The composer and conductor Konstantia Gourzi has a vision about making connections. This is why she created the opus21musikplus network in 2007. opus21musikplus is more than an ensemble, more than an orchestra and more than a contemporary music project. It is made up of musicians who work together with artists, designers, dancers and directors.
Konstantia Gourzi founded the network in 2007, aiming to give music a new face. Opus21musikplus’s name is easily explained. Opus signifies the creation of a work of art, and the work itself. 21 symbolizes the 21st century, our musical present and future. Musik is for the music, which is brought to fruition in modern, joyful ways. The plus describes the ensemble’s ambition to stand out from other projects.
To read an interview with Konstantia Gourzi about the concept behind opus21musikplus, click here.
opus21musikplus’s projects are about the realization of ideas and visions – bringing together different musical directions, building bridges between genres and epochs, and to communicate music anew. Such projects include the opus21musikplus education programme, live in primary schools; the New Greek Music in Munich project, Philemon and Baucis, time zero, flying carpet 2013 - Odyssey and the work of the ensemble opus21musikplus.