Konstantinos Pantelidis (b. 1978) is a Greek composer, graduate of the Department of Musical Science and Art of the State University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and Phd holder in composition of the Ionian University (Greece). Member of the Greek Composers’ Union.
He was born in Russia, where he acquired his first musical knowledge. In childhood he adopted Russian musical tradition, which characterises his work as a continuator of Russian composition school.
Konstantinos Pantelidis’s works have been awarded in Greek national competitions, he has taken part in musical festivals in Greece and abroad and has written music for documentaries and short films.
Sonatina for two clarinets is a single movement piece in the form of sonata with its characteristic sections. As in typical sonata one can identify the juxtaposition of two musical themes: the first radiating persistence and energy and the second serenity and melodiousness. In the tonal music of Sonatina, sounds of old music mode are also traceable, while in its homophonic structure certain signs of dialogues with polyphonic texture can be detected. Vivid tempo and rushing motion create the impression that the piece is performed in “one breath”.
Sonatina can enrich the existing concert repertoire of clarinet duos. Without particular technical difficulties, the piece with its incessant (almost without rests) note stream requires ability in breath control, good synchronization and performance dynamism.