Pavlos Antoniadis is a Berlin-based pianist for contemporary and experimental music and a doctoral researcher at Ircam, Centre Pompidou Paris (supervisor Frédéric Bevilacqua) and LabEx GREAM, Université de Strasbourg (supervisor Pierre Michel), where he also taught seminars on computer music and contemporary performance practice.
As a researcher, Pavlos was a Musical Research Residency fellow at Ircam in 2014, where under the supervision of Frédéric Bevilacqua and Dominique Fober (Grame, Lyon) he developed GesTCom (Gesture Cutting through Textual Complexity), an interface for the gestural control and analysis of complex piano notation, for example of works by Xenakis or Ferneyhough. He has published in English and German on embodied cognition, gesture capture and contemporary piano performance and has been invited for lecture-performances in several institutions (HfM Dresden, INMM Darmstadt, IRCAM Paris, Orcim Gent, Goldsmiths London, Trinity Dublin, Aristoteleio Thessaloniki, Cité de la Musique et de la Danse Strasbourg, Hong Kong University, Yamanashi Gakuin University Kofu, Wocmat Taiwan, LEAD Dijon, SARC Belfast).
As a pianist, he has performed in Europe, America and Asia with the new music ensembles Work in Progress-Berlin, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Phorminx, ERGON, Accroche Note, as well as a soloist with the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra. He has participated in recordings for Mode (2015 German Recording Critics Award / Deutscheschallplattenkritikspreis) and Wergo records. As a soloist, he has worked with composers Mark Andre, Helmut Lachenmann, Brian Ferneyhough, Wolfgang Rihm, Tristan Murail, Richard Barrett, Walter Zimmermann, and has premiered solo piano works by James Erber, Nicolas Tzortzis, Andrew R. Noble, Luis Antunes Pena, Dominik Karski and others. His programming features complex contemporary works, often with electronics and theatrical elements, and often in eclectic dialogue with older repertoire from Cabezon to Bartok. He is also active in free improvisation with the composer and improviser Panos Ghikas (London).
Pavlos holds degrees in piano performance (Piano Diploma, Nakas Athens; Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag; MA, UC San Diego) and musicology (BA, Athens National University, PhD LabEx GREAM / Ircam as of June 2018). He has studied on LabEx GREAM, Fulbright, UC San Diego, Nakas conservatory, Internationale Ensemble Modern Academie Frankfurt and Impuls Academie Gratz scholarships. His main piano teachers were Chryssi Partheniade, Ian Pace, Geoffrey Douglas Madge and Aleck Karis.