(b. 1972, Nicosia).
Cypriot composer, now resident in the USA, of stage, orchestral, chamber, and vocal works that have been performed in Europe and North America.
Ms. Serghi studied with Vincent McDermott at Lewis and Clark College in Oregon from 1990–94, where she earned her BA cum laude, and then with George Edwards, Jonathan D. Kramer and Fred Lerdahl at Columbia University from 1994–98, where she earned her MA and DMA. She also attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado in 1992–93, the Oregon Bach Festival in 1995–96 and the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau in 1997.
Among her honours are the Fulbright Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship (1990–94), the Cheney Award (1992–93) and the Rena Ratte Award (1994), all at Lewis and Clark College, and the Mellon Fellowship (1994–98) and the Edna and Boris Rapoport Prize (1995) at Columbia University, as well as First Prize in the competition of the Cyprus State Orchestra (1997, for Kavo Greko), First Prize in the competition of the Athens Concert Hall (1998, for Sizzle) and First Prize in the competition Whittaker (1999, for Panegyric). Most recently, she served as artist-in-residence at the Cité International des Arts in Paris (2000, on the Virginia Atelier Award) and received the Salvatore Martirano Composition Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (2000, for Sizzle) and Third Prize in the Center for Mediterranean Music Composition Award (2002, for Flying Flowers).
She served as the pianist of the multimedia ensemble Ultra-Violet in New York, New York from 1996–98 and as director of the HY-PER Art Ensemble at the College of William & Mary in Virginia from 1998–2000. She has served as artistic director and pianist of the SCHIZO5 Ensemble in Cyprus since 2000.
She taught as an assistant professor at the College of William & Mary from 1998–2000, where she has again taught as an assistant professor since 2002. She taught as a visiting professor at Ionian University in Corfu, the University of Athens and the University of Macedonia in Thessaloníki from 2000–02.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (incidental music, play by Bertolt Brecht), mixed chorus, violin, piano, fixed media, 1994
Lark (incidental music, play by Jean Anouilh), mixed chorus, fixed media, 2001
Alavrostisiotis (incidental music, play by Pavlos Liasides), female voice, male voice, 2 clarinets, 2002
Axortagos Vassilias (incidental music, play by Athena Drakopoulou), soprano, bass, electric cello, percussion, fixed media, 2002
Sirtos, oboe/clarinet, small orchestra, 1994
Kavo Greko, small orchestra, 1996
X-Games (concerto), piano, orchestra, 1998
Panegyric, small orchestra, 1999
Hommage à P-Funk, symphonic band, 2000
Palmos (concerto), bassoon, piano, orchestra, 2001
Étude, guitar, 1994
Pink Flamingos, flute, clarinet, snare drum, 1995
K. I. S. S., 4 saxophones, 1995
Jet-Skis, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 1996
Blade-Runner, flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone (+ alto saxophone), violin, cello, piano, 2 percussion, 1997
Remembrance of Things Past, string quartet, 1997
Sizzle, flute, soprano saxophone, violin, cello, piano, 2 percussion, 1997
Nocturne: L'Amour dans la vie est rouge, tenor saxophone, piano, 1998
Sax and Violince, tenor saxophone, violin, 1999
Unrequited Love, viola/cello, fixed media, 2001
Flying Flowers, clarinet, cello, piano, vibraphone, 2002
Indecent Proposal, violin, fixed media, 2003
Saette Amore (text by Francesco Petrarca), mixed chorus, 1994
Veggio, Penso, Ardo, Piango (text by Francesco Petrarca), mixed chorus, 1994
Ikon (vocalise), mixed chorus, flute, clarinet, glockenspiel, 2000
Cantus Integritatis (text by the composer), mezzo-soprano, string orchestra, 1993
Sappho's Choice (text by Sappho), soprano, violin, piano, 1994
Mystic-Odes (text by Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī), soprano, piano, 1997
Panic (text by George Vizyinos), boy soprano, synthesizer, 3 percussion, string orchestra, 1999
Ariadne I (text by the composer), soprano, viola, piano, 2003
The Noahs (opera, libretto by Thomas Lindt), soprano, baritone, fixed media, 2002
Sonic Sails (opera, libretto by the composer), soprano, baritone, 2 pianos (both + synthesizer), 2 percussion, fixed media, 2003
FILM SCORES (DIRECTOR):
Jackson Sundown, 1995 (Wildbill Productions)
Memory, 2003 (Vassilis Mazomenos)
Unrequited Love. Andreas Georgotas, viola (Turangalîla: LSO4, 2002)