Alexandros Darna (b. 1998) is a Cypriot-Cuban composer based in Nicosia, Cyprus and New York City. His works have won awards and have been performed in Greece, Cyprus and the United States. His recent chamber work Minnaloushe, for Violin, Piano and Percussion, commissioned by the Cypriot chamber ensemble Trio Ostinato, was recently performed by the group at the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Athens, Greece. His quartet Popular Renaissance received the 1st prize in the 2nd student composition contest Solon Michailides (2016). Upon graduating from Nicosia’s Music High School in 2016, Alexandros received the OPAP Best Overall Graduate Award. In 2017, after completing his military service, Alexandros travelled to Havana, Cuba and studied Composition at Instituto Superior de Arte under the instruction of Juan Piñera and Javier Iha Rodriguez. Alexandros is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Classical Composition at Manhattan School of Music in NYC, where he studies with Dr J. Mark Stambaugh. Alexandros is honoured to have been the recipient of the Manhattan School of Music International Advisory Board and the Makarios (Cyprus Children’s Fund) scholarship awards.