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Issue 16

(Spring 2010)




biographical notes


Ioannis Fulias


Lecturer in “Systematic Musicology. Music Theory (18th-19th centuries)” at the Faculty of Music Studies of the University of Athens (personal website: http://users.uoa.gr/~foulias). He was born in Athens in 1976. In 1989 he began 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, where he graduated in 1999, and in which successfully defended 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, as well as of the Advisory Board of the latter one. He has also participated in the Greek RIPM group, in scientific meetings and international congresses, has published several articles and translations in various Greek musicological journals and music periodicals as well as in other scientific publications, and has contributed for several years to programme notes for the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) and the Athens State Orchestra.



Nicolae Gheorghiţă


He has been Associate Professor at the Music National University in Bucharest (since 1999) and Music Officer at the Military Music Service. Born in 1971, in Constanţa County, he graduated the Music National University, “Byzantine Music” section (1996) and “Musicology” section (1998), and attended post-university studies within the same institution (master degree, 1996-1997; doctoral degree, 2005), as well as in Athens with Gregorios Stathis and Lykourgos Angelopoulos (1997-1998), in Thessaloniki with Antonios Alygizakis (2003-2004), in Cambridge with Ruth Davis (2006, 2009) and in St. Petersburg (2009). Second Conductor of the Byzantine Music Choir “Psalmodia” at the Music National University in Bucharest and member of The Union of Composers and Musicologists of Romania (2001).

Author of four volumes (Sebastian Barbu-Bucur – monograph, Ed. PIC-ART Press & Design, Bucharest, 2000; Chinonicul duminical în perioada post-bizantină. Liturgică şi muzică, Ed. Sophia, Bucharest, 2007 and 2009; Ôï ÁíáóôáóéìáôÜñéï ôïõ Äéïíõóßïõ Öùôåéíïý, Athens, 2009; Antichitatea creştină şi muzica ei, Ed. Sophia, Bucharest, 2009 – forthcoming) and over 20 studies in Romanian, English and Greek languages, most of them submitted to national and international Musicology and Byzantine Studies symposiums (in Greece, Nederland, Finland, Austria, England and Romania).



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.



Magdalini Kalopana


Magdalini Kalopana (b. 1976, Athens) studied Musicology in the Department of Musical Studies at the University of Athens (1993-1998). In 2008, after ten years of research and under a State Scholarship, she completed her doctoral dissertation with the title Dimitris Dragatakis: Work’s catalogue, at the same University’s Department. As a musicologist she has been collaborating with the Athens Concert Hall (Publication Section and Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri”), the 3rd Programme of the Hellenic Radio (musicologist and producer of the programmes: “By the reason of a song” and “Track into the world”), Greek Composers Union (Works for orchestra by Greek composers No 1, Lyra, 2004, etc.), D. Dragatakis’ Friends Society (various concert programmes and editions like Dragatakis Dimitris. Chamber Music I, Irida, 2005) and other organizations and companies in presentations and editions (Dragatakis Dimitris. Complete Solo Piano Music, Naxos, 2008, etc.). She has also participated in the international conferences: “Musical folklore as a vehicle?” (Belgrade, 2008), “2nd International Conference for Ph.D. Music Students” (Thessaloniki, 2009), “Greek Music for the opera and other forms of the performing arts in the 20th century” (Athens, 2009) and “Beyond the centers: Musical avant gardes since 1950” (Thessaloniki, 2010). Her articles are often published in Greek music periodicals.



Apostolos Kostios


He studied advanced theory and piano at the Hellenic Conservatory, vocal studies at the Athens National Conservatory, Art History, Philosophy and Musicology at the University of Vienna. In 1980 he was nominated Doctor of Philosophy (Musicology) at the University of Vienna.

He has taught at the Hellenic Conservatory of Athens and also served as a music critic for the newspaper Dimokratiki Allagi, published in Athens. He was elected Associate Professor in 1992 and Professor at the Athens University in 1998, in the Faculty of Music Studies (Musicology). He has worked with the First and Third Program of ERT (Hellenic Radio and Television), as well as the Austrian Radio as scientific advisor and producer in more than eight hundred broadcasts. He has given lectures and made announcements in international musicology conferences and has represented Greece at the General Congresses of the International Music Council – UNESCO, while also has served as President of the Greek department of this organization from 1998 to its dissolution (2009). He is a member of the Plenary Session of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO. His initiative established the “Hellenic Music Award – UNESCO”. He has founded the associations “Friends of Music Society” and “Friends of Hellenic Music Library, Museum and Hellenic Art Music Archive Society” (1991), of which he was elected President and has been elected ever since. Moreover, he created the “Hellenic Music Archive and Documentation Centre” that includes, among others, the “D. Mitropoulos Collection” and with the support of whom exhibitions under the title “D. Mitropoulos – Life and work” were realized in Greece and large music centres abroad (Athens, Milan, Vienna, N. York, Nafplio, Volos, Moscow, Patra etc.). He served as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the National Opera for the time span between 1999-2006. From 1981 until 2009, he has offered his services as “Advising Professor” to the “Alexander S. Onassis” public benefit foundation.

Greek music constitutes the centre of his research interests. He has been the advising scientist or cooperator of research programmes, such as: “Publication of texts and biography documentations of M. Kalomiris”, “The History of the Athens National Orchestra”, “Corpus of music critic notes by M. Dounias”, “Detection and collection of texts in newspapers and magazines relevant to the Greek music life from the middle of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century”, “Digitization of the National Opera Archive” etc. The revival of interest on the work of Mitropoulos is owed to him and –to a great extend– the promotion of Greek art music abroad. He has established the “Biography construction of living Greek composers” university seminar. He has written the following books: Fifty years of the Greek Composers Union, 1931-1981 (1981); Dimitris Mitropoulos (1985 / Athens Academy Award); Dimitris Mitropoulos (Florence 2003); Texts by D. Mitropoulos – Comments by A. Kostios (1997); Catalogue of works by D. Mitropoulos (1997); The element of theatricality in the work of D. Mitropoulos (1997); Musicological issues I (1999); Method of Musicological Research (2001); 75 years of the Greek Composers Union, 1931-2006 – From Chronicle to History (2007 / Union of Greek Theatrical and Music Critics Award, 2008). Written also by A. Kostios are parts of the World Biography Dictionary encyclopaedia, papers on operas performed by the Greek National Opera, articles in Greek and foreign newspapers and magazines. He has translated opera librettos and music books (Paul Griffiths, A Concise History of Modern Music from Debussy to Boulez, 1993; Victor Fuchs, The Art of Singing and the Voice Technique, 1999). He has edited publications of compositions by Mitropoulos, the volume dedicated to music of the Educational Greek Encyclopaedia (Athens Publishing), records publications in Greece and abroad. He is the founder and scientific advisor in charge of the “Greek Musicological Publications” series (eight volumes / Panas Music ed., Papagrigoriou & Nakas). He is a member of the advisory scientific committee for the Musicologia and Mousikos Logos journals. He proposed the foundation and is a member of the Honorary Committee of the orchestra conduct and composition international organization “Dimitris Mitropoulos”. He participates in the initiative for the creation of the “Greek Music Workshop” in the Department of Music Studies of the Athens University. He has been in charge of coordination and scientific editing of the “2010, Year of Dimitris Mitropoulos – 50 years after…” events.

The Austrian Ministry of Education has awarded him with the title of “Professor”. In 2003 he was appointed Professor Emeritus of the Athens University. In 2004 he was appointed Honorary Member of the Greek Composers Union in recognition of his contribution to Greek music. In 2009 he was appointed Honorary Chairman of the Greek National Music Council – UNESCO.



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 board of the Greek periodical Musicologia.

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



Giorgos Sakallieros


Dr. Giorgos Sakallieros is a lecturer of historical musicology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Department of Music Studies / Faculty of Fine Arts). He was born in Tübingen, Germany, in 1972. Initial studies on classical guitar and music theory (National Conservatory of Athens) were followed by further studies on musicology at the Department of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (BA, 1996) as well as 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 & 2005). His papers have been announced in international musicological congresses and published in musicological journals, collective editions and proceedings. His works including orchestral, vocal and chamber music, have been regularly performed, and were awarded in national composition competitions. He is a member of the International Musicological Society (IMS) and of the Greek Composers’ Union.


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