"...Antoniades managed to capture in this one piece ... the spiritual heights, the drama, the tension, and the all-encompassing sound of the notes filling the space ... totally immersing the listener in this world of sound created by the composer."
The National Herald, NYC
Born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus, Aris Antoniades has composed the original soundtrack for the Cannes listed short-film Not Now (2013), as well as five other films. His latest soundtrack for the film OPHELIA by Katalina Gutierrez is currently in audio post-production.
Mr. Antoniades's concert music is heavily influenced by his Greek heritage: merging Hellenic folk dance rhythms with Byzantine ritual chants. His works have been performed across Australia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His recent symphonic work, Chiaroscuro, was recorded by the National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Greece (ERT) and will be broadcasted by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation throughout the season. The piece was first performed at the historic Riverside Church in New York City under the baton of Portland Opera music director, George Manahan. His new chamber work Nostos, for Saxophone and Piano, commissioned by the Australian chamber ensemble HD Duo, was performed by the group in their 2018 World Tour. His Toccata & Fugue for Organ was performed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC, earlier this year.
Mr. Antoniades's arranging credits include a variety of different styles and genres. His arrangement of Lalo Schifrin's famous "Mission Impossible" theme has been performed by the multi-Grammy nominated MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, led by Bobby Sanabria, at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in NYC. His concert and marching band arrangements are often performed by the Military Music Corps of the Cypriot National Guard. As an orchestrator, he has recently collaborated with Broadway music-director, composer and pianist Andrew Gerle, providing some of the orchestrations for MSM's production Tony Awards: The Early Years directed by Joe Locarro (NYC, 2017). In 2019 he released his EP Covers, a reimagination of popular and musical theater songs of different styles, and from different eras, arranged for a cabaret setting.
A recipient of the Fulbright award, Mr. Antoniades completed his Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Classical Composition at Manhattan School of Music in NYC, where he studied with Dr. J. Mark Stambaugh, receiving the Provost’s Award for Academic Excellence upon graduation. Mr. Antoniades is honored to have been the recipient of the Manhattan School of Music International Advisory Board and the A. G. Leventis Foundation scholarship awards.