Victor Kioulaphides, Composer

USANew York

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My approach to classical music:

my approach is eclectic, that I come from a post-modern world where there are no strict distinctions between so called "serious" and "popular" music, between concert-music and folk-music, but where each creative artist listens to his own heart with an open mind, and tries to express his feelings and experiences of life in whatever manner seems most appropriate in the context of each composition.


Victor Kioulaphides was born in Athens, Greece, in 1961 and moved to New York in 1979. He studied double bass and composition at The Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music; his composition teachers were Giampaolo Bracali and Ludmila Ulehla; he is a recipient of the Pablo Casals Award and the Harold Bauer Award.

Member of ASCAP, American Music Center, American Federation of Musicians; published by Hal Leonard Corp., Joachim Trekel Verlag, Liben Music Publishers, Wolfhead Music, the New York Classical Guitar Society, and Fiori Musicali.

Works have been performed in the U.S. at Carnegie Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, the 92nd Street Y, The Salon Theatre, CAMI Hall, Berklee College of Music, et al. International performances in The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Argentina, Romania, Bolivia, Japan, Russia, Cuba, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Greece.

Commissions from neXus Arts, Het Consort (Netherlands), the Kammerorchester Riegelsberg (Germany), the New York Classical Guitar Society, Trinity Lutheran / St. Michael's Episcopal Church, The Diller-Quaile School, Davka Dances, and numerous individual performers.

Faculty member at the Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance; former faculty member at the Brooklyn Conservatory. Recipient of annual AscaPlus Awards since 1993, as well as Composer Assistance Program grants from The American Music Center in 1999, 2001, 2004, and 2005. Served as adjudicator for Chamber Music America and National Opera Association.