Andys Skordis (Cyprus, 1983) is a composer of contemporary music, with special emphasis on large scale works, music theatre and site specific pieces. Skordis studied composition at Berklee College of Music and at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam, with additional studies in Karnatic music with Dr Rafael Reina and in Balinese Gamelan at ISI Denpasar in Bali. His work list includes operas, orchestral and chamber pieces, Gamelan music, vocal works, as well as music for dance, theatre and short films. In addition, he has created various music theatre performances in site specific locations like quarries, temples, abandoned buildings, forests, floating stages, which he conducted and directed. His music has been performed worldwide by professional and amateur ensembles, and has received international recognition through prizes including the BUMA Toonzetters prize, one of the most important prizes in The Netherlands, as well as awards from ISCM, Fedora Platform, Third Coast Percussion group, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, and more. Recently, he received the Black Pencil Prize 2020 and the Berlin Opera Prize 2022. Besides composing he is the founder of the contemporary music ensemble “PATSIAOURA”, he plays guitar with Monsieur Doumani, and he is an active performer in the field of free improvisation.