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Issue 13

(Fall 2008)




biographical notes


Evdoxia Angelidou

Evdoxia Angelidou is a graduate of the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. She also attended the Department of Musicology and Musical Pedagogics of Music Academy Pancho Vladigerov, Sofia (Bulgaria), where she studied choir direction. During her studies she attended a year in the Department of Musicology of the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). In her bachelor dissertation she worked on the myth of Prometheus in the history of European music. Her doctoral dissertation – at the Ionian University, Corfu – is about the relation of myth and music. Since 2005 she teaches music in primary schools, secondary schools and business institutions, and she is a choir director. She speaks English, Bulgarian and German. She has taken part in various seminars and congresses in the fields of Musical Pedagogy, Music Therapy, Musical Semiotics, Choir Direction and Musicology, and she has published articles in Greek and international musicological and pedagogical journals



Ioannis Fulias

Ph.D. in Musicology (University of Athens) – personal website: http://users.uoa.gr/~foulias. 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 (now the Faculty of Music 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 Boards of the journals Musicologia and Polyphonia and of the Advisory Board of the last one, 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 journals and music periodicals as well as in other scientific publications, and he contributes for several years to programmes’ notes for the Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall.



Anastasia Kakaroglou

She was born in Athens. She graduated from the Department of Musical Studies and the Department of French Language and Literature of the University of Athens. She also received a piano diploma from the Atticon Conservatory of Athens. She is at present a doctoral candidate in Musicology, working on the subject “French researchers on Greek music at the end of the 19th century and the beginnings of the 20th”. Anastasia Kakaroglou holds a state scholarship and teaches music in primary school.



Panos Panopoulos

Panagiotis Panopoulos was born in Athens in 1967. He studied Education at the University of Athens and Social Anthropology at the University of the Aegean. He was awarded a PhD by the University of the Aegean in 1998. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music and Dance at the Department of Social Anthropology and History, University of the Aegean. His ethnographic publications concern the symbolism of sound and hearing in modern Greece, through a case-study of animal bells: “Animal Bells as Symbols: Sound and Hearing in a Greek Island Village”, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 9, 2003: 639-656. Another part of his research interests concerns the study of local associations and the role of musical performances in the construction of identity: “Retour au village natal: Associations locales et renouveau culturel”, Ethnologie Française XXXV, 2005/2: 243-253 (special issue: Evthymios Papataxiarchis [ed.], Grèce: Figures de l’altérité)



Theocharis Raptis

Theocharis Raptis was born in Ioannina and studied philosophy, pedagogy and psychology at the University of Ioannina and music at the “Tsakalof” Conservatoire of Epirus. Thereafter he studied music pedagogy, philosophy and musicology in the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. After his Magister (MA) in music education at the Institute of Musical Pedagogy (LMU), he received his PhD in February 2007. His dissertation, which was published by Peter Lang Verlag, explores ideas about music education in Plato and Aristotle. During his studies “The Panayotis & Effie Michelis Foundation” in Athens funded him, and he gave lectures on Greek music at the Department of New Greek Literature at the LMU. Among his relevant work experience is his involvement in a music education project for early childhood in Munich (TreFam). Since 2005 he teaches in the Department of Folk and Traditional Music in the Epirus Institute of Technology. Since July 2008 he works in the postdoctoral project “New Aesthetics – Restructurings of Aesthetics”. His special interests include music education in ancient Greece, aesthetics of music, systematic music education and instruction of musical instruments.



Katy Romanou

Katy Romanou – Ph.D. in Musicology (University of Athens); Master of Music in Musicology (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana) – was music critic of the daily He Kathemerine (1974-1986) and taught in various music conservatories in Athens, Argos, Kalamata and Volos. Since 1993 she is in the Faculty of Music Studies of the University of Athens.

Katy Romanou is head of the Greek team and associate editor for the Greek language in RIPM (Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale / Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, 1800-1950), and member of the editorial boards of the Greek periodicals Musicologia and Polyphonia.

She is the author of many articles and chapters (in Greek and foreign periodicals and collective editions) and the books (in Greek language): Wandering National Music. 1901-1912, 2 volumes (Cultura, Athens 1996); History of Neohellenic Art Music (Cultura, Athens 2000); Greek Music in the Olympic Games and the Olympiads (1858-1896) (Ministry of Culture / Cultura, Athens 2004); The Music Library of Corfu’s Philharmonic Society (Cultura, Athens 2004); Greek Art Music in Modern Times (Cultura, Athens 2006).

She is the editor of a trilingual collective edition entitled Aspects of Greek and Serbian Music (Orpheus, Athens 2007).



Angeliki Skandali

Angeliki Skandali was born in Athens in 1967. She has lived in Thessaloniki (1986-2002) and since 2002 she shares her living time between Athens and northern Greece. Her conservatory studies include theoretical studies (Counterpoint, Fuge) with Alkis Baltas, as well as piano, music theory and band orchestration at the Hellenic Conservatory in Athens. Since 2007 she studies orchestra conducting with Loukas Karytinos.

She has graduated (with honours) the Department for Music Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1995. She has expertised in Historical Musicology and her thesis was about the Greek opera. Postgraduate studies in Musicology – Opera Analysis at the University of Leeds followed. Since October 2007 she prepares her doctoral dissertation on an operatic topic for the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Her researches concern any topic about Greek opera and operetta. Her first book, The procession of opera in Greece during 19th century… (ed. Gutenberg, Athens 2001, ISBN 960-01-0870-6), was greeted as the first modern history of Greek opera. She still publishes articles about opera in Greece during 19th and 20th centuries.

In 2005 she completed her 15-year career as a public school teacher of music. She remains in education with a consultative role about music teaching at the Experimental School of the University of Athens. As she loves singing, she indulges a private teaching with Yolanda di Tasso. In addition, she has attended classes at composition with Christos Samaras.



Nestor Taylor

Nestor Taylor studied music theory, harmony and counterpoint at the Athens Conservatory. He also studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and at Royal Holloway, University of London. He holds a number of diplomas and degrees in composition: LGSM, Certificate of Advanced Studies (Guildhall School of Music), and M.Mus. and M.Phil. (University of London), as well as an ALCM in Conducting.

Recordings of his works have been published by LYRA, with numerous performances in Greece (Athens Megaron Concert Hall, Greek National Opera, Goethe Institute in Athens etc.), as well as abroad (Conway Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Kioi Hall in Tokyo, Lübeck Opera Theatre, Odessa Philharmonic Concert Hall etc.).

He is a regular member of AEPI and the Greek Composers Union, and a founding member of the Athens Composers Forum. Author of the studies The Pythagorean Harmony (ed. Nefeli, Athens 2000) and The technique of string-divisi (ed. Nikolaides, Athens 2007). His music is published by Papagrigoriou – Nakas in Greece and E. C. Schirmer abroad.


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