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Issue 7

(Fall 2005)




biographical notes


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, and in which defended successfully his Doctoral Dissertation in Musicology in 2005. He is a member both of the Editorial Board of the journal Musicologia and of the Advisory Board of the journal Polyphonia, while he has been president and secretary of the Graduates’ Association of the Department of Musical Studies of the University of Athens as well as vice-president of the Greek Association of the Organ. 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 regularly contributes to programmes’ notes for the Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall.



John Plemmenos


Academic Titles and Awards

1989: LLB Department of Law, University of Athens; Diploma on Byzantine Music, “Nikos Skalkottas” Conservatoire, Athens.

1995: Master in Philosophy (MPhil) in Ethnomusicology, University of Cambridge, St Edmund’s College.

2001: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Ethnomusicology, University of Cambridge.

1989: Erasmus Scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY).

1995-1998: Scholarship from the British Academy, London.

Teaching Experience

1998-2000: Lecturer in Music, University of the Aegean, Department of Education, Rhodes.

1999-2000: Visiting Scholar, University of Crete, School of Philosophy, Department of Philology, Rethymnon.

2000-today: Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, Ionian University, Department of Musical Studies, Corfu.

Principal English Publications

1997: “The Active Listener: Greek Attitudes towards Music Listening in the Age of Enlightenment”, British Journal of Ethnomusicology 6.

1999: “The Evolution of the Chromatic… Species: Greek versus Turkish Music Theory”, Periodical of ICTM Maqam Group 5, Berlin.

2003: “Musical Encounters at the Greek Courts of Jassy and Bucharest in the 18th century”, in: Dem. Tziovas (ed.), Greece and the Balkans, Ashgate.

Principal Greek Publications

2003: The Musical Portrait of Modern-Greek Enlightenment (Armos Publications).

2004: From Plato to Theodorakis: The Reconstruction of a 2000-Year Dialogue on Greek Music (En plo Publications).

2005: The Influx of western-European Music into Greek Province, 19th century (Elytron Publications).

Articles in: Periodical of ELIA (1999), Yearly of the Centre of Asian Minor Studies (1999-2000), Mousikos Logos 4 (2002), Nea Estia (Oct. 2003), Ariadne 9 (2003), Syncresis 14 (2004), Polyphonia 7 (2005), etc.

Other Activities

1995: Contributor to Broadcast Series “Spirit of the Age”, BBC Radio 3, on Byzantine Chant and related Traditions (Coptic, Armenian, etc.); Host: Dr Christopher Page.

1997: First Ever Recording of the English Compositions by Eva Palmer-Sikelianou, ERA, Greek Radio 3.

1987-1997: Member of the “Greek Byzantine Choir” of Lycourgos Angelopoulos.



Panagiotis Poulos


Panagiotis Poulos was born in Athens in 1977. He studied Ethnomusicology (BA Honours) at the Department of Music Studies of SOAS (University of London), where he also completed his doctoral thesis under the title “Inheriting innovation: A study of taksim within lineage of Turkish tanbur players”. Among his research interests are the improvised music traditions of the Middle East, Turkish musicology, politics of culture, music and nation state, and recoding industry. While studying, he also took lesson on the saz and lavta from Perikles Papapetropoulos (Greece), Cemal Akkiraz (London), Murat Aydemir and Necati Çelik (Turkey). As a musician he has participated in various Balkan and Middle Eastern ensembles, performing in London and Istanbul (Mandura, Nagme, Ìüamer Ketencoğlu Kompanya, etc.), and he is also member of the free improvisation quartet Rest. Panagiotis Poulos has worked as an academic advisor for the performance centre Labyrinth (Crete), and he is currently teaching stuff at the Department of Popular and Folk Music of the Ô.Å.É. of Epirus.



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).

He Hellenike musike stous Olympiakous Agones kai tis Olympiades (1858-1896) [Greek music in the Olympic Games and the Olympiads (1858-1896)] (Ministry of Culture / Cultura: Athens 2004).

He musike vivliotheke tes Philharmonikes Hetaireias Kerkyras [The music library of Corfu’s Philharmonic Society] (Cultura: Athens 2004).



Giorgos Sakallieros


Giorgos Sakallieros was born in Tübingen, Germany, in 1972. Initial studies in guitar and music theory at the National Conservatory of Athens were followed by further studies in musicology at the Department of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (BA, 1996), as well as at the Department of Music Studies, University of Athens (PhD, 2005). He also studied guitar performance, music theory and composition at “Collegium Musicum” Conservatory in Thessaloniki (graduated with Advanced Diplomas in 1995 and 2005). He is a member of the academic staff of the Department of Music Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is also teaching guitar and advanced music theory at “Collegium Musicum” Conservatory. He has given solo recitals as a guitarist and participated in various ensembles performing his own and other composers’ works. His works have been performed, among others, from the Greek Ensemble for Contemporary Music conducted by Theodoros Antoniou. He won the 1st prize at the First National Composition Competition “Dimitris Dragatakis” (2004). He is a member of the Greek Composers Union. Academic interests: Theory and Application in Musical Analysis, History of Greek Art Music.



Andriana Soulele


She was born in 1979 at Patras. She studied accordion with George Kotsakis and harmony with Vasiliki Philipeou at the Polymnio Conservatory of Patras. In 1998 she was accepted in the Music Studies Department of the University of Athens. She has a Master’s Degree in History of Music and Musicology by the University of Sorbonne (Paris IV). She was a member of the committee of the students’ magazine MOY.S.A. of the Music Studies Department, which has published several of her articles. In 2002 she participated in the International Musicological Symposium Manolis Kalomiris 1883-1962: 40 years after, which took place in Athens. She prepares a PhD in Musicology at the University of Sorbonne (Paris IV) by the supervision of the Professor Jean-Pierre Bartoli.



Ioannis Stavrou


Yiannis Stavrou is a teacher with studies in Byzantine music, guitar and European music theory. His biennial further training in Special Education (education of children with Special Needs) is included in his studies as well. For many years he worked as a radio musical producer. At the same time, as a member of associations and unions, he has dealt with the organization of musical and other cultural events. He is a PhD in the Department of Musical Studies of the Ionian University (scholarship by I.K.Y. – State Institute of Scholarships). He teaches music in Special Schools in Ioannina and “Musical Pedagogy” at the Department of Traditional Music at the T.E.I. of Epirus. His scientific interest is focused on the history of the course of Music in education, on the songs that have been taught in Greek schools since the foundation of the Greek State, as well as on the books that have been published with regard to the teaching of music in Primary School.



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