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Issue 18

(Spring 2011)




biographical notes


Nikos Andrikos


Nikos Andrikos was born in Mytilene in 1982. In the age of seven he started studying ecclesiastical music with Protopsaltis (First Chanter) Theodoros Maniatis. During 2000-2004 he participated in the scientific programme of Manolis Hatziyakoumis “Monuments of Ecclesiastical Music”. He lived in Istanbul from 2004 to 2007, working as a chanter in the first choir of the Ecumenical Patriarchate next to the Archon Protopsaltis (Master First Chanter) of the Holy Great Church of Christ, Leonidas Asteris.

In 2002 he commenced his studies in Turkish folk music, learning the saz under the instruction of Periklis Papapetropoulos. During his stay in Istanbul he studied saz, methods of musical transcription and folk vocal repertoire next to the masters of the old generation of the National Turkish Radio Institute (TRT), Mehmet Erenler, Yücel Paşmakçı and Şahin Gültekin. At the same time, he attended a postgraduate programme at the University of Haliç as a guest researcher, in the field of the folk idiomatic music of the Turkish territory.

He has completed his PhD Dissertation in the Department of Music Studies at the Ionian University under the title The Greek Orthodox Ecclesiastical Music of Smyrna (1800-1922) (to be published within the next months). At the same time, he has carried out anthropological research, focusing on the Northeast Aegean region, by recording musicians coming from Asia Minor and collecting rare archives (collections of musical manuscripts, historical recordings, etc). Since September 2009 he lives in Arta, teaching as a scientific assistant in the Department of Folk and Traditional Music of the Technological Institute of Epirus.

He has published papers in scientific journals and made announcements in musicological and historical conferences. His scientific interests include the musical production of the late-Ottoman period, the oral-idiomatic character of ecclesiastical music, and the theory of the modal systems of the art and folk music of the East.



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.



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.



Katerina Levidou


Katerina Levidou is a postdoctoral Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, University of Oxford. She studied musicology, the piano, harmony and counterpoint at undergraduate level in Greece (University of Athens and National Conservatory of Athens). She received a Master’s degree in musicology from King’s College, University of London, funded by the Onassis Benefit Foundation, and a doctorate from the University of Oxford (St Antony’s College), funded by the Ismene Fitch Foundation and a Vice-Chancellor’s Fund Award. Her doctoral thesis explores the intersection of Stravinskian neoclassicism with Russian émigré Eurasianist ideology during the interwar years. She has presented papers at several international musicological and Slavic conferences, she has given invited talks and has published articles and book reviews on Russian and Greek music. She has been teaching undergraduate classes and tutorials at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include Eastern European (especially Russian and Greek) music, modernism, nationalism, music and identity, emigration, spirituality and aesthetics. She is co-convenor of the Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies.



Theodore Loustas


Born in Thessaloniki in 1965, Theodore Loustas is a Greek musicologist, violin professor and record collector. He studied at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki and later at various Conservatories in Athens (Harmony Diploma with professor Alkis Baltas, Counterpoint Diploma with professor Konstantinos Nikitas, Fugue Diploma with professor Yannis Ioannidis and Violin Diploma with professor Vladislav Halapsis). He graduated from the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University (Thessaloniki). He took private piano lessons from the distinguished soloist Domna Evnouchidou. He has attended composition seminars with Yannis A. Papaioannou and Theodore Antoniou, among others, and many violin seminars with world famous professors (Sergei Kravchenko, Edouard Grach, Zakhar Bron etc).

Between 1986 and 1995 he worked as a producer and broadcaster of various radio programs of the Third Program of the Greek State Radio (“Old recordings”, “The Great Violinists”, “Impressionism in Western Art Music” etc.). His private sound archive (mainly of Western art music, from the Middle Ages up to the 20th century) is one of the most important in Greece and includes thousands of rare recordings.

As a musicologist he has collaborated for many years with the Editorial Section (program notes) and the Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri” (critical presentation of books) at the Athens Concert Hall (“Megaron”). He has taught at various Music High Schools (violin) and Conservatories (violin, history and morphology of music, harmony, counterpoint etc.) in Athens.



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.



Costas Tsougras


The composer and musicologist Costas Tsougras was born in Volos in 1966. He began his musical studies in Volos (piano, 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 (bachelor and PhD in music analysis). He is Assistant Professor of Systematic Musicology and Music Analysis at the Music Department of the A.U.Th. and a member of Greek Composers’ Union, ESCOM (European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music) and SMT (Society for Music Theory). He is also the editor of Musical Pedagogics, the GSME’s (Greek Society for Music Education) scientific journal.



Ion Zottos (1944-2010)


He was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1944, and studied English, Music and Musicology in Greece, Great Britain and the U.S.A. – M.A. and Ph.D. (1977) at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He dealt with music composition and music critique, he worked for several years as a radio producer for the Third Programme of E.R.T., he was a founding member of the journal Musicologia (since 1985) and also a member of the Greek Composers’ Union and of the International Siegfried Wagner Society. Since 1991, as a Professor at the Music Department of the University of Athens, he promoted especially the research fields of history of music (from Renaissance to 19th century), theory of several music genres and forms (foremost of opera and chamber music), as well as comparative theory of literature and music. His publications include the books Church Music of the Baroque Era. Claudio Monteverdi: The Mass and Vespers of 1610 (Athens 1996), The Early String Quartet, ca. 1760-1790 (Athens 1996), and Humanism and the Birth of Opera (Athens 2003) – all of them in Greek.


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