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 composed numerous theater scores and much vocal music, both solo and choral, and has received world premiere performances from the Gregg Smith Singers, the Bowdoin College Chamber Choir, the University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers, the Choral Art Society of Portland, Maine, the Manhattan Choral Ensemble, and the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Cantori. His music has also been featured on concerts of the Ohio University Chamber Singers and the Lancaster Chorale.
Mr. Andoniadis is a member of ASCAP and Chorus America and has been a grant recipient from Meet the Composer, Inc., and was a winner of the Composition Competition of the Festival of Contemporary Choral Music in America sponsored by Bowdoin College. His work has been included in the Bates College New American Music Festival and has also been featured on Maine Public Radio. His choral setting of Shakespeare's Sonnet 56 received its world premiere by the South Bend Chamber Singers, and Hymn to St. Xenia, based on a Greek text, was commissioned by the Metropolitan Greek Chorale and premiered by that group in New York. Mr. Andoniadis recently composed and performed music for two new theater pieces, Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool, at the Here Arts Center, and I Look Divine at Dixon Place, both in New York. His choral work, Psalm 142, was commissioned and premiered by the Choral Art Society of Portland, Maine. He has composed music for a film logo and scored a series of short films called Hyperactive: Radical Sports for CineMuse, Inc. in NYC and has recently completed two scores for the Portland Stage Company productions of Proof and Women and the Sea. He recently composed a new musical called Home, written with librettist and lyricist Sofia L. Geier, and conducted a Concert/Reading of the show directed by Ms. Geier at the Blue Heron Arts Center in NYC. Mr. Andoniadis has been privileged to receive two commissions from the Manhattan Choral Ensemble as part of their New Music for New York program, the first having been a work entitled Birds, set to a poem by Hallie Geier and performed in the 2005 season and the second a setting of God’s World by Edna St. Vincent Millay for the 2006 season. Both were performed at Earl Hall, Columbia University in NYC. His most recent commission was from the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Cantori for Journey by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Mr. Andoniadis has just completed his first opera, called Lincoln, A Poetic Opera which was premiered October 3, 2009 in NYC.