Greek-American Dinos Constantinides composer died on Tuesday, aged 92. He studied violin and music theory at the Greek Conservatory in Athens, then violin at the Juilliard School in New York. He received a master’s degree in music from Indiana University and a doctoral degree in composition from Michigan State University.

Since 1967 Constantinides taught at Louisiana State University, and received a Boyd Professorship of Composition there in 1986. He also directs the University’s New Music Festival and the Louisiana Sinfonietta.

His music has been performed throughout the world. He is the recipient of many grants, commissions and awards, including first prizes in the 1981 Brooklyn College International Chamber Competition, the 1985 First Midwest Chamber Opera Conference, and the 1997 Delius composition Contest Grand Prize. He also received the 1985 American New Music consortium Distinguished Service Award, the 1989 Glen Award of l’Ensemble of New York, several Meet the Composer grants and numerous ASCAP Standard Awards.

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