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ann-kristin sofroniou

Ann-Kristin Sofroniou (b.1983) is a Swedish/Cypriot pianist, researcher and educator that is currently based in Athens (Greece). Her work is characterized by explorations of the curation of her performances with the aim to create something new, or do something in a different way, not only through playing contemporary repertoire, but also by presenting older repertoire alongside it in an inventive way. Ann-Kristin's practice explores the relations between research, piano performance and community engagement practices by creating collaborative artistic projects and by integrating multimedia elements, digital tools and participatory community workshops within her projects.

The experience of displacement resonates in her artistic projects, which revolve again and again around the themes of identity, migration and movement, and aim to address these issues from a musical perspective through researching musical borrowing, but also by including participatory artistic workshops within her projects with the aim to engage, support and collaborate with local communities in diverse locations. Through her projects, Ann-Kristin aims not only to create musical experiences that are constantly moving between present and past, familiar and unfamiliar environments at the same time, but also conditions in which modern societies are similarly stimulated to move between known and unknown and progress together in creating anew fairer, equal, diverse societies.

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2011 - 2016  PhD in Creative Practice (Piano Performance) with the title: 'Recycling Music-Recycling Performance: Exploring the uses of existing music in piano works of Rochberg, Goehr and Sharman'

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London

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2006 - 2009  MMus in Piano Performance. Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London. Grade: 73.20 (Distinction)


2000 - 2005  BMus Hons in Music. University of Macedonia, Greece. Grade: 9.19 (Distinction)


2003 - 2006  Diploma in Piano Performance. Conservatoire of Northern, Greece. Grade: 10 (Excellent)


2002 - 2004  Diploma in Harmony. University of K. Matsiggou, Greece. Grade: 8,5 (Merit)


Piano Teachers  Douglas Finch, Yonty Solomon, Milena Mollova


Spring  2023 Adjunct Professor at the department of Musicology teaching the class ‘Curating for music and culture’. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 

2022-23 Coordinator of Research and Educational Design Learning & Participation Department, Greek National Opera

2018-22 Artistic Coordinator at the Learning & Participation Department of the Greek National Opera

2009-present Pianist, Performer, Curator, Collaborator, Researcher, Workshop Leader, Accompanist

recordings & publications

2023 Publication of article: Karterou, Kerzeli, Sofroniou. ‘Recreating opera: the intercultural artistic workshops of the Learning & Participation Department of the GNO in the landscape of contemporary Athens’ in the collective volume Culture, Arts, Inclusion. Thessaloniki: Sofia Publications, November 2023.

2021 Release of the animated film ‘The Tales of the Bear: A squirrel that made a forest disappear’ at the GNO TV. Available at the online platform GNO TV from December 2021 to May 2022. Recording at the Alternative Stage at the GNO. Sound Design: Kostas Bokos

2020 Online article in Tandem Europe website with the title ‘Meet Me in the Middle-European solutions to local challenges’ – a collaboration between GNO (Greece), BOZAR (Belgium) and E-DA (Portugal)


2018 Publication of article: 'Tales of a Talking Piano: Performing for childlike adults or adultlike children' on ÍMPAR Online journal for artistic research in music, Vol. 2, Nº 1, 2018 Music for and by children, p. 49-62  


2014 Tristan, Isolde (2009) by Marc Sabat (version for two pianos returned in Just Intonation). Recorded by Ann-Kristin Sofroniou and Lara Dodds-Eden, piano. Available from PLAINSOUND MUSIC EDITION 


2012 Piquant Pieces, for six-hands piano by Kaja Bjorntvedt. CD recorded by Marcelle Zahra, Ann-Kristin Sofroniou and Stella Parlavantza. Available from Musikk-Husets Forlag

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