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Issue 17

(Fall 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.



Leontios Hadjileontiadis

Born (1966) in Kastoria, northern Greece. He studied music theory and classical guitar obtaining Diplomas in Guitar Performance (1993 – Prof. F. Bakses, Macedonian Conservatory, Thessaloniki [MCT], Greece) and in Composition (1997 – Prof. Th. Antoniou, MCT), both with honors and 1st Prize. He also holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering (1989, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki [AUTH], Greece), a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1997, AUTH) and a PhD in Music Composition (2004 – Prof. David Blake, University of York, UK). He currently serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, AUTH, and teaches composition at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece. Up to now, he has written 81 works and awarded 9 times. He has been a member of Greek Composers’ Union (GCU) from 1993; since 2001, he is a Board Member of GCU and ISCM Greek Section. His works have been played (or broadcast) both nationally and internationally (e.g. in ISCM-WMD 1999 and 2006). His compositional orientations and research interests include the use of advance signal processing techniques (e.g. wavelets, fractals, fuzzy-logic, polyspectra, stochastic models), both in music composition and in biomedical engineering.



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.



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); Dimitri Mitropoulos (1985 / Athens Academy Award); Dimitri 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 “Dimitri 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 Dimitri 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.



Dimitris E. Lekkas


BS, Mathematics, Carnegie – Mellon University, 1973;

MBA, Operations Management, The University of Rochester, 1975;

Ph.D., Department of Music Studies, The University of Athens, 1996; dissertation: The mathematical theory of music.

Author, scientific supervisor of textbook and already a tutor (7th year) in the course “Arts II, Overview of Greek music and dance”, Studies in Greek Culture, The Greek Open University.

Professional experience: two years as Director of Programmes in The Greek Management Association, several years’ experience in radio and television, texts in various media, musicological analyses in CDs 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.

Student of Catalan composer Leonardo Balada. 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 (best soundtrack award, Greek cinematography festival 1980), ballets, cartoons, puppet theatre, art and scientific exhibitions, CD-Roms. Concerts, albums and CDs with original, traditional and dubbed material, songs, scorings and instrumentations. He plays recorders. An almost exclusive collaboration with illustrious shadow theatre master Eugenios Spatharis.

Research interests and accomplishments in the fields of tonal and modal music theory, structural and historical approach to Greek music (prehistoric, ancient, Byzantine and traditional), pure mathematics (especially Logic), 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; published monographs, articles and music scores.



Ioannis Papachristopoulos

Ioannis Papachristopoulos is a Doctor of Musicology (Dr. phil. / Ph.D.) of the University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) in Germany. He has completed his undergraduate studies in Musicology – Philosophy – Pedagogy as well as his postgraduate degree (Magister artium / Master of Arts) in Musicology at the same university. He is an alumnus of the Higher Musical Faculty of Cologne (Musikhochschule Köln), where he received a double degree (Diplom) in Composition and Theory of Music. Moreover, he has completed the superior theoretical courses at the National Conservatory of Athens, the Conservatory of Piraeus and Patras Conservatory, as a result being the holder of degrees of Fugue, Counterpoint and Harmony, as well as of a diploma and a degree in Byzantine Music.

Since 2008 he is a lecturer at the University of Cologne in the sector of Historic Musicology at the department of Musicology, direction of Contemporary Music (Music of the Present). He has published several articles and entries in renowned magazines and dictionaries in the area of Musicology and he has participated in many scientific seminars and international conferences and symposiums. His research and teaching interests include compositional-analytical and theoretic-aesthetic issues and reflections regarding Contemporary Music and Byzantine Music.



Katy Romanou

Associate professor of musicology; she taught at the Music Department of the University of Athens from 1994 to 2009 (as a faculty member, from 1996 to 2006). In January and February 2010 she participated in the University Seminars Program of the Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA) as a Senior Visiting Scholar in four U.S. universities.

Katy Romanou has established and directs a Greek group participating in RIPM (Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale / Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, 1800-1950).

Recent publications:

Katy Romanou, Greek Art Music in Recent Times, Cultura, Athens, 2006 [in Greek language].

Katy Romanou (ed.), Serbian and Greek Art Music. A Patch to Western Music History, Intellect, Bristol & Chicago, 2009.

Chrysanthos of Madytos, Great Theory of Music, translated by Katy Romanou, New Rochelle – The Axion Estin Foundation, New York, 2010.

Katy Romanou’s research interests extend to various periods and fields of modern Greek music. In this respect, she has promoted the collaboration with musicologists of Balkan and Eastern European countries. The influence of politics on music life and creation is a standard of her scientific curiosity. A recent research on the years of the dictatorship of I. Metaxas and the German occupation was presented in an article entitled “Exchanging Rings under dictatorships”, published in Music and Dictatorship in Europe and Latin America (Brepols, Turnhout, 2009), p. 27-64.



Anastasia Siopsi

Anastasia Siopsi is an Associate Professor inAesthetics of Music”, Music Department, Ionian University; she is also tutor of a course entitled “History of the Arts in Europe” (degree inEuropean Culture”), Greek Open University. She has also a degree in Architecture (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Architecture, Thessaloniki, 1989).

Her main research activities include papers and lectures in international musicological conferences andover 70 – publications and contributions in collective volumes, international musicological journals and publications in Greece and abroad, mainly on German romantic music, especially Richard Wagners music dramas (her PhD dissertation was entitled Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen: The Reforging of the Sword or, Towards a Reconstruction of the People’s Consciousness, U.E.A., U.K., 1996); also on modern Greek art music, especially Manolis Kalomiris’s work and aesthetic and ideological aspects at the era of the National School of Music; on Greek women composers; on music in revivals of ancient drama in modern Greece; and on issues of music education in Greek Universities.

Her books include: Three Essays on Manolis Kalomiris [in Greek] (Athens: Greek Musicological Publications 4, Music Publishing House Papagrigoriou – Nakas, 2003), and Music in Nineteenth-Century Europe [in Greek] (Athens: George Dardanos Publications [Gutenberg], 2005).

Chapters in collective volumes include (more recent) her “Dreaming the myth of ‘wholeness’: Romantic interpretations of Ancient Greek Music in Greece (c1890-1914)”, in a collective edition entitled Textual Intersections: Literature, History and the Arts in Nineteenth Century Europe (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft series), Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2009, p. 201-214.

She is co-editor, together with Prof. Graham Welch (Institute of Education, U.K.), of an international on-line journal entitled Hellenic Journal of Music, Education and Culture (HeJMEC).


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