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Issue 8

(Spring 2006)




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.



Anastasia Kakaroglou


She was born in Athens in 1980. She had her piano diploma from the Attico Conservatory of Athens in 2000. In 2002 she graduated from the Department of Musical Studies of the University of Athens. Now she is a PhD Candidate of the Department of Musical Studies of the University of Athens (subject: French researchers of the Greek music in the end of 19th and in the beginning of the 20th century), as well as a student in the 4th year of the Department of French Language and Literature of the University of Athens. She works as a music teacher in Primary Education.



Demetrios E. Lekkas


• BS, Mathematics, Carnegie – Mellon University, 1973.

• MBA, Operations Management, The University of Rochester, 1975.

• PhD, Department of Music Studies, The University of Athens, 1995. Dissertation: The mathematical theory of music.

Author, scientific supervisor of textbook and already a tutor (3rd year), course “Arts II, Overview of Greek music and dance”, The Hellenic Open University.

Professional experience: 2 years as Director of Programmes in The Greek Management Association, several years’ experience in radio and television, texts in various media, musicological analyses in CD’s and books, especially of traditional music, literary editor of a multi-volume series of Greek literature, teacher of seminars and classes on music and mathematics at governmental and other agencies as well as schools, linguistic advisor of a scientific dictionary, translations.

He has composed a variety of works, pieces and songs for various ensembles, notably settings of poetry, music for radio, television, documentaries, drama with a particular emphasis on theatre for children, cinema (award, Greek cinematography festival 1980), ballets, cartoons, puppet theatre, art and scientific exhibitions, CD-Rom’s. Concerts, albums and CD’s with original and traditional material, songs, scores and instrumentations. He plays recorders. An almost exclusive collaboration with shadow theatre master Eugenios Spatharis.

Research interests and accomplishments in the fields of music theory, structural and historical approach to Greek music (prehistoric, ancient, Byzantine and traditional), pure mathematics, cosmology and astronomy, linguistics (e.g. phonetics and structural aspects of the ancient Greek tongue), cultural studies and classical philosophy in what regards music. Participation and papers read at several international conferences, lectures on music and mathematics at Greek and foreign Universities and other organizations.



Eirini Nikolaou


Eirini Nikolaou was born in 1975. She graduated as a musician from the Music Department of University of Athens. She received the Postgraduate degree “Philosophy” from the department Philosophy-Pedagogy-Psychology of Ioannina University. Furthermore, she has diplomas in piano and composition, accompanied by first and second awards, respectively. She has been involved with the conducting (chorus and orchestra) and she has done many concerts as a piano soloist and conductor as well. From 2002 she is a main teaching member for the Primary Educational Department of Ioannina University, teaching music, and she is also responsible of the chorus conducting of the Department. From 1999 she is a scientific associate member for the Pre-school Education of the Technological Institute at Epirus, teaching music pedagogue. She was a lecturer on music theory, piano and music for pre-school education at conservatories of Athens, Ioannina, Agrinio etc. Her research interests are focused on music pedagogue, philosophy and ancient Greek music as well. She is a member of the Graduates’ Association of the Department of Musical Studies of the University of Athens.



Markos Skoulios


Markos Skoulios was born and grown up in Thessaloniki. After taking his degree in Electrical Engineering in 1990, he started a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Chaotic Dynamics, which he quit very soon to devote himself to the study of music traditions found in the area between Greece and North India. Among his teachers were Panagiotis Neohoritis (theory and practice of Byzantine chanting), Cinuçen Tanrıkorur (ud and Ottoman classical music), Ömer Erdoğdular, Ümıt Gürelman and Murat Tokaç (ney and Sufi music), Caner Şahin (saz and Turkish, Kurdish and Azeri folk traditions), Mohammad Rahim Khoshnawwaz (rabab and music of Afghanistan), Bachalal Mishra and Santosh Mishra (sarangi and Hindustani classical music) and Lefteris Mitropoulos (Hindustani Tala and Raga systems). Ever since 1994 he has been working as a professional musician, being a member of groups such as “Eastern Music Workshop”, “En la mar ay una torre”, “Attaris”, “En Chordais”, “Romanos Melodos” and “Cafe Aman”. In the period between 1994 and 2002 he taught the ud, the ney and Modal Analysis in several state or private music schools and conservatories. In the same period he completed his studies in Byzantine music taking his Degree in 2000 and his Diploma in 2002. During the academic year 2002-3 he studies for his Masters in Ethnomusicology at SOAS, University of London, and at the same time he undertook the coordination of the research group responsible for the theory of Mediterranean music in the context of “MediMuses”, a three year program funded by the European Community and realised by the music organization “En Chordais”. Since the fall of 2003 he has been teaching in the Department of Traditional Music of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, in Arta.



Irini Theodosopoulou


Ph.D. in Musicology, Faculty of Musical Studies, School of Philosophy, University of Athens; as a recipient of “IKY” scholarship (in the field of Ethnomusicology), she completed her doctoral work under the supervision of Professor George Amargianakis. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Musical Studies of the University of Athens and of the National Conservatory of Athens, where she completed her studies in piano. During the years 1998-2003 she participated as a researcher at the following Research Programs: 1) “Thalitas: The Violin Tradition in the traditional music of Crete”, under the aegis of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies (Institution of Technology and Research) [I.T.E.] and the Faculty of Musical Studies at the University of Athens, 2) “Ancient – Byzantine – Traditional music”, under the aegis of the I.M.S. / I.T.E., and 3) “Enrichment of the Archive of traditional music”, under the aegis of the Faculty of Musical Studies, at the University of Athens. During the years 1998-2003 she was teaching with Professor of Ethnomusicology George Amargianakis at the faculty of Musical Studies, University of Athens. During the year 2003-2004 she was teaching as an adjunct member at the faculty of Musical Studies, University of Athens. From 1-3-2004 to 31-12-2005 she was in charge of Ethnomusicological research at Program Crinno Music II, “The musical tradition of ‘lyra’ in the Cretan traditional music of the Rethymnon prefecture”, Institute for Mediterranean Studies. Her interests and research include: a) field-work at Crete region, b) work on Morphology of the Greek traditional music, c) work on Improvisation, d) work in transcribing the traditional music of Greece on the system of European notation with specific signs.



Nina-Maria Wanek


She was born in 1974 in Vienna. Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, as well as History of Art at the University of Vienna. Ph.D. about Manolis Kalomiris and Nikos Skalkottas (which was published in 2003 in the series “Wiener Studien zur Musikwissenschaft”). 2002-2005 she has been working on a research project about Byzantine musical manuscripts at the Austrian National Library, which will be published by the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2006. In January 2006 she achieved her “Habilitation” in “Historical Musicology” at the University of Vienna. In autumn 2006 she will start on another three-year research project on Byzantine Music (about “Heirmologia and Sticheraria”).

Papers at international conferences in Austria, Germany and Greece. Collaboration with the Egon Wellesz-exhibitions at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2000, as well as at the Jewish Museum in 2004. In 2002 she organised the conference “Greek composers and Arnold Schoenberg” at the Arnold Schonberg-Centre Vienna and in 2004 the conference in honour of Nikos Skalkottas’ 100th birthday at the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Musik. She works as a lecturer at the University of Vienna, as well as a freelance translator of Modern Greek prose and poetry.



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