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Issue 9

(Fall 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 (Slow movements in sonata forms in the classic era. A contribution to the evolution of genres and structural types through the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journals Musicologia and 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 also participated in scientific meetings and international congresses, he has published several articles and translations in various Greek musicological and musical journals, and he contributes for several years to programmes’ notes for the Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall.



Tassos Kolydas

Born in Athens in 1973, he studied the guitar and higher theoretical courses in music in the same city while attending classes at the Department of Early Childhood Education in the University of Crete and the Department of Computer Science in the Open University. He graduated from the Department of Musical Studies of the University of Athens cum laude. In 2006, as a postgraduate candidate in the same department enjoying a scholarship given by the Institute of State Scholarships, he completed successfully his thesis on the history of music. He has taught the guitar and courses on the history of music in various conservatories in Athens. He has been one of the founding members and in the editing committee of both the students journal Mou.S.A. and the musicological journal Polyphonia. He has been a founding member and the president of the students committee and of the alumni of the Department of Musical Studies in the University of Athens. He has taken part in research studies undertaken by the University of Athens and in a program on the digital documentation of the cultural collections of the Greek National Opera.



George-Julius Papadopoulos

He earned a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Dr. Papadopoulos specializes in the life and work of Johannes Brahms, regularly presenting papers at international conferences in Europe and the US. His dissertation, entitled “Johannes Brahms and Nineteenth-Century Comic Ideology”, was unanimously awarded the 2003 Karl Geiringer Scholarship in Brahms Studies by the American Brahms Society.

He graduated from the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki (Soloist Diploma in Piano and Degree in Harmony) with the highest honors and attended the Department of Musical Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 1992 he was given a scholarship by the Royal Academy of Music in London, and earned diplomas in piano and pedagogy, having also studied harpsichord and orchestral conducting. He completed his piano studies with a Master of Music from King’s College, London, on scholarships by the British Council, the Schillizzi Foundation in Kent and the Lilian Voudouris Foundation in Athens.

In 1996 he began doctoral studies in music history on a scholarship by the University of Washington, where he subsequently taught for five years. He was nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000, and three years later he won the Adelyn Peck-Leverett Prize for the best paper in music history. His fields of interest include the German Romanticism, the Aesthetics of Music and the Philosophy of Art, and the development of the Piano Concerto. He is the Head of Piano Studies at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki.



Katy (Ekaterini) Romanou

PhD in Musicology (University of Athens).
Master of Music in Musicology (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana).
She was music critic of the daily He Kathemerine [The Daily] (1974-1986).
She taught in various music conservatories in Athens, Argos, Kalamata and Volos.
Since 1993 she is in the faculty of the Music Department of the University of Athens.
She is the author of many articles and chapters (in Greek and foreign periodicals and collective editions) and the books:
Ethnikes Musikes Periegesis. 1901-1912 [Wandering National Music. 1901-1912], 2 volumes, (Cultura: Athens, 1996).
Historia tes Entekhnes 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).
Entekhni Hellenike Musike stous Neoterous Khronous [Greek Art Music in Modern Times] (Cultura: Athens 2006).



Alexandros Stoupakis

Alexandros Stoupakis is born in Chios island in 1970. He has studied higher theoretics and music composition in Greece and has made postgraduate studies (MA, MPhil) at the university of Birmingham, England, whereas he is working out his doctorate at the faculty of Musical Studies at the University of Athens, having as subject “The life and works of Martino Pesenti (c.1600-1648)”. He lectures at the Public Institutes of Professional Constitution, at the Higher Military Schools, as well as at the Hellenic Open University.

He is a member of the International Musicological Society, of the Society of Seventeenth-Century Music, of the editors’ committee of the electronic periodical Science of Dance, of the Hellenic committee for the schools’ artistic competitions, and finally he is the artistic director of the cultural fellowship “Odos Technon”.

His research interest focuses mainly on the secular music of the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods.



Costas Tsougras

Costas Tsougras was born in Volos in 1966. He began his musical studies in Volos (accordion and classical harmony) and continued them in Thessaloniki (counterpoint, fugue and composition with Christos Samaras). He studied musicology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (BA, PhD in music analysis). He is a lecturer on music analysis at the Music Department of the A.U.Th. and a teacher of harmony and counterpoint at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki. He is a member of Greek Composers
Union, ESCOM (European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music) and SMT (Society for Music Theory).



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