Eugenia was born in Athens, Greece. Although she was a classically trained piano student throughout her childhood, her aim was always to compose. After graduating from high school, she pursued her dream in New York. In NYC she studied composition and orchestration with the composer Daron Hagen http://www.daronhagen.com/ as well as conducting with Vincent la Selva http://www.vincentlaselva.com/ and piano with Juliew Jordan http://juliejordanpresents.com/ at the Juilliard School. Four years later, she returned to Europe to further continue her studies with the Belgian composer and conductor Robert Janssens http://www.cebedem.be/en/composers/j/84-janssensrobert Being specialized in symphonic music, Eugenia's first album “Meanings and Symbols” was recorded in NYC. It presents her first attempt to express her musical vision of the most meaningful and symbolic myths of classical Greece, “an infinite source of inspiration”, as the composer believes and has often repeated since. A later recording of this album was released by Kunduru – Universal. For the next ten years (1998-2008) Eugenia kept on composing and performing music that was inspired by the history and mythology of ancient Greece. Here is a list of her works and concerts in brief.
1998 – Symphonic Poem “Mythical Couples”, Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra SIF 309
1999 – Ballet “Ghaia”, Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra SIF 309
The same year the ballet was staged in the Wuppertal Theatre, Germany by the dancing
group Tanztempel (choreographer Linda Calder)
2000- Apollo Theatre, Syros – Orchestra of Colours
Musikverein debut, Brahms Saal - Dvořák Symphony Orchestra
2001 - 'Orphic Hymns', Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic
Brussels, Egmont (Beethoven), 5th Violin Concerto & no 23 Piano Concerto (Mozart)
- Basso Symphony Orchestra
2002 - Rainer Maria Rilke, die Sonette an Orpheus 'Rilke vertont'
- Musikverein, Brahms Saal – Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra
Suite for harp and violin, the Internation Harp Congress – Geneva
2003 - Conference on greek linguistic hetitage – the Athens Concert Hall
2004 - Concert in the Institution of Biological Research – Athens
Musical score for the historical documentary 'Alexander, the Great – Myth and Reality'
2005 - Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto
Recording of the composer's first opera 'EPOS'
2006 - 'EPOS' receives the second distinction at the International Competition for Opera
Composition Nancy van de Vate organized in Vienna by Vienna Masterworks
Concert in ACS, Athens with the Athens Municipal Orchestra
2007 - Orange Coast College, California Keynote speaker -
“Ancient Greek Music: Mystic, Restless, Timeless”
“Delos' Idyll”, musical-theatrical play
2008 - Beijing, China Opera Orchestra and Choir,
Olympic Symphonic Concert, 'Two Cultures, One Spirit' –
Performed during the Olympic Games and placed under the auspices of the
Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG),
as part of the official program of the cultural events of the Olympic Games.
2009 - 'Hercules', 'Alexander, the Great', 'the Iliad', 'Odyssey'
Recording of children's CDs based on ancient greek history and mythology
2011 - University of Iowa, Re-Creation: Musical Reception of Classical Antiquity conference
Dr. Anastasia Bakogianni, “Haunting melodies of an ancient past: classical themes in
the works of the modern Greek composer Eugenia Manolides”
2011-2012 'La Pisanella, the girl from Pisa', lyrical drama based on the theatrical work by
Gabriele d' Annunzio – for full symphony orchestra, choir and medieval instruments.
La Pisanella participated as a finalist at the international opera composition competition
"Key to the Future (Bartok Plus Opera festival in Miskolc, Hungary). This work
received the majority of the audience's votes and was ranked first in the
2013-2014 Founded 'Symphomaniacs', 21 concerts all over Greece conducting the performance
'Musical, my love' www.symphomaniacs.gr
2015 Composed the music for the documentary “Messenger of the Universe”, a film dedicated to the International Year of Light. The International Year of Light is "a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health." The IYL is under the auspices of UNESCO. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/118803014.
Evdokia Moisidou - soprano
Evdokia Moisidou started her first piano lessons at the age of 6.
She was a student at the "New Conservatory" in Thessaloniki where her teacher was I. Polichronidi. She also studied at the Athens Conservatoire where her teacher was the Professor and Director of the Conservatory and Artistic Director of the Athens State Orchestra, ArisGaroufalis.She completed her piano studies with the Artistic Director of "Music International Aegina Festival " and piano Professor Dora Bacopoulos.
She also started her vocal studies at the Athens Conservatoire with soprano H.Savino. She Graduated from Piano and Monody Musical Departments with Honours. As a student she won a prize for her interpretation at R.Strauss's Lieder.She took part in a series of masterclasses with the Tenor Antonio Constantino and Mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova.
She participated in various International Music Festivals. Sherepresented Greece as an envoy member of the New Generation Secretariat at the 1st International Youth Congress & Festival "Great Silk Way", between 25 countries at the Baku of Azerbaijan.
She has performed with the majority of Symphonic Orchestras and Wind Orchestras of Greece. For the past three years she is the leading female singer of the Hellenic Navy Band with which she has recorded an album with classical arias and greek songs in favor of the state radio ERT of Athens.
She starredin the play ‘’Musical Agapi mou’’ with extracts from the most famous musicals, with "Symphomaniacs" Orchestra under the Music Direction of the conductor Eugenia Manolides.
Her Repertoire includes a wide range of vocal symphonic music from Baroque, Oratorios, Opera, Operetta and Lieder from classical to Contemporary and Modern Composers.
Roles in her repertoire include Fiordiligi from "Cosi fan Tutte", Donna Elvira and Donna Anna from "Don Giovanni", Contessa and Susanna from "Nozze di Figaro", Konstanze from "Die Entfhürung aus dem Serail" and 2nd Damme from "Die Zauberflöte" of W.A.Mozart.Liú from "Turandot", Mimi from "La Boheme" of G.Puccini, Leonora from "Il Trovatore" and Violetta from " La Traviata" of G.Verdi, Tatiana from "Evgenii Onegin" and Liza from " The Queen of Spades" of P.I.Tshaikowsky, Gianetta and Adina from "Elisir D Amore" of G.Donizetti.