Andreas Levisianos is a composer, conductor, pianist and educator from Samos Island, Greece. Having a background in classical music and focusing in contemporary practices he is interested in the interrelation of analysis, synthesis and performance through a conceptual and systemic approach. He has written music for various combinations of instruments, acoustic and electronic and collaborated with choreographers, directors and visualartists in a variety of multimedia projects.
He has performed music from different periods of the western music history and from various styles, including orchestral, chamber, solo and electroacoustic works as a conductor and pianist. He serves as the main conductor for the annual Open Days festival in Athens, Greece working with ensembles formed from the principles of the Radio Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra and the National Opera of Greece as well as with renowned guest artists. He has also served as the conductor for Jacaranda Concert Series in Los Angeles, the Hear Now Festival in Los Angeles, as the assistant conductor for the Pulitzer Prize finalist opera Invisible Cities,he curated, directed and conducted the Jani Christou Portrait Concert at REDCAT, Los Angeles and has collaborated with internationally acclaimed performers such as Vicki Ray, Mark Menzies, Lucy Shelton, Camilla Hoitenga, Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, the Jacaranda Chamber Orchestra and The Brightwork Ensemble among others.
He holds a DMA (Doctorate of Musical Arts) in Performance - Composition from the California Institute of the Arts, a Double Master’s degree in Composition and Conducting from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelor’s degree in Musicology from the University of Athens, Greece and a Piano Diploma from the National Conservatory of Greece. Among his professors were David Rosenboom, Michael Pisaro, Anargyros Deniosos in composition, analysis and musicology, Konstantinos Karathanasis and Marvin Lamb in composition, Jonathan Shames and Raphael Pylarinos in conducting, Leonidas Kanaris in music theory, Vicki Ray, Elena Mouzalas and Eleftheria Zouridou in piano performance.