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Issue 20

(Spring 2012)




biographical notes


Kostas Chardas


Kostas Chardas is a lecturer of Systematic Musicology (with emphasis on music theory and analysis) at the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Kostas had his Bachelor in Musicology and his Diploma in Piano by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Athinaikon Conservatoire respectively. He then pursued further studies in England, supported by a scholarship from the Greek Academy. He received a MMus degree by the University of London and a PhD by the University of Surrey (supervised by Chris Mark). His research areas are: theory and analysis, 19th-century music, 20th-century music and Greek art music. His book The Music for Solo Piano of Yannis A. Papaioannou up to 1960: An Analytical, Biographical and Contextual Approach was published in 2010. He is working on the critical editions of Papaioannou’s piano music for Nakas Editions. For the academic year 2011-2012 he taught a course at the Open Workshop on Music Education of the Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri.

Kostas is also an active pianist. He has played in concerts in Greece, England and Czech Republic. He has recently recorded Papaioannou’s music for Naxos. He has also written music for theatrical plays.



Valia Christopoulou


Ph.D. in Musicology (University of Athens). She graduated from the Department of French Language and Literature and the Department of Music Studies of the University of Athens and also received a piano diploma and a harmony degree from the National Conservatory of Athens, and a counterpoint degree from the Athenaeum Conservatory. She has been the curator of the exhibition Yorgos Sicilianos. The composer in the avant garde of contemporary music (Benaki Museum, 2007). She is the author of the Catalogue of Works of Yorgos Sicilianos (Athens: Panas Music, 2011) and of several articles and programme notes. She teaches piano at the Music High School of Pallini.



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.



Vasilis Kallis


Vasilis Kallis earned his PhD in Music Theory and Analysis from the University of Nottingham and his MA in Music Theory from Queens College of the City University of New York. He has taught theory, analysis, and composition courses and seminars at the University of Nottingham (1999-2001), and counterpoint, fugue, harmony, analysis, and form at the University of Macedonia, Greece (2002-2007). Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Analysis at the University of Nicosia, where he is also Head of the Department of Music and Dance. His specialties include form and analysis, pitch organization in twentieth-century music, set-theory, the Russian Nationalists and Stravinsky, the French Impressionists as well as other Eastern-European composers. His publications include articles in Music Theory Online (USA), Rivista di analisi e teoria musicale (Italy) Musicologia and Mousikos Logos (Greece), and he has presented papers at several conferences (among others, at the West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis, the Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Italian Musicological Society, the Joint Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland and the Royal Musical Association – 2009, and the VII European Music Analysis Conference). He is also an active guitarist.



Magdalini Kalopana


Magdalini Kalopana (1976, Athens) graduated the University of Athens (1998) with a degree in Musical Studies, under a University Scholarship (legacy of Antonis Papadakis). Later on she completed her doctoral thesis with the title Dimitris Dragatakis: Catalogue of Works (Department of Musical Studies University of Athens) in 2008, being a bursar of the State Scholarship Foundation. As a Musicologist she has been collaborating with the Athens Concert Hall, the Third Programme of the Greek Radio Television and D. Dragatakis’ Friends Society for editions, music productions and concerts. She has been Consultant for cultural issues at the General Secretariat for the Olympic Games 2004 (2001-2003) and she was member of the Organising Committee of the 11th Biennale of Young European and Mediterranean Artists (Athens, 2003). Her papers have been presented in international musicological conferences in Greece and abroad and published in proceedings and musicological journals. She is member of the Scientific and the Editorial Board of the Greek musicological journal Polyphonia.



Markos Tsetsos


Markos Tsetsos (b. 1968). Associate Professor of the Aesthetics of Music at the University of Athens, Department of Music Studies. Member of the editorial board of the journal Musicologia and collaborator of the philosophical journal Axiologika. He wrote many articles on Greek composers for the music encyclopaedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (M.G.G.), among others the article on Nikos Skalkottas. He is author of the books Nationalism and Populism in Greek Music (2011), Will and Sound. The Metaphysics of Music in the Philosophy of Schopenhauer (Athens 2004), Music in Modern Philosophy (forthcoming). He has published numerous articles in journals, collective volumes and conference proceedings, on issues concerning philosophical aesthetics of music, general aesthetics and problems of aesthetics and ideology in Greek music. He has published the first Greek translations of classical texts on musical aesthetics, such as Hegel’s Lectures on the Aesthetics of Music (Athens 2002), E. Hanslick’s On the Beautiful in Music (Athens 2003) and Schopenhauer’s complete texts on music. At present his research is focused on issues of axiology and philosophical anthropology of music. As a conductor, graduate of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory (Russia), he has collaborated with most of Athens’ symphony orchestras.



Costas Tsougras


Costas Tsougras (composer – musicologist) was born in Volos in 1966. He began his music studies in Volos (piano, accordion and classical harmony) and continued them in Thessaloniki (counterpoint, fugue and composition). 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 the editor of Musical Pedagogics, the GSME’s (Greek Society for Music Education) scientific journal.



Nikos Tzioumaris


He was born in 1984. He has Master in “Musical culture and communication. Anthropological and communicational approaches of music” from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He graduated from Department of Traditional Music of 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 Musical Archive of Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT S.A.). He is interested in aesthetics and ideology of arts.


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