Athens, Greece

©2019 by the Dimitris Dragatakis Archive

DIMITRIS DRAGATAKIS
COMPOSITION COMPETITION

Continuing Dimitris Dragatakis' teaching legacy and inspiring up-and-coming composers

The Dimitris Dragatakis Composition Competition is a biennial competition established in 2004 in collaboration with the Greek Composers' Union and Friends of Dragatakis Society to honour Dimitris Dragatakis’ legacy as a composer and teacher.


Apart from his work as a composer, Dimitris Dragatakis was an encouraging teacher and mentor, felt music education was of the utmost importance, and sought to inspire and support his students at all times. The mission of the competition is to continue Dragatakis’ teaching legacy while also giving up-and-coming composers the opportunity to distinguish themselves and their works.

 

HISTORY OF THE COMPETITION

1ST COMPETITION

Call for compositions announced during 2003
Winning works performed on 2 November 2004 at the Goethe Institute, Athens

1st Prize: G. Sakallieros, Lament for “D” - A String Quartet for string quartet and digital tape

2nd Prize: L. Kanaris, Hommage a Dimitris Dragatakis for string quartet

3rd Prize: A. Agrafiotis, Quartetto d 'archi for string quartet

2ND COMPETITION

Call for compositions announced 2005
Winning works performed on 31 October 2006 at the Goethe Institute, Athens

1st Prize: D. Doxakis, String Quartet

2nd Prize: Ant. Anestis, Concertino for instrumental ensemble

3rd Prize: G. Doussis, Contemporary Space-time Continuum (Χωροχρόνος Σύγχρονος) for clarinet, piano, tape and lights

3RD COMPETITION

Call for compositions announced 2007
Winning works performed on 15 January 2009 at the Megaron – D. Mitropoulos Hall, Athens

1st Prize: A. Loufopoulos & M. Korkokiou, Behaviours for flute and tape

2nd Prize: G. Angelakis, Transparent Night (Διάφανη νύχτα) for Violin and Piano

3rd Prize: S. Dimou, Searching… (Αναζητήσεις…) for flute, violin, viola, cello

4TH COMPETITION

Call for compositions announced 2009
Winning works performed on 12 January 2011 at the F. Nakas Conservatory, Athens

1st Prize: G. Zambaklis, In memoriam…

2nd Prize: Chr. Dovas, Luminous Interval…

3rd Prize: A. Dallas, Θεόδματοι Πύλαι

5TH COMPETITION

Call for compositions announced 2011
Winning works announced in 2014 (no concert presentation)

1st Prize: G. Angelakis, Dödsdansen (Dance of death) for clarinet, bass clarinet, piano, violin and cello

2nd Prize: A. Rouvelas, Semi-impulsive spasm for two violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano

3rd Prize: V. Kourti-Papamoustou, Dance Suite for solo piano

6TH COMPETITION

Call for compositions announced 2013
Winning works announced in 2015 (no concert presentation)

1st Prize: S. Avramidou, Skin for string quartet

2nd Prize: Chr. Zumbos, Regeneration (Ανάπλασις) for flute and background music

3rd Prize: V. Krimitza, Of the Waves (Των κυμάτων) for clarinet, cello, and piano

7TH COMPETITION

Call for compositions announced 2015
No concert presentation for winning works

1st Prize: Chr. Dovas, Memory for flute, clarinetto, violin, viola, cello, piano

2nd Prize: Theodore Gougousoudis, Invisible Obstacle for flute and piano

3rd Prize: Theofilos Bikos, Stupefaction for oboe, two violins, viola, and cello

8TH COMPETITION

Call for compositions announced 2017
Winning works performed on 18 December 2018 at the Goethe Institute, Athens

1st Prize: Chr. Dovas, Symbiosis for string quartet

2nd Prize: X. Constantinidou, Assimilations II for string quartet

3rd Prize: Ev. Bekos, Afterimage 1 (Μετείκασμα 1) for string quartet

 

The information above was compiled by the Greek Composers’ Union and musicologist Dr Magdalini Kalopana, PhD.