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Praised for the “spiritual heights, the drama, the tension” of his music “immersing the listener into a world of sound” (The National Herald, NYC), composer Aris Antoniades creates works for everything from Symphony Orchestras to Jazz Big Bands.  He has written/arranged for eight-times Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria, the National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Greece (ERT), and X-Factor (Greece) judge George Theofanous.


His latest symphonic work, Chiaroscuro, was recorded and broadcast by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, and his Afro-Cuban Jazz arrangement of Lalo Schifrin’s famous Mission Impossible Theme was performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York (Jazz at the Lincoln Center). Aris’ Nostos for saxophone and piano, co-commissioned by the University of Sydney and the Australian ensemble HD Duo, was featured by the group in their 2018 World Tour. More recently, his Toccata & Fugue for organ was performed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC.


Aside from concert works, Aris has written extensively for film and theater, having scored seven short-films, including the film Bizone whose soundtrack has been released on all major streaming platforms. His theater credits include collaborations with Broadway veterans, such as composer/pianist Andrew Gerle, and director Joe Locarro - Aris provided orchestrations for their show Tony Awards: The Early Years. Recently, Aris arranged and music directed a very successful run of the show The Impossible Dream in his homeland, Cyprus. He is currently orchestrating the off-Broadway revival of The Medium by G.C. Menotti.


A recipient of the Fulbright award, Aris completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Classical Composition at Manhattan School of Music in NYC, where he studied with Mark Stambaugh, receiving the Provost’s Award for Academic Excellence upon graduation. He is honored to have been the recipient of the Manhattan School of Music International Advisory Board and the A. G. Leventis Foundation scholarship awards.