|Date of birth||28 March 1985|
Lina Tonia, was born in Greece, in 1985. She studied composition close to Professor Christos Samaras (student of Erich Urbanner and Isang Yun), at the Department of Music in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has been participating in National and International composition competitions some of these are, 4th International Jurgenson Composition Competition 2007 in Moscow, 2nd International Ivan Spassov Composition Competition 2007 in Plovdiv, National Kinder Opera Festival 2008 in Thessaloniki, 2nd International Ton de Leeuw Composition Competition 2008 in Tirana, 11th International Via Nova Composition Competition 2010 in Weimar, Golden Key International Composition Competition 2010 in Vienna, 1st International Antonin Dvorak Composition Competition 2010 in Prague, 7th International Composition Competition Young Virtuosos 2011 in Sofia, acquiring prizes. She was awarded with the title of “Young composer 2008” from the Union of Greek Music and Theatre Critic.
She is a PhD student in composition in Edinburgh University under the supervision of the professor Nigel Osborne, where she is studying with a Greek National Scholarship from IKY Foundation. She has attended analysis and composition seminars with Theodoros Antoniou, Marcus Weiss, Jose Manuel Lopez – Lopez, Hans Werner Henze, Simon Bainbridge, Diana Burrell.
Her compositions include works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, orchestra and two operas that have been performed in Greece, United Kingdom, United States, Russia, Germany, Bulgaria and Albania. Some of major performances of her works include String Quartet Nr. 2, New Studio Ensemble, in Tchaikovsky Conservatoire at the final round of Jurgenson International Composition Competition in Moscow, Russia (1st prize), September 2007, Epitimbio (for large orchestra), Orchestra of Colors, conductor Miltos Logiadis, in Benakis Museum in Athens, Greece, October 2007, For the Absence (for chamber ensemble), in Academy of Fine Arts of Tirana at the final round of Ton de Leeuw International Composition Competition in Tirana, Albania (3rd prize), November 2008, “Who made wee in the middle of Missisipi?” (opera for children for choir, 4 soloists and large orchestra), Greek National Opera, in Planetarium Concert Hall of Thessaloniki at the final round of Pais Opera Composition Competition in Thessaloniki, Greece (3rd prize), May 2008, In Memoriam (for solo clarinet and string quartet), Edinburgh Quartet and Neyire Ashworth, in King’s Place in London, Great Britain, October 2009, Prismatic (for chamber ensemble), at the ALEA III Young Composer’s Workshop, ALEA III ensemble, in Boston University, Boston, USA, January 2010, Prismatic (for chamber ensemble), at the Young Composer’s Workshop of London Contemporary Orchestra, conductor Hugh Brunt, Roundhouse Theatre, London, Great Britain, January 2010, CONtrust (for flute, clarinet and cello), Marges Ensemble at the Via Nova International Composition Competition in Weimar (2nd prize), Germany, May 2010.
NAME: LINA TONIA
ADDRESS: MOSCHONISION 40 - THESSALONIKI – GREECE - 55131
PHONE NUMBER: 0030 6895071969
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org and E.Tonia@sms.ed.ac.uk