Fani Kosona was born in Athens, in 1969. She holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Athens. She studied piano at the National Conservatory of Athens, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and Conservatoire National de Région de Rueil-Malmaison with Bernard Ringeissen. She holds diplomas in counterpoint and fugue from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (classes with J.-P. Holstein and M. Merlet) and in Orchestration from the Scola Cantorum (classes with P. Sciortino).
She has studied composition with Theodore Antoniou and is a PhD candidate in music composition using mathematical models (Ionian University of Greece). Her most recent work is focused on applications of catastrophe theory.
Works of hers have been successfully performed by orchestras (Kamerata, Orchestra of Colours, ALEA III), chamber ensembles (Duo Palmos, Vilnius Quartet etc.) and distinguished artists in Greece, France, Germany, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Turkey, Lithuania etc., distinguished and awarded in several workshops and composition competitions of contemporary music.
Rythm’n’Brass, for trombone solo, world premiere
The work has been composed in 2006.
The title marks a reference to “rhythm ’n’ blues”, while at the same time contains the basic idea of the structure: combining the trombone (brass) timbre with percussive sounds performed by the trombonist. The piece begins with only the pitch-layer. Mobility is low at first, it augments gradually until a rhythmic feeling is implied. Now comes the addition of the percussive layer, replacing little by little the pitch-layer. After having reached a fully percussive situation, the brass timbre comes back alone for the epilogue.