The Delian Academy for New Music (Greek: Δήλια Ακαδημία Νέας Μουσικής) is an international music institute located in Cyclades, Greece,[1] specializing in educational and artistic programs designed for composers and sound artists.[2] The institute is operating under the honorary presidency of composer Georges Aperghis, and takes its name from the historic island of Delos, associated with the birthplace of the Greek god Apollo and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[3]

Δήλια Ακαδημία Νέας Μουσικής
TypeMusic School
FounderAlexandros Spyrou
Honorary PresidentGeorges Aperghis



The institute was founded in 2017 by Alexandros Spyrou[4] who serves as artistic director.[5] According to him, the goal of the institute is to provide composers and sound artists with a platform to advance their musical education and engage in creative exploration.[6] Greek composer Georges Aperghis has been serving as the honorary president of the academy.[7]

In 2019, Klangforum Wien[8] and New York-based TAK ensemble participated in Delian Academy for an annual international meeting of musicians and composers.[9]



Ensembles in residence



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  2. ^ Χιονίδης, Παναγιώτης. "Δήλια Ακαδημία Νέας Μουσικής". Independent (in Greek).
  3. ^ "Delos". UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
  4. ^ "Greek showcase for "Etude for Virtual Space" | University for the Creative Arts". University for the Creative Arts - UCA.
  5. ^ "Alexandros Spyrou [Postponed] UCA Farnham". UCA | Audio Research Cluster. 13 March 2023.
  6. ^ "Delian Academy for New Music 2018 | Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung". 20 April 2019. Archived from the original on 20 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Η πολιτιστική ατζέντα της Τετάρτης". Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ (in Greek). 14 June 2017.
  8. ^ a b c "FACULTY - OutHear New Music Week".
  9. ^ "TAK Ensemble | Myconos | June 12 & 13". Kathimerini. 11 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Michael Finnissy: "Mykonos" for piano (2017)". (in Spanish). 4 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Eleni Ralli". Studies in the Arts (SINTA). 24 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Biography of Panayiotis Kokoras".
  13. ^ "Contemporary Music Lab A.U.Th | Εργαστήρι Σύγχρονης Μουσικής Α.Π.Θ. | Center for Contemporary Music, Computer Music, Performance and Composition Research | Page 2". Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 2 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Samir Odeh Tamimi".
  15. ^ "Composers' Workshop: Josh Levine".
  16. ^ "Beat Furrer will be teaching at the Delian Academy for New Music in Mykonos".
  17. ^ "Nemanja Radivojević". Studies in the Arts (SINTA). University of Bern. 24 September 2018.
  18. ^ "TAK Ensemble: In a forest / Interbeing". The Lab (organization). 20 October 2023.
  19. ^ "News Archives – ISCM – International Society for Contemporary Music". International Society for Contemporary Music.
  20. ^ "Tres académicos UACh llevarán su música a Europa y Estados Unidos – Noticias UACh" (in Spanish). Austral University of Chile.
  21. ^ "Synavlia 5: Ensemble Proxima Centauri". Delian Academy. 26 June 2021.
  22. ^ "Bera Romairone". Henri SELMER Paris (in French).