Since 2016, Theocharis leads the artistic direction of the annual summer composition academy ilSUONO Contemporary Music Week,
an initiative that was founded in collaboration with Italian saxophonist Michele Bianchini and the ensemble Suono Giallo.
The mission of ilSUONO is to provide young emerging composers unique opportunities for research, artistic challenge, and experimentation.
In the ideal environment of Sansepolcro, we created a setting to encourage and inspire. In this environment, a select pool of young artists, spanning over diverse cultures and aesthetic orientations, come together to collaborate closely with highly skilled professional instrumentalists and renowned composers from prestigious academic institutions.
Important figures of the composition field have been invited for residency at ilSUONO, such as
Chaya Czernowin, Pierluigi Billone, Franck Bedrossian, Ann Cleare, Edmund Campion, Clara Iannota,
Rand Steiger, Georgia Spiropoulos, Yan Maresz, Francesco Filidei, Nicolas Tzortzis, Simone Movio
The 21', 22', and 23' editions of ilSUONO were proud to be funded by the esteemed Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.
Acclaimed as "an original format of great success" (Corriere dell'Umbria), the program has built an international reputation and has remained consistent and innovative in its commitment to the future of music. The founding principles that govern this annual project are
dedication, passion, merit, and the desire to explore the endless potential of the musical sphere.
Discover more about ilSUONO here: www.ilsuonoacademy.com