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Sylvia Constantinidis

Sylvia Constantinidis (born 1962) is a Venezuelan-American[1] pianist, conductor, writer, music educator and composer.

Sylvia Constantinidis
Birth name MariaSilvia Castillo Casanova Arismendi de Constantinidis [1]
Born 1962 (age 54–55)
Venezuela
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Author, Writer
Instruments Piano
Website www.sylviaconstantinidis.com

Contents

Early yearsEdit

Sylvia Constantinidis was born in Venezuela of Greek ancestry and began her study of music at an early age in Caracas. Her music teachers in Venezuela were: Blanca Estrella de Mescoli, Modesta Bor, Abraham Abreu, Alberto Grau, María Guinand, Beatriz Bilbao, Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera and Isabel Aretz. She continued her studies in Paris at the Ecole Martenot and the Sorbonne university in Paris. She worked as a pianist in Venezuela, playing with orchestras and touring, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Music [2] at the Central University of Venezuela (or Universidad Central de Venezuela, UCV, in Spanish). In the 1990s, she graduated with a Masters in Piano Performance and later obtained a second Master in Music Theory and Composition, both degrees from the University of Miami, USA.[2] She also has a Diploma of Advanced Graduate Studies in Music from Boston University, USA.[3] Later, she studied composition with Ladislav Kubík in the Czech Republic, and with Malcolm Singer in England.

CareerEdit

Constantinidis began composing at an early age, and is a prolific composer. Her music has been played and broadcast internationally. Besides grants and fellowships, she received The Music Note Award 2003[3] for her three children's operas and the ASCAP Plus Award for Concert Music in 2009 and 2010. She is active as a conductor of youth orchestra and serves as artistic director of the Omorfia Contemporary Ensemble and the Southeast Composers Chamber Orchestra. Constantinidis teaches at colleges and universities, and is an advocate for music education. She has served as President of the Southeast Chapter of NACUSA (National Association of Composers of The United States of America).[4][5]

Prizes and honorsEdit

Constantinidis list of grants, and awards include:[6][7]

  • Artist-in-residence -"Fundacion Artistas Por La Paz" -Venezuelan Foundation, 2016.[4]
  • ASCAP-PLUS award –Concert Music-, ASCAP, 2010
  • ASCAP-PLUS award –Concert Music-, ASCAP, 2009
  • International Award: ERM Media, Masterworks of the New Era Recording Series, Volume 14, Jan 2007.[8]
  • "Excellence in Teaching Practices Award", Miami Dade College, Learning Innovations, April 2007.
  • Golden Apple Grant, Miami Dade College, May 2005.[9]
  • "Dean’s List", Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 2005.
  • Scholarship: University of Miami, Music Theory and Composition Program, Fall 2004-Fall 2007.
  • "Dean's List", Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 2004.
  • Grant: The Education Fund, Opera Adventure Project Dissemination, May 2004.[10]
  • "Educator of Note Award 2003", Music Educator of the Year Award, “Ethel and W. George Kennedy Family Foundation” and the Young Patronesses of the Opera, the Florida Grand Opera. For creatively motivating and inspiring young children in the field of music education, promoting the Opera field and the creation of Three Children Operas (original composition works), 2003.[11]
  • Grant Participant, START GRANT, The Washington Department of Education. Music and Technology, Nov.2001-Jan. 2003.
  • Grant: "THE EDUCATION FUND" Opera Adventure Project Dissemination, May 2002.[12]
  • Grant, "THE EDUCATION FUND" Opera Adventure Project, Jan 2001.
  • Grant -MDCPS Conductor, String Youth Orchestra Program, Nov. 1999.
  • Artist in Residence Grant: Consejo Nacional de la Cultura CONAC, Venezuela, 1993.
  • Artist in Residence Grant: Consejo Nacional de la Cultura CONAC, Venezuela, 1992.
  • "Dean’s List", Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 1992.
  • Scholarship: "Paloma O’Shea", Santander, Spain, Piano Master Classes, 1992.
  • Scholarship: "TCU/ Cliburn Piano Institute", Fort Worth, Texas, Summer Master Classes, tuition, 1992.
  • Scholarship: "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho".,[13] Venezuela, Graduate Studies: Master, Full Tuition, 1991-1993.
  • Scholarship: "Canford Summer Music Festival", England, tuition scholarship, 1991.
  • Scholarship: "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho".,[14] Venezuela, Undergraduate studies, full tuition.

WorksEdit

Constantinidis composes for orchestra, chamber ensemble, theater and film scores. Selected works include:[15]

  • Rubi n Stone, Op. 69, for orchestra, 2009
  • Pierrot et Colombine, Op. 68, Concerto for violin, marimba and orchestra, 2009[16]
  • Bomarzo, Op. 67, Concerto for cello and orchestra, 2010
  • Schönheit, Op. 66, for piano solo, 2009
  • Fiddeling Suite, Op. 65, for string orchestra, 2010
  • Medusa, Op. 64, for flute and manipulated sources, 2009
  • Cantos de Espanha, Concerto for harpsichord and orchestra, Op. 63, 2008-9[17]
  • Nostalgia, Concerto for piano and orchestra, Op 62, 2006-9
  • Suite Apartaderos, Op. 61, for clarinet and piano, 2008
  • Suite Margaritenha, Op. 60, for clarinet and piano, 2008
  • French Songs Cycle, Op. 59, for voice and piano, 2005-9
  • Tango, Op. 55, for cello and piano, 2008
  • Retablos, Op. 54, for violin and marimba, 2007
  • Treize Études, Op. 53, for orchestra, 2006-7[18]
  • Études de Concert, Op. 52, for cello and piano, 2007[19]
  • Études de Concert, Op. 51, for piano[20]
  • Density, Op. 50, Etudes for two pianos, 2007
  • Sonatina for Joy, Op. 49, for piano, 2007
  • Alleluhia, Op. 48, for choir and orchestra, 2007
  • Prelude and Toccata, Op. 47, for piano, 2006
  • Visions, Op. 46, for Clarinet and String Quartet, 2006
  • Lunette, Op. 45, for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Marimba and Piano, 2006
  • Amaranta Suite, Op 44, for two pianos, 2006
  • Suite a Deaux, Op. 43, for cello and piano, 2005-6
  • Pochoclo, Op. 42, for oboe and clarinet, 2005
  • Macondo Poem, Op. 41, for Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon, 2005[21][22]
  • Petit Fugue, Op. 40, for String Quartet, 2005
  • Fugue a Deaux, Op. 39 for flute, two violins and Cello, 2005
  • Resonance, Op. 38, for piano solo, 2005
  • Heraclium, Op. 37, for chamber ensemble, 2006
  • Lunch Break, Op. 36, for chamber ensemble, 2006
  • Rubi & Stone, Op. 35, for flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, French horn, bassoon, 2 violins, viola and cello, 2005
  • Variations on a Twelve-Tone Row, Op. 34, for 2 flutes, clarinet in Bb, French horn and bassoon, 2005
  • Imaya's Miserere, Op. 33, for choir and orchestra, 2004
  • Scenes, Op. 32, for woodwind quintet, 2004
  • El Yaguarey, Op. 31, for clarinet in Bb, cello and piano, 2004
  • Amaranta, Op. 30, for woodwind quintet and Piano, 2004
  • Walimai, Op. 29, Symphonic Poem for orchestra, 2004
  • Rejoice, Op. 28, for flute and string orchestra, 2003
  • Christmas Jambouree, op. 27, for bells, flute and string orchestra, 2003
  • Tocatta Amazonica, Op. 26, for piano, 2003
  • Fandango, Op. 25, for orchestra, 2003
  • Dance of the Butterflies, Op. 24, for string orchestra, 2002
  • Rubi n Stone, Op. 23, for piano, 2002
  • Sunrise, Op. 22, for viola and piano, 2002
  • The First Thanks Giving, Op 21, Children Opera, 2002-3
  • Ponce de Leon, Op. 20, Children Opera, 2001-2
  • Lincoln, Op. 19, Children Opera, 2000-1
  • Music for Strings, Op. 18, for string orchestra, 2001-2
  • Suite Tipica, Op. 17, for string orchestra, 2001
  • Suite Indigena, Op. 16, for string orchestra, 2000-1
  • Spanish Rhapsodie, Op. 15, for orchestra, 2000
  • Latin Rhapsodie, Op. 14, for orchestra, 2000
  • Impressions, Op. 13, for piano solo, 1999
  • Sonatine No.1, Op. 12, for piano solo, 1999
  • Suite Infantil, Op. 11, for piano solo, 1997
  • Impresiones de Colores, Op. 10, for orchestra, 1995
  • Valses Criollos, Op. 9, for piano solo, 1990
  • Variaciones Folkloricas, Op. 8, for piano solo, 1989
  • Arreglos Corales, Op. 7, for choir, 1988
  • Piano Etudes, Op. 6, for piano solo, 1984-7
  • Misa Antigua, Op. 5, for voices, 1984-6
  • Piano Miniatures, Op. 4, for piano, 1983-5

See alsoEdit

PublicationsEdit

BooksEdit

  • Constantinidis, MariaSilvia Castillo, "Treize Etudes Pour L'Orchestre" (2008). Open Access Theses. 137.[5] Pdf. [6] Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  • Constantinidis, Sylvia (2012). "Space and Time Continuity: On My 13 Etudes Pour L'Orchestre." Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Germany. 2012 / ISBN 978-3848427086
  • "Start Method", a collection of educational materials for piano, strings, voice, solfege, music theory and ear-training.

ArticlesEdit

  • Constantinidis, Sylvia. "La Contemporaneidad en la Obra Para Piano de Antonio Estevez." Revista Cultural Carohana No. 20, June 1, 2016. Universidad Pedagogica Experimental Libertador, Barquisimeto, Venezuela. [7] Pdf. P. 46-49. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  • Constantinidis, Sylvia. "Mozart, Cervantes and The Greek Satire". Polygon. Volume 1, Issue 1. Electronic publication of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department, Miami-Dade College, Hialeah Campus, Florida, USA. January, 2006.

EditorEdit

  • Constantinidis, Sylvia. Founder & Senior Editor in Chief. "Polygon". First Issue. Volume 1, Issue 1. An electronic publication of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department, Miami-Dade College, Hialeah Campus, Florida, USA. January, 2006. [8] Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  • Constantinidis, Sylvia. Senior Editor. "ComposerUSA". NACUSA. Summer 2015.[9] Pdf. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  • Constantinidis, Sylvia. Senior Editor. "ComposerUSA". NACUSA. Summer 2016.[10] Pdf. Retrieved January 5, 2017.

WritingsEdit

  • [11]"La Literatura Pianistica de Salon de Federico S. Villena: Una Manifestacion del Eclecticismo Musical de Venezuela durante el Siglo XIX". UCV: Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela. 1987.
  • [12]"Research Recital Paper: Piano Music of Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Mignone, Prokofiev". University of Miami, May 1993.
  • "Research Paper: Musically Induced Higher Brain Functions Development", Boston University, 2008.

DiscographyEdit

1987Edit

  • "Federico S. Villena: Musica Para Piano de Salon". Pianist: Sylvia Constantinidis. UCV. Tesis "La Musica Para Piano de Salon de Federico S. Villena: Una Manifestacion del Eclecticismo Musical de Venezuela en el Siglo XIX". Caracas, Venezuela. July 1987. [13]

2007Edit

  • Work: "Macondo Poems" for Woodwind Quintet by Sylvia Constantinidis. CD: "Masterworks yof The New Era Vol.14", ERM Media Label. Jan 2007.[14] [15]

2012Edit

  • "Sylvia Par Elle-Même" CD of Piano Music composed and performed by Sylvia Constantinidis. Guinima Media Label. USA, 2012.[16]

2013Edit

  • "Venezuela XIX: Danzas. Musica Para Piano de Salon". Pianist: Sylvia Constantinidis. Coleccion Latinoamericana. Guinima Media Label. USA, 2013.[17]

2015Edit

  • Work: "Visions" for Chamber Orchestra, Prepared Digital SoundTrack and Alleatory Audience Participation by Sylvia Constantinidis. Recorded live at the "Flamingo International Festival of Contemporary Music 2010" with the "Secco Sinfonietta" conducted by Sylvia Constantinidis. CD: "Synthesis No. 2." by Urban Arts Berlin Label. Berlin, Germany. 2015.[18]

2016Edit

  • "Song of Peace". A CD of LatinAmerican Classical Piano Music. Pianist Sylvia Constantinidis. Fundacion Artistas por La Paz. Guinima Media Label. USA. 2016.[19]
  • "Alberto Ginastera Centennial". Pianist: Sylvia Constantinidis. XIX Festival Latinoamericano de Musica Contemporanea -Sponsor-. Guinima Media Label. USA.2016.[20]

LecturesEdit

  • "The Opera Adventure" 12Th Annual Impact II Idea Expo Conference: Ideas for Educators". The Education Fund. Miami, USA. Nov. 3, 2001.
  • [21] "The Opera Adventure".13Th Annual Impact II Idea Expo Conference: Ideas for Educators. The Education Fund. Miami, USA. Nov. 9, 2002. Retrieved Jan 7, 2017.
  • [22]"The Opera Adventure: Integrating Opera in the Classroom. A Multidisciplinary Approach". Young Patronesses of the Opera/ MDCPS: Annual Conference-Workshop for Music Educators". Miami, USA. Oct. 2002. Retrieved Jan 7, 2017.
  • "Hispanic Art & Music of the XIX and XX Century". International Festival of The Arts. Miami Dade College. USA. Nov. 2, 2004.
  • "Culture and Culture Shock". Miami Dade College. USA. Feb. 8, 2005.
  • "Jews Artists: Life, Work and Survival During World War ll" Holocaust Remembrance Week Series. Miami Dade College. USA. March 28–31, 2005.
  • "I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Poetry and Writings from the Concentration Camps". Holocaust Remembrance Week Series. Miami Dade College. USA. April 13, 2005.
  • "Ethiopian Jewry". Lecture followed by concert by the 'Bahalachin Tradition Ensemble' from Ethiopia. Miami Dade College. USA. Sept. 15, 2005.
  • "Music of the United States". Constitution Day Series. Miami Dade College. USA. Sept. 22, 2005.
  • "Latin American Visual Arts and Classical Music". Hispanic Heritage Month. Miami Dade College. Oct. 18, 2005
  • "What Is Culture?". MDC International Festival of The Arts. Miami Dade College. USA. Nov. 7, 2005.
  • "The Aesthetics of Western Art and Music". MDC International Festival of The Arts. Miami Dade College. USA. Nov. 8, 2005.
  • "LatinAmerican Modern Art". MDC International Festival of The Arts. Miami Dade College. USA. Nov. 10, 2005.
  • [23]"African-American Women Musicians". Black History Month Series. Miami Dade College. Miami, USA. Feb 21, 2006. Retrieved Jan. 23, 2017.
  • [24]"Jazz Roots". Black History Month Series. Miami Dade College. Miami, USA. Feb 27, 2006. Retrieved Jan. 23, 2017.
  • [25]"Learning about Global Citizenship: An Approach for The Humanities, Music and The Fine Arts Curriculum". Miami Dade College Conference Day. Miami, USA. March 2, 2006. Retrieved Jan. 23, 2017.
  • [26]"The Mural Project: Applied Arts in the Humanities Curriculum".Miami Dade College Conference Day. Miami, USA. March 2, 2006. Retrieved Jan. 23, 2017.
  • "Latin-American Women Composers: Lecture-Recital". MDC Women's History Month. Miami Dade College. USA. March 30, 2006.
  • "Macondo Poems: A Portrait of Surrealism and Descriptive Nationalism in Contemporary Music". Prague Conservatory of Music. Czech Republic. July 9, 2006.
  • [27]"Piano Latinoamericano : Lecture Recital". College of Music Society National Conference. CMS Fund. San Antonio, Texas, USA. Sept. 2006.
  • "Hispanic Women in Music: Lecture Recital". Hispanic Heritage Month. Miami Dade College. USA. Oct. 17 & 18, 2006.
  • "Introducing Culture Throughout Music". MDC International Festival of The Arts. Miami Dade College. USA. Nov. 8, 2006.
  • [28][29]"Music, Humanities and Mathematics: Mathematics Across the Curriculum". Miami Dade College Conference Day. Miami, USA. March 1. 2007. Retrieved Jan. 23, 2017.
  • [30]"Music Education in Venezuela from the Colonial Period to the Present". Latin America Music Seminar. University of London. London, UK. May 17, 2008. Retrieved Jan 9, 2017.
  • "Musically Induced Higher Brain Functions Development". MEA / BU Regional Seminar. Music Education Dept. Boston University. Savannah Georgia, USA. Jan. 28, 2009.
  • [31]"La SVMC en el Siglo XXI: Vision, Plan y Desarrollo". (Presenters: MariaNela Arocha Bernal & Sylvia Constantinidis). IV Congreso de Composicion Musical. XVII Festival Latinoamericano de Musica Contemporanea. Caracas, Venezuela. Mayo 23, 2012. Retrieved Jan. 10, 2017.
  • "Trends and Explorations of Venezuelan Contemporary Music". Italian-American Contemporary Music Festival. Conservatorio della Musica. Citta di Castello, Italy. July 2012.
  • [32]"The SVMC and The Venezuelan Contemporary Music Scene". ISCM WMD 2015 Conference. Slovenia. Sept. 30, 2015.

LiteratureEdit

  • "Sylvia Constantinidis: Visions (2006)" en Capitulo 4: "Uso de Referentes Culturales en La Musica

Electroacustica En La Primera Decada Del Siglo XXI: El Caso De Venezuela." de la Thesis Doctoral: Rojas Ramírez, Y. (2015). PhD Thesis "Mestizaje Cultural y Nacionalismo en la Musica Electroacustica Iberoamericana de la Primera Decada del Siglo XXI : El Caso Concreto de Venezuela" [Tesis doctoral no publicada. Universitat Politècnica de València. España. doi:10.4995/Thesis/10251/53566. Pp : 11, 210, 214, 250-253, 272, 321, 325, 350, 352, 360. Retrieved January 1, 2017.

  • Miranda, Ricardo y Tello, Aurelio. (2011). "La Musica en Latinoamerica : La Busqueda Perpetua : lo propio y lo universal de la cultura latinoamericana." Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores. Direccion General del Acervo Historico Diplomatico. Mexico.[33]. Pp 279. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  • Pinto, Juan C. (2012). "Sylvia Constantinidis" in : "Art Music of Venezuela". Blog. Oct 5, 2012.[34]. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  • "Sylvia Constantinidis". Score Magazine. University of Miami. Coral Gables, USA. May 2012.[35].
  • "NoteWorthy". Notations Magazine. Canadian Music Center. Spring 2013, Vol. 20, no. 1: pp. 8. Toronto, ON, Canada. May, 2013.[36] Retrieved February 1, 2017.

CitationsEdit

  • [37]"Texturalismus". (Bibliographic citation: "Maria Silvia Castillo Constantinidis – Treize études pour l'orchestre. PDF bei Scholary Repository, Miami")

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AMERICAN MUSIC CENTER". Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Jones, Karen; Moulds, Michael; Thorpe, Frances (2004). International index to film periodicals:an annotated guide. 
  3. ^ "Young Patronesses of the Opera". Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "NACUSA". Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "President's Message" (PDF). ComposerUSA: The Bulletin of the National Association of Composers USA. IV. p. 2. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  6. ^ 'Sylvia Constantinidis, Karen Siegel, Julia Werntz, and Dafina Zeqiri', IAWM Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music 15/2 (2009): 25-27
  7. ^ "NACUSA Member Awards & Reviews". Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Masterworks Fourteen". Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Learning Innovations Golden Apple Grant". Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "The Education Fund. Impact II 2004-2005" (PDF). Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  11. ^ "Young Patronesses of the Opera". Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "The Education Fund. Impact II 2002-2003" (PDF). Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  13. ^ "Fundayacucho". Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  14. ^ "Fundayacucho". Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  15. ^ "AMERICAN MUSIC CENTER". Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  16. ^ "Commissions" (PDF). ComposerUSA The Bulletin of the National Association of Composers USA. IV. p. 7. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  17. ^ "Commissions" (PDF). ComposerUSA The Bulletin of the National Association of Composers USA. IV. p. 7. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  18. ^ "Performances" (PDF). ComposerUSA The Bulletin of the National Association of Composers USA. IV. p. 6. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  19. ^ "NACUSA Mid-South Chapter". Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  20. ^ Constantinidis, Stratos E. (2000). Greece in modern times: an annotated bibliography of works. 
  21. ^ "Masterworks Fourteen". Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  22. ^ "Southern Chapter, The College Music Society, Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico 27th Regional Conference, February 9–11, 2006" (PDF). p. 16. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 

External linksEdit

Werke von Theodorakis, Constantinidis, Glinka, Granados, de Falla, Poulenc, Fauré". RadioProgramm: Radio Aktuell - Hörzu. September 25, 2016.

  • [63]"Se Lucen LOS Compositores Latinoamericanos". Blog : Aporrea. Oct. 13, 2016.
  • [64]"Desde el 23 Regresa el XIX Festival de Musica Latinoamericana". Blog: Suroeste. La Vie Charmant Grupo Prensa. Caracas, Venezuela. Oct. 17, 2017.
  • [65]"Regresa el XIX Festival Latinoamericano de Musica". Venezuela Sinfonica. Caracas, Venezuela. Oct. 23, 2016.
  • [66]"Resonaron Acordes del Sur en Quebrada Honda". Diario Ciudad Caracas. Caracas, Venezuela. Oct. 24, 2016.
  • [67]"Sylvia Constantinidis Pone en Alto la Bandera Venezolana. Vivencias Margaritenhas. Diario El Sol de Margarita". Nueva Esparta, Venezuela. Octubre 23, 2016.
  • [68]"Festival de Musica Latinoamericana Continua con Homenaje al Compositor Alberto Ginastera". Caracas, Venezuela. Oct. 24, 2016,
  • [69]"Sylvia Constantinidis presenta el CD: Alberto Ginastera Centennial". Correo Cultural: Arte de Vanguardia. Caracas, Venezuela. Oct. 2016
  • [70] Fernandez, Americo. "Sylvia Constantinidis deja en alto la Bandera de Venezuela". Blog: 'Coche a la Vista' Nov. 19, 2016.