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Issue 19

(Fall 2011)




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 his 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 Board as well as of the Advisory Board of both the journals Polyphonia and Musicologia. He has also participated in the Greek RIPM group (Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale / Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, 1800-1950), in scientific meetings and international congresses, he has published several articles and translations in various musicological journals and music periodicals as well as in other scientific publications, and he has contributed for several years to programme notes for the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) and the Athens State Orchestra. After the circulation of two books translated by him in Greek (Nicholas Cook, Music: A Very Short Introduction, 2007; Constantin Floros, Gustav Mahler – Visionär und Despot. Porträt einer Persönlichkeit, 2010), his original study entitled The two piano sonatas of Dimitri Mitropoulos: From late romanticism to National School of Music was published by “Panas music” in 2011.

His research interests include the following fields: theory of music forms (from 18th to 21st centuries), the evolution of instrumental music genres and forms in the baroque, classic and romantic era, music analysis and morphology.



Ioannis Papachristopoulos

Ioannis Papachristopoulos is a Doctor of Musicology (Dr. Phil. / PhD) 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, being, as a result, 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.



Mando Pyliarou

Ph.D. in Musicology (University of Athens). She was born in Athens. She studied piano and music theory at the Hellenic Conservatory of Music, where she was awarded with diplomas in Counterpoint, Harmony and Certificate for music teachers. After graduating from the Faculty of Music Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, she successfully defended her Doctoral Dissertation in Musicology (Greek music periodicals in the interwar (1925-1934). Issues of music life and education). For several years, she was a professor at the Greek-French School of Ursulines, and since 1998 she’s been employed in public education. Two of her research papers can be found at the Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri” at the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron). She is also one of the first members of the Greek group of the international research programme RIPM (Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale / Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, 1800-1950).



Thanasis Trikoupis

Thanasis Trikoupis studied music in Athens (Piano Diploma under professor Dimitris Toufexis, Composition Diploma under professor Giannis Ioannidis, Harpsichord Diploma under professor Thomas Karachalios) and mechanical engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. He completed his piano studies at the Conservatoire Europeén de Musique de Paris, under Chantal Stigliani, and his composition studies at the Music University of Graz, under Beat Furrer and Georg Friedrich Haas (Magister der Künste). Subsequently, he accomplished his doctoral studies in the Faculty of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, under the supervision of professor Evi Nika-Sampson, and was nominated Doctor of Musicology – Musical Education.

As an artist (director of choir, orchestra and music ensembles, soloist of the piano, harpsichord, and as a composer), he has cooperated with many artistic societies, such as the Academic Symphonic Orchestras of the Trakya University, and the N.T.U.A., the University of Bielefeld, the Greek Ensemble of Contemporary Music, the Ensemble Neuer Music of the Music University of Graz, the Musik Forum and Hörfest of the City of Graz, the Association of Greek Academics in Berlin, the Union of Greek Composers, the Athens Concert Hall, the International Trade Fair of Thessaloniki, the French-Greek Association of Athens, the Goethe Institute, the American College of Greece, as well as with several German-Greek associations et al.

He is teaching at the Faculty of Music Studies, A.U.TH.



Nikos Tzioumaris

He was born in 1984. He has a Master in “Musical culture and communication. Anthropological and communicational approaches of music” from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He graduated from the Department of Traditional Music of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus with musical specialization in Lute. He also has a degree in classical guitar. He has worked as an editor of the Musical Archive of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT S.A.). He is interested in aesthetics and ideology of arts.



George Vlastos

He was born in Athens in 1974. He studied piano at the Conservatory of Athens and musicology at the Faculty of Music Studies of the University of Athens, and graduated from both in 1997. Subsequently, in 1998 he received a Master’s Degree in Musicology (D.E.A) from the University of Sorbonne (Paris IV). In 2005 he received his doctorate from the University of Athens; his doctoral thesis is entitled: “The Reception of Greek Antiquity in Early 20th-century French Music: 1900-1918”. He is editor in chief of the Greek musicological journal Polyphonia and member of the RIPM Greek team (Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale / Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, 1800-1950). He collaborates regularly with the editorial department of Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall – and has participated in several international musicological congresses in Greece and abroad as member of the organizing committee and speaker. His publications include essays in edited books, articles and book reviews in Greek and international academic journals. He has also edited books and conference proceedings and has translated essays that appeared in academic publications in Greece and abroad.


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