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, experimentation, and growth.
In the ideal environment of Città di Castello, we created a setting to encourage and inspire. In this environment, a select pool of young composers, 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, Rand Steiger, Franck Bedrossian, Georgia Spiropoulos, Yan Maresz, Francesco Filidei, Nicolas Tzortzis, Simone Movio.
The 2020 edition of ilSUONO is proud to be funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.
The founding principles that govern this annual project are dedication, passion, merit, and the desire to explore the endless potential of the musical sphere.
Read more about ilSUONO here: www.ilsuonoacademy.com