Paxos Festival

Dimitra Trypani

Dimitra Trypani studied composition at the University of Edinburgh with Nigel Osborne and greek literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

As a composer she focuses on the creation f interdisciplinary music performance, using strictly structured polyrhythmic and heterophonic patterns both in music and speech. She has collaborated with acclaimed orchestras, chamber ensembles and soloists. Works of hers have been performed in many countries (UK, Ireland, Austria, Germany, S. Africa, USA) and several well – known venues (Queen Elisabeth Hall in London, St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh, The Athens Concert Hall, the Onassis Cultural Centre, the Experimental Stage of the Greek National Opera House at the SNFCC).

She is the founder and main composer of the NQR Ensemble, an experimental music group based in Athens. For the past six years Dimitra has been Composer in Residence of the Paxos Music Festival.

She has taught music theory and ear training, composition and interdisciplinary music practices in various universities in Greece and the UK. She is currently working as an assistant professor in music theory and composition with interdisciplinary practices at the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University, Greece.