Orestis Toufektsis

(b. 1966, Tashkent).

Greek composer, born in Uzbekistan and now resident in Austria, of mostly chamber works that have been performed throughout Europe.

Mr. Toufektsis studied music theory and piano at the Contemporary Conservatory of Thessaloníki from 1985–93 while he studied survey engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloníki. He then studied with Gerd Kühr and Markus Pressl at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz from 1993–99 and graduated with honours.

Among his honours are the Kompositionspreis from the city of Klagenfurt (1995) and three prizes in the competition of the Hochschulerschaft der Österreichischen Kunst Universitäten (Dritter Preis, 1997, for für zwei Flöten, Altflöte und Crotales; Erster Preis, 1999, for Nalos-Ackmi; Zweiter Preis, 1999, for Arsyon).

He is also active in other positions. He has been a member of the collective of composers Die Andere Saite since 1995 and co-founded the ensemble for contemporary music ART-resonanz in 1998.

He has taught harmony and music theory at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz since 1999.


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Nalos-Ackmi, 2 string quartets, large orchestra, 1998

Arsyon, large orchestra, 1998


Duett, 2 violins, 1993

Klein Ensemblestück, clarinet, 3 saxophones, French horn, 2 cellos, 3 double basses, vibraphone, xylophone, percussion, 1994

OPUS MINUS 7, string quartet, 1994

für zwei Flöten, Altflöte und Crotales, 2 flutes, alto flute, crotales, 1995

AENAON minus 2.13, flute, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, violin, cello, double bass (+ bass guitar), piano, marimba, percussion, 1995

μ (3) ι (5) κ (7) ρ (11) ο, viola, 1995

Streichquintett, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, 1996

Duett, 2 violins, 1997

I(11)NT(5)ER(17)F(13)ER(3)EN(7)Z, 2 percussion, 1997

Fraktum 1, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, French horn, B-flat trumpet, prepared piano, 1999

Fraktum/mikro 2, violin, fixed media, 1999

Aresset 2, string quartet, 2000

Fraktum/Aresset 3, violin, viola, cello, 2001


Asydehlun, 16 mixed voices, 1997


Klavierstück, 1995

Fraktum 1.1, 1999

Interferenz 2, 2 pianos, 2002


Aresset 1, fixed media (4 tracks), 1998