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Issue 2
(Spring 2003)




biographical notes


Panaghiotis Adam


Theorist and composer, born in Athens in 1959. He studied theory and composition with Michalis Travlos, and he has participated in numerous seminars in Greece and abroad on subjects ranging from Gregorian chant to electronic music. He has taught since 1981 – mainly theory, history of music, and form and analysis – in Athens conservatories, the Southeastern College and the University of Athens. Now he teaches counterpoint and fugue in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and two major conservatories in Athens (Athenaeum and Nakas). He has also specialized on the interpretation of early music and frequently gives lectures and workshops on Bach and baroque performance practice. He has been director of the Music Department of the Southeastern College and artistic director of the Nakas conservatory. He is a member of the Greek Composers Union and (up to 1997) of the Institute for Research on Music and Acoustics. He is the author of a new textbook on tonal harmony and editor of the Greek edition of Ulrich Michels’ Atlas zur Musik, as well as Robert Donington’s Baroque Music: Style and Interpretation (to be published). He has also published transcriptions of music by Bach and Dowland and articles in specialist journals. He is currently working on a large textbook on fugue.



Ioannis Fulias


He was born in Athens in 1976. In 1989 he started to receive music lessons in the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata, wherein he took the degrees in Harmony (1994), Counterpoint (1996), Fugue (1998) and Piano (1998). In 1994 he joined the Department of Musical Studies of the University of Athens, from where he graduated in 1999; at the present, he is working on his Ph.D. thesis in the same department. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Musicologia, a member of the Advisory Board of the journal Polyphonia, and president of the Graduates’ Association of the Department of Musical Studies of the University of Athens. He has participated in scientific meetings and international congresses and he has published several articles and translations in various Greek musicological and musical journals. He also teaches History of Music, Musical Morphology and Harmony, and he contributes to programmes’ notes mainly for the Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall.



Dionysis Mallouhos


Dionysis Mallouhos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1963. He graduated from the “Conservatory of Athens” in 1987 under the guidance of Georges Arvanitakis. As it is customary in Greece, he has also pursued university level studies in non-musical fields and is a diplomate of the Greek National Polytechnic University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. With scholarship and financial support from the “Alexander S. Onassis” foundation, he studied at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest (1988-1991) with Istvan Gulyas and Marta Gulyas. He has performed many times in the Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall, and in many other concert halls in Athens and other Greek cities. He has given as well concerts and recitals of chamber music in Budapest, Estergom, Monte Carlo, New York, Atlanta, Nashville, Indianapolis, at the Festival of Bevagna and in “Villa Reale” of Monza in Italy. He gave a special concert in Athens in honor of the Steinway & Sons company’s 500,000th piano. As a soloist he has appeared with the National Orchestra of Athens, the “Kamerata” – Orchestra of the Friends of Music, the Symphony Orchestra of Thessaloniki, the National Youth Orchestra of Greece, the Athens Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the City of Athens and the “Franz Liszt” Chamber Orchestra (in Ancient Herod Atticus Theater, as part of the Athens Festival 1993). He has recorded solo piano and chamber music works for the Greek TV and radio as well as on record albums and CDs (EMI, SONY, etc.), concentrating primarily on works by Greek composers. He is producing and presenting every morning a radio program of 80 minutes at the “Third Program”, the Greece’s unique classical music radio station. He is teaching piano at the “Attikon” Conservatory and “Hellenikon” Conservatory in Athens and he gives regularly master classes in several cities around Greece.



Stelios Psaroudakes


Stelios Psaroudakes was born in Herakleio, Crete. He took his first piano lessons at the Odeion Herakleiou (“Apollon”), under the guidance of Ms Ismene Kokkinake. He received a BSc-Honours degree in Naval Architecture from University College London in 1978, and a Postgraduate Diploma in the Mechanics of Fluids from Surrey University in 1979. He continued his piano studies at the Odeion Athenon, under Ms Charis Kladake, and received his Piano Performance Degree in 1986. He pursued further studies in England: followed a one-year postgraduate course in piano performance at the Royal Academy of Music (1986-1987); received a Master of Music in Ethnomusicology (with distinction) from Goldsmiths’ College London in 1988, and a Doctorate of Philosophy (holder of a British Academy Major Studentship) in Ancient Hellenic Music from Reading University in 1995. He taught the piano over a period of four years (1989-1993) at Colchester College, Essex-England, at the level of Bachelor of Arts. He taught for four years as a free lancer Ancient Hellenic Music and Ancient Egyptian Music in the Faculty of Music Studies of the University of Athens (1994-1998). He was elected Lecturer of Ancient Hellenic Music in the Faculty in 1998, and Assistant Professor in 2004. He is a member of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology (Hannover), and a regular participant in its symposia. Amongst his latest publications are the following:

(2000) “The Arm-Crossbar Junction of the Classical Hellenic Kithara”, in: Ellen Hickmann, Ingo Laufs, Ricardo Eichmann (ed.), Studien zur Musikarchäologie II, Rahden: Marie Leidorf GmbH (Orient-Archäologie, 7), pp. 263-278.

(2003) “The Aulos of Argithea”, in: Ellen Hickmann, Ingo Laufs, Ricardo Eichmann (ed.), Studien zur Musikarchäologie III, Rahden: Marie Leidorf GmbH (Orient-Archäologie, 8), pp. 335-366.

(2003) “The Orestes Papyrus: Some Thoughts on the Dubious Musical Signs”, in: Ellen Hickmann, Ingo Laufs, Ricardo Eichmann (ed.), Studien zur Musikarchäologie IV, Rahden: Marie Leidorf GmbH (Orient-Archäologie, 9), (forthcoming).

(2004) “Archaeomusicology and Ethnomusicology in Dialogue”, Eulimene 4 (forthcoming).

Various activities (public lectures, performances, radio, television) complement his research work, aiming at making known to a wider public the existing knowledge on ancient Hellenic music.



Dimitri Sykias


Dimitri Sykias was born in Athens, studied physics at the University of Athens, Harmony and Counterpoint with Dimitri Minakakis, Composition with Theodore Antoniou, Computer Music with Thanassis Rikakis, and Piano with Yiorgos Manessis, Helen Traganas and Danae Karras. Seminars in Germany at the “Darmstadt Summer Vacation Courses” and in Poland at the “Summer Courses for Young Composers” at Kazimierz Dolny with K. Penderecki, J. Kramer and Luis Andriessen. He taught Musical Analysis and Contemporary Music Notation at the University of Athens and currently he teaches Music Theory in various conservatories in Athens. He has written works for orchestra, instrumental groups, solo instruments, music for children and computer music.



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