Manolis Ekmektsoglou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 25/4/1986. He studied composition in the Music Department of Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki, Greece under Dimitri Papageorgiou. He is currently a PhD composition student in University of York under Thomas Simaku. His pieces have been performed in Greece (DissonArt ensemble, New Hellenic Quartet), Italy (Soundiff project), Hong Kong (AMGA ensemble) and UK (Andersson – Gallois – De Saram trio, Diotima Quartet, Psappha ensemble, Dark Inventions ensemble). As one of the most significant moments of his musical life is the selection of his piece “Motion, in two” for solo violin among the selected pieces of the National Call for scores dedicated to Peter Sheppard Skærved. And, of course, his recent selection from the Psappha ensemble to participate in the “Composing for clarinet” scheme call for 2015-2016.
LISTEN: Sustaining Love for bass clarinet, violin and piano