Konstantinos Chaliasas (1992) is PhD candidate at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), specializing in music composition for the opera and the cinema. He holds a BA and an MA (both awarded with honors) from the Department of Music at the AUTH and an MA in Music Composition for the Cinema, Theatre and for Performance Arts from the Department of Music at the Ionian University. He has composed and directed short films which have been presented and awarded at international Film Festivals (Austin international Film Festival, Seoul International Youth Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, Drama International Short Film Festival, etc.). He is an alumnus of Sarajevo Talents, and has been awarded two international prizes in the context of the competition Rethinking Xenakis: Composition for Ensemble by the Centre Iannis Xenakis for his video and music installations, which then went on to premiere in the US, France, Japan and Mexico, among others. He has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2022).