Composer CHRISTINA ATHINODOROU (born in Cyprus, 1981) is increasingly rising into international prominence, with a catalogue of more than sixty compositions to date, written from solo to orchestra, for vocal, instrumental and electronic forces, opera and music for the stage, and interdisciplinary projects. Her music has been presented in festivals such as the Biennale di Venezia, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence,Grafenegg Festival, MITO Settembre, ISCM World New Music Days etc by the Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich, Orchestre National d'Île-de-France, Athens State Orchestra, Sentieri Selvaggi, Ensemble Aleph, Het Collectief and others. Her works have been commissioned by Radio France, La Monnaie/De Munt , Musik der Jahrhunderte, Onassis Stegi etc and broadcast on BR Klassik, CyBC, RAI3, Ö1 and France Musique.
Athinodorou also appears as a conductor with orchestras and ensembles, presenting varied programmes that include both standard classical and contemporary music. She has worked with the Nederlands SymfonieOrkest, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta to name a few.
She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and later she completed a doctorate in composition at the University of London. She also took composition courses at the UNT, CNSMD de Lyon, ΙEMA Frankfurt, and IRCAM, and read Byzantine music. Her main composition teachers were Julian Philips, Michael Zev Gordon, and Philippe Leroux. In parallel, she studied conducting in the class of Alan Hazeldine, as well as with Mark Shanahan, Peter Eötvös, Sian Edwards, Lothar Zagrosek and Jorma Panula, in various masterclasses around Europe.
Christina is an invited ENOA artist. She was also composer-in-residence at the CAMAC, the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Belgium, and at the Cité des Arts in Paris.