Andreas Papapetrou is a composer, performer, researcher and music teacher. His compositional output includes works for various ensembles in various genres, from solo to full symphonic orchestral works, as well as works of electroacoustic and electronic music and works for theatre, film and dance. As a classically trained pianist and accordionist, he concentrates on works of contemporary music, cross-art performance and improvisation.
His compositions have been performed by the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, Fidelio Trio, DissonArt Ensemble, Athens Contemporary Music Ensemble, CoMA Voices London, Marson Harp Trio, Solstice and Wu String Quartet at various venues in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, such as the Institute of Contemporary Art London, the National Maritime Museum London, the Barbican Exhibition Halls London, Colourscape, Athens Megaron, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, the Cypriot theatre organisation THOC and the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus. To date he has performed and curated six major interdisciplinary performances of his own compositions, including Reclaiming the Roof (Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 2018), Sound and Seek (Colourscape Commission 2017, Clapham Common), Desmōtēs (BoCCF, 2017), The Sounding Museum (BoCCF, 2017), Exercise: Les Noces (Trinity Laban Parallax 09: Peckham Asylum, 2016), Out of the air (zero wave: Old Finsbury Town Hall, 2016).
Born in 1984 in Nicosia, Cyprus, he began studying music at an early age and has received several scholarships and awards. He graduated from the Greek Academy of Music in 2001 with a diploma as piano teacher (Ptychion) with distinction. He continued his studies in Greece and graduated from the Thessaloniki State Conservatory of Music in 2008 with a diploma in piano playing with distinction. In 2009 he obtained his Ptychion (BA & MA Degree) in Composition with distinction at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He then moved to London, where he studied composition at Trinity College of Music and obtained his MMus in Composition with distinction in 2011. In 2016 he completed his PhD in Creative Practice – Composition (passed with no changes) at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, supervised by Dominic Murcott and Sophie Fuller.
He studied music composition with Michalis Lapidakis, Panayiotis Kokoras, Errollyn Wallen, Stephen Montague and Dominic Murcott. He studied piano with Elena Sophocleous and others, accordion with Irinoula Constantinidou and singing with Yula Michail. His awards and scholarships include Eye Music Trust Music Commission (2017), Scholarship of the Onassis Foundation. He is currently a research assistant at the European University of Cyprus and also works as a music teacher at the American International School of Cyprus.