Biography

George Andoniadis was born in Montreal and grew up in the Chicago area where he began playing and composing music.  He studied at Northwestern University and the Manhattan School of Music.  Mr. Andoniadis has focused his musical activities throughout his career on theater and voice and has composed theater scores and vocal music, both solo and choral, and has received commissions and performances from artists such as the Gregg Smith Singers, South Bend Chamber Singers, Lancaster Chorale, Bowdoin College Chamber Choir, Ohio University Chamber Singers, Metropolitan Greek Chorale, Choral Art Society of Portland Maine, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Cantori, Capital Repertory Company, Portland Stage Company, and Unity Stage Company. He has written a musical called Home based on the Edith Nesbit novel The Railway Children, and has completed an opera entitled Lincoln A Poetic Opera and has a new opera in progress.  He is a member of Opera America, ASCAP, and Chorus America.

 

            Mr. Andoniadis is privileged to be associated with the Manhattan Choral Ensemble for which he serves as Artistic Advisor to their New Music for New York program and for whom he has composed three commissioned works.  Lincoln A Poetic Opera received its premiere performance in 2009 in New York by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble, soloists, and orchestra all under the direction of Thomas Cunningham as part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and received the endorsement of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. 

 

Mr. Andoniadis lives with his wife, Cathryn, in Sea Cliff, New York.