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Issue 1
(Fall 2002)




biographical notes


Álina Kalopana


Alina Kalopana was born (in 1976) and grown up in Athens. She studied music at the Hellenic Conservatory and graduated with an Organ Diploma (1996) and a Piano Degree (1998). She also studied Musicology at the University of Athens with a scholarship for the period 1993-1998. From 1998 she studies the work of the Greek composer Dimitris Dragatakis, research that will result her Thesis at the University of Athens. As a musicologist, she has also collaborated with the Athens Concert Hall (Music Library “Lilian Voudouri” and Department of Editions), the State Orchestra of Hellenic Music and the Third Programme of the Hellenic Radio.



Katerina Levidou


Born in Athens, Katerina Levidou took her first degree in Musicology at the Department of Music Studies at the University of Athens. At the same time she studied piano and music theory at the National Conservatory of Athens. Upon completion of her studies in Greece, she moved to King’s College, University of London, where she received a Master of Music, funded by the Onassis Benefit Foundation. She is currently reading for a DPhil in Musicology (provisional thesis title: “Music in Interwar ‘Russian’ Paris”) at the University of Oxford (St Antony’s College), funded by the Ismene Fitch Foundation.



Nikos Maliaras


Dr. Nikos Maliaras was born in Athens. He studied Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature at the University of Athens, piano at the Greek National Conservatory and Musicology at the University of Munich, where he received his M.A. in 1988 and his PhD in 1990, submitting a Dissertation on the Byzantine Organ. His research involves the study of Byzantine musical instruments through textual and iconographic sources, as well as the works of recent Greek Composers, such as Manolis Kalomiris. He recently published a monograph on the use of the Greek folk song in the music of Kalomiris, as well as articles on musical instruments in the Byzantine Army and on the Intermezzi op. 117 by J. Brahms. His interests also include Music History and Musical Analysis. He taught at the Universities of Munich and Crete and serves now as an assistant professor in History of Music at the Music Department of the University of Athens. He also conducts the Students’ Choir of the Department of Music at the Athens University, as well as the Children’s Choir of the Athens National Opera House.



Christos Pouris


He was born in Athens in 1968. He studied the Piano under the guidance of his mother Aspassia Fassoula and Advanced Theoretical Studies (Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue) with M. Rozakis at the National Conservatory, where he has been awarded the respectively Diplomas with the grade “Excellent” accompanied with a financial award in the memory of Manolis Kalomiris and Krino Kalomiris. Simultaneously, he graduated from the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art at the Technological Educational Institution (T.E.I.) of Athens. He continued his postgraduate studies in the Piano with Bryce Morrison and Donald Ellman at the London College of Music at Thames Valley University, where he has been awarded the Master of Music in Performance. At the same period, he studied conducting with Lawrence Leonard at the Morley College. He has attended several piano seminars as an active participant under the instructions of the M. Papadopoulos, H. Mouzala, K. Ganev, M. Tirimo, B. Frith, V. Ovchinikov. He is reading for his PhD at the University of Liverpool as a scholar of the State Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y.). Since 1992 he teaches Piano and Advanced Theoretical Studies at the National Conservatory – Annex of Vrilissia, where he was appointed to the position of the Artistic Director in 2001. He is a member of the American Musicology Society, of the British Graduate Society, of the Manolis Kalomiris Society and of the International Institute of Conservation.



Katy (Ekaterini) Romanou


PhD in Musicology (University of Athens).

Master of Music in Musicology (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana).

She was a music critic at the daily He Kathemerine [The Daily] (1974-1986).

She taught in various music conservatories in Athens, Argos, Kalamata and Volos.

Since 1994 she is teaching at the Music Department of the University of Athens. She is now an Assistant Professor.

She is a member of the Editorial Board of the periodical Musicologia [Musicology].

She is the author of many articles (in Greek and foreign periodicals) and the books:

Ethnikes Musikes Periegesis. 1901-1912 [Wandering National Music. 1901-1912], 2 volumes (Cultura: Athens, 1996).

Historia tes Entechnes Neohellenikes Musikes [History of Neohellenic Art Music] (Cultura: Athens, 2000).


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