Francis-Nectarios Guy

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Francis-Nectarios Guy


A conductor and musicologist, Dr. Francis-Nectarios Guy, has been known for his concert activities and publications whose researches are focused on western and southeastern European contemporary and medieval music creation.

He has studied and worked with distinguished choir and orchestra conductors such as the Maestros Yuri Simonov, Jonathan Brett, Vassil Kazandjiev, Svilen Simeonov, Georgi Robev; composers and musicologists such as Dimitrar Christoff, Bojidar Abrashev, Elena Toncheva and others.
Francis finds combining his concert activity with his research projects very challengeable. The most recent example of this is the performing, in a series of concerts in Bulgaria, Greece, Polland and Russia, of orchestral music written without bar-lines. This “trend” is noted in modern and contemporary composers such as P. Boulez, G. Cancelli, Yiannis Christou, Dimitar Christoff, H.W. Henze and others.
Amongst his publications are two different scientific research published in Bulgarian and Greek about the life and musical work of the Greek great composer Yorgos Sicilianos; scientific research papers published in three different languages, articles and others. Francis is also specialized in Greek contemporary music and Byzantine ecclesiastical music.
During the last decade four live concerts of Francis were published conducting premier works of his mother, Cypriot composer Anastasia Guy. Amongst them is the circle of songs “Navs en Plo” for soloists, mixed choir and small orchestra which was performed in a series of concerts around the Mediterranean sea during the Cultural Olymbiad of Athens Olympic Games in 2004.
The Maestro is the Director of the Cyprus Wine Museum Cultural Center and also the founder and Artistic Director of ‘Le Orchestre La Grande Commanderie de Chypre’ an institution that aims to promote music from the classical orchestral and operatic repertoire related with Greek mythology and European medieval history.