Lenio Liatsou is a greek pianist who specializes in new music having performed countless premieres of new works. She has worked with composers such as Niels Roensholdt, Beat Furrer, Manos Tsangaris and Georges Aperghis. Her work and interests are particularly focused on the development of new forms of art which leads her to work not only with composers, but also with directors, actors and dancers.
She has been invited to perform in concert halls and festivals, such as the Carnegie Hall, Purcell Room, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen (Hannover), Spor Festival (Aarhus), New York University Casa Italian Zerilli Marimo, Athens Megaron Concert Hall, Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens) , Klang Festival (Copenhagen), Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music 2012, Ensembl[:E]uropa (Cologne), Klangspuren (Innsbruck) , Salzburg Biennale, the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, documenta14 a.o.
She has recorded for GOD Records(M.Feldman, G. Aperghis), Disc's Club (M.Lapidakis) ,WDR, ORF, and Dissonance Records (dissonart ensemble). Her recordings have been broadcasted in various countries such as Slovenia, Austria, Germany, France and Australia. Her last recording of Piano Works by G.Aperghis was nominated for an Award by the Union of Greek Critics for Music&Drama 2018. She studied with Susan Bradshaw, Andrew Ball, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Georges Pludermacher (Goldsmiths College, Royal College of Music, Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris, Cologne Music Academy). She also holds a PhD from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Lenio is the co-founder and pianist of the greek contemporary music ensemble dissonArt (www.dissonart.gr) . She is invited frequently as a jury member to piano competitions and she was a mentor to Munich Biennale’s international platform (Athens) 2018. Currently she is the concept developer of a new music theatre ‘Once to be realised’ based on the project file by J.Christou which will be premiered in 2020. Composers that will collaborate for this project are Beat Furrer, Barblina Meierhans, Olga Neuwirth, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Younghi Pagh-Paan and Christian Wolff (direction Michail Marmarinos).