2006,2015,2016
Pluie de Cloches
French Musical Competition2007,2015,2016
Prélude N°1
Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Competition2000
French Musical Competition1999,2000,2004,2012
Prélude N°2
Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Competition2000
Prélude N°3
Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Competition1997
Great International Piano Competition1998
French Musical Competition 1998,1999,2004,2012,2013,2014
Prélude N°4
Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Competition1997
Prélude N°5
Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Competition1995
Great International Piano Competition1996
French Musical Competition1996,1997,2000
Prélude N°6
French Musical Competition 2002
Prélude N°7
Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Competition1995
French Musical Competition1996,1997
Prélude de Cristal
French Musical Competition2001
Rayon I
Great International Piano Competition1991
French Musical Competition1992,1993
Rayon VII
Great International Piano Competition1991,1995
French Musical Competition1992,1993,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2004,2012,2013,2014
UFAM1993
Rayon XII
French Musical Competition2003
Triangles Ailés
Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Competition1990
Great International Piano Competition1991
French Musical Competition 1992,1993,1995,1996,1997,1998,
2000,2002,2003,2004,2011,2013,2014
Euroregion International Piano Competition 1999


 
 

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