Roxani Chatzidimitriou (1992-) is a Greek composer. Her compositional work includes more than 50 pieces for orchestra, ensembles, electroacoustic music and music for film, theatre and contemporary
dance. She embarked her music studies at the National Conservatory of Athens where she studied Music Theory, Harmony and Piano Performance. In 2013 she was awarded the professional diploma as piano soloist with excellence and the second Award for Outstanding Performance. She holds a bachelor degree in Applied Music Studies from the Department of Music Art and Science at the University of Macedonia (2011 - 2015). She continued her studies in the Music Department of Ionian University where she studied Composition for Film, Theatre and Performing Arts in a postgraduate level (2015-2017). She has also completed with distinction a postgraduate degree in Music Composition in the Royal Holloway University of London (2016 – 2017) under the supervision of Mark Bowden. She has attended composition classes with Lina Tonia and jazz piano and orchestration classes with Stavros Lantsias and Grigoris Simadopoulos.
PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS
Roxani has participated in the composition workshop “music for stage” in Music Village (August, 2019) with the composers Periklis Liakakis and Nikos Kypourgos, as well as in the composition workshop in
the Festival Mixtur with the composers Michael Obst and Stefano Gervasoni (April, 2019). She has also been selected to participate in the composition workshop for orchestral pieces from young composers and conductors by Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra (November, 2018). Roxani has also presented her orchestral piece “Zero Star Cognac” in the BSO Composer’s Day 2019 with the lead Composer Sally Beamish in Bournemouth, England (March, 2019). Her orchestral piece was also recorded by the ERT National Symphony Orchestra with the Conductor Zoe Zeniodi in Radiomegaro (January, 2019). She has also attended many composition lectures and seminars in London presented by the composers Edmund Finnis, Marco Stroppa, Jonathan Cole, Vasco Hexel, Errollyn Wallen, Michael Finnissy, Orlando Garcia, Aaron Holloway and Harry Gregson Williams among others (2017 – 2018).
In October 2011 Roxani received the Second Prize for her piece “As much as you can” for choir in the National Composition Competition organized by North College of Greece. In July 2016 she has been selected to participate in the final round of the International Composition Competition “Antonin Dvorzac” held in Prague (July, 2016). She has also been selected between 12 finalists composers, among 154 participants, in the final round of the International Animated Film Music Competition organized by Megaron -Athens Concert Hall. Her music for the animation “The leaf of the Poplar” by Eirini Vianelli was projected in Megaron - Athens Concert Hall on May 17th 2017. In July 2019 Roxani received the First Prize for her piece “Alive” for piano, cello and violin in the 2nd International Composition Competition at ACT in Thessaloniki, Greece. In October 2019 the film “So what?” of Dimitra Margaritidou, on which Roxani composed the original soundtrack, won the prize for best documentary at Athens Marathon International Film Festival. She has also participated as a composer in the workshop for the performance of Aperghis’s Énumérations, by a group of musicians, actors and dancers, under the guidance of the composer Nicolas Tzortzis (Stegi and Athens Conservatoire, March, 2020).
Roxani’s current explorations concern the interaction between music, contemporary dance and moving image. She is about to release her debut album "Chronographies" with which she wants to feature, through her compositions, the synergy of these art forms.
Piano, music theory & composition tutor in Neo Odeio Alimou (Athens, 2020)
Piano & composition tutor in Kite Music School (London, 2018-2019)
Piano & composition tutor in ΜΜQ Piano Studio (London, 2018-2019))
Piano tutor in St Cyprian's Greek Orthodox Primary Academy (London, 2018- 2019).
Piano, music theory & composition private tutor (2013 – 2020).
Pianist in bars, hotels & piano bar restaurants
repertoire: background music (film music, jazz ballads, tangos)
Freelane music composer
Freelance film composer
Roxani's music makes use of melodic character, warm sound and emotional quality. Her compositional work includes instrumental, contemporary classical, electroacoustic and multimedia music. Her contemporary compositions are concerned with the creative role of timbre and instrumental color as well as the combination of tonality/modality with contemporary elements, such as timbral effects and extended techniques. Influences from jazz and minimalist music are often distinguishable in her compositions. With her music she tries to balance intuition with precompositional methods and her intention is to express an inner truth which could move, inspire and provoke thoughts and feeling states to the listener.
Roxani is interested in composing music for other art forms, like contemporary dance, film and theatre. One of her current explorations is the interaction between music and dance/moving image and the ways by which music can change and affect the perception of the visual.