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 Peter Eotvos, Helmut Lachenmann, 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. Between 2003 -2012 she taught Contemporary piano repertoire at the Music department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is currently teaching extended techniques in new music at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.
Among the planned performances in 2019 is a premiere of a monumental piece for staged solo piano for performance over three evenings written by danish composer Niels Roensholdt.