Evi Filippou

Bio

Evi Filippou (1993), started taking percussion lessons at the age of 7. With a scholarship from the Megaron-the Athens Concert Hall, she graduated the Conservatory of Volos (Excellent and first prize) and relocated to Berlin to study at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler (Bachelors and Masters graduation with honors).

portrait photo of Evi Filippou

Evi Filippou, photo by Fabio Dondero

In addition to performing with various orchestras and contemporary music ensembles all around Europe (a.o. Bolshoi Ballet Orchestra, Ensemble United Berlin), she performs solo classical and improvised music and collaborates with jazz and world music artists like Katerina Fotinaki (ff duet), Hayden Chisholm (Blowslap Duo), Chris Dahlgren (DAHLGREN) and Stefan Schultze (Stefan Schultze Large Ensemble).

She also works on live film music projects with dutch harpist Andrea Voets (musical journalism).

With her quintet inEvitable she plays her own compositions and arrangements.

Evi holds a strong presence in the music-theatre scene (founding member of “Opera Lab Berlin” ) regularly performing with various groups and theatre venues (a.o. Neue Werkstatt der Staatsoper Berlin, Hauen und Stechen Musiktheater Kollektiv).

closeup photo of Evi's hands playing marimba

Photo by Peter Tümmers

She also teaches percussion group lessons as an instructor of “Vincentino e.V. - culture strengthens children in Berlin”.

Based in Berlin, constantly researching the balance in the coexistence of composition and improvisation, precision and authentic personal expression.

Evi playing marimba during live performance

Photo by Markus Lackinger