Flute masterclass. Ria Georgiadis

20.03.2024 – 21.03.2024
at 12:30

RIA GEORGIADIS (Ionian University, Corfu, Greece)
20 March @12.30-15.30 in A-404
21 March @13.00-16.00 in A-404

Flutist Ria Georgiadis is a versatile musician with a broad repertoire, showing a particular interest in promoting new compositions. Critics praise her “full, evocatively lucid and flexible sound” and “exemplary technique”. As a soloist and chamber musician she has a busy schedule performing throughout Europe, America, Asia.

Apart from a number of scholarships and prizes, her artistic background also features various recordings for the Greek and Austrian Radio. A great number of compositions for the entire flute family have been dedicated to and premiered by her. Her Solo- Album with the label Irida-Classical, containing works dedicated to her was embraced with bravorus reviews. Her recent  duo album with works for flute and piano by Austrian composer Rudolph Jungwirth was released with the support of Upper Austrian Culture Funds. Her flute and piano duo with Sven Birch was also chosen for a stipend by the cultural department of the city of Linz.

Along with her solo performing work, she is the flutists of the ensembles “4020” and “lezard aux plumes” and participates in various chamber music formations and orchestral ensembles.

Born in Thessaloniki, Ria Georgiadis received her musical education in Thessaloniki (New Conservatory), Linz, Austria – Anton Bruckner University, and Germany, at the University of Music Freiburg, (class Robert Aitken). Furthermore she holds a CAS (Certificate in Advanced Studies) in Music Physiology from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and has also completed postgraduate studies in “Breathing and Voice Education for Windplayers” with Dr. Bernhard Riebl at the same school.  Additional studies with Karlheinz Stockhausen – Kathinka Pasveer and Janos Balint (Budapest) have been of formative influence to her artistic development. Master Classes with distinguished flutists (J.P.Rampal, Ph. Boucly, P.Y.Artaud, I. Matuz, R. Fabbriciani, R. Dick, T. Wye, W. Bennett, M. Fahlenbock, A. Lieberknecht, K. Kaiser) have been a constant source of inspiration.

A special field of her interest is the application and crosslinking of knowledge and findings gained in various fields of science in order to permeate and promote musical and music-related educational contents. She is the author of several articles on flute performance and flute pedagogy, has recently co-authored a book on flute and wind ensemble playing and arranges and composes works of pedagogical interest. She teaches mental practicing, is a relaxation pedagogue focusing on relaxation and differentiated tension techniques for musicians and has been researching the effects of mental training on muscle tone economy in flute playing. Ria Georgiadis is Professor for Flute at the Music Department of the Ionian University, Greece.