home pageeditorial boardcurrent issueback issuessearchguidelinescontact



Issue 21

(Fall 2012)




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. He studied music in the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata (degrees in Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, and Piano, 1994-1998) and musicology in the Faculty of Music Studies of the University of Athens (bachelor in 1999, and Ph.D. in 2005, with a dissertation on Slow movements in sonata forms in the classic era). He is a member of the Editorial Board as well as of the Advisory Board of both the journals Polyphonia and Musicologia. He has participated in the Greek RIPM group, in scientific meetings and international congresses. He has also published several articles, as well as Greek translations of books (by C. Floros and N. Cook) and shorter studies. In 2011, his book The two piano sonatas of Dimitri Mitropoulos: From late romanticism to National School of Music was published by Panas music.

His research interests come under 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 form.



Nicholas Maliaras

BA in Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature, University of Athens (Greece), 1983; BA in Piano, Athens National Conservatory (Greece), 1982; MA in Musicology and Music Pedagogy, University of Munich (Germany), 1988 (thesis: Form in Joseph Haydns Early String Quartets); PhD in Musicology, magna cum laude, University of Munich (Germany), 1990 (dissertation: The Organ in Byzantine Court Ceremonial of the 9th and 10th century).

Maliaras served as a teaching fellow at the University of Crete. In 1995 he was elected member of the teaching staff of the Department of Music Studies at the University of Athens. He gives lectures and seminars on music history and analysis, musical instruments etc. Since September 2010 he chairs the Department. Since June 2011 he serves as the director of the Sector for Historic and Systematic Musicology and the Laboratory for the Study of Greek Music.

He has published five books and numerous articles in Greek and international periodicals and has taken part in many international congresses in Greece and abroad. He is also a collaborator of the publications department of the Athens Concert Hall.

His scientific interests focus on the analytical study of music by Manolis Kalomiris and other representatives of the Greek National School as well as investigating the field of Byzantine secular music and musical instruments through historical, philological, archaeological and pictorial sources. He has also published studies on certain aspects of the work of Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Haydn, Stravinsky, R. Strauss, Chopin et al.

He is also the permanent conductor of the Students Choir of the Department of Music Studies at the Athens University, appearing in Athens as well as abroad (Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Austria), and of the Manolis Kalomiris Childrens Choir, which is the permanent collaborator of the Greek National Opera and the Athens Festival. He is the Chairman of the Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra, Secretary of the Manolis Kalomiris Society and Member of the Society of the Friends of the Greek Music Library.



Vesna Sara Peno

Research Associate (sara_kasiana@yahoo.com). She graduated from the Faculty of Music Art (Department of Musicology) and from the Faculty of Philology (Serbian Literature and Language at the General Literature Department) of the University of Belgrade. During the years 1994-2000 she took postgraduate studies at the Art Academy in Novi Sad. She obtained the degree of a chanter from the Conservatory Musical College of Thessaloniki. In 1999 she was appointed at the Institute of Musicology in the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Over the period between 2001 and 2007 she received scholarships from the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Serbia, the A. S. Alexander Onassis Foundation, the Danish Institute and the Eleni Naku Foundation, as well as the Greek State Scholarships Foundation, which allowed her to specialize in the neumed Byzantine and late Byzantine paleography, theory and church chanting practice, residing in Athens, Thessaloniki and Copenhagen. She defended her doctoral thesis at the University of Belgrade (Faculty of Philosophy, Department of National Medieval History) in 2008.

She has founded the female choir Saint Cassiana. During the summer term of 2005 she lectured at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology on recent Serbian and Byzantine chanting. She has been a lecturer on Music History at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade since 2010.

She has participated in numerous scientific conferences both in Serbia and abroad. She is a member of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM), the American Society of Byzantine Music and Hymnology (ASBMH) and the IMS study group Cantus Planus. She has been editor-in-chief of the international journal Muzikologija since 2011.



Katy Romanou

The musicologist Katy Romanou is a faculty member of the European University of Cyprus. In 1993-2009 she taught at the Music Department of the University of Athens. In 1974-1986 she was music critic for the Athenian newspaper He Kathemerine. She also taught at various music conservatories in Athens, Kalamata, Volos and Argos.

She has investigated many aspects of recent Greek music. Some of her research projects have been funded by the Research Committee of the University of Athens and the Greek States General Secretary of Research and Technology.

Among her recent publications are:

, , : , 2006.

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

Katy Romanou, Exchanging Rings under dictatorships, in R. Illiano and M. Sala (eds.), Music and Dictatorship in Europe and Latin America, Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2009, pp. 27-64.

Katy Romanou and Maria Barbaki, Music Education in Nineteenth-Century Greece: its Institutions and their Contribution to Urban Musical Life, Nineteenth-Century Music Review 8/1, June 2011, pp. 57-84.

In 2010 she participated at the University Seminars Program of the Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA) as a Senior Visiting Scholar in four U.S. Universities (CUNY Graduate Center in New York, Yale University, University of Florida in Gainsville, University of Missouri in St. Louis).

She is coordinator of the Greek team of RIPM (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales / Retrospective Index of Music Periodicals). She is also in the editorial board of the Greek periodical Musicologia.

She is / was supervising and evaluating a number of Ph.D. candidates in Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as in the University of Copenhagen, Université de Paris Sorbonne (IV), Boğaziçi University of Istanbul.



Konstantinos G. Sampanis

Konstantinos G. Sampanis was born in Athens in 1964 and completed his studies at the Faculty of History and Archaeology of the School of Philosophy at the University of Athens. He got his Master Diploma in Opera from the Faculty of Theatre Studies of the School of Philosophy at the University of Athens and his PhD in Historical Musicology from the Faculty of Music Studies at the Ionian University of Corfu, with subject of his thesis the Opera in Athens during the reign of King Otto (1833-1862) through newspaper articles and travelers memoirs of that era. He deals specifically with the introduction, the reception and the establishment of the operatic genre in the theatres of the Greek speaking area during the 19th century. He works as a Greek language teacher since 1989, is married and has two adult daughters.



Marianna Sideri

Marianna Sideri is a Doctor of Musicology of the University of Athens. She studied piano and music theory at the National Conservatory of Athens. She graduated from the Faculty of Music Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2000), wherein she successfully defended her Doctoral Dissertation in Musicology (2008). Her doctoral thesis is entitled The Artist as Theatrical Character in Italian Comic Opera during the Eighteenth and the Nineteenth Century. She has successfully completed her postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds, where she was admitted the title of Master of Music in Historical Musicology (2001). She has participated in scientific conferences and symposiums held in Greece. She has collaborated with the Editorial Department of the Greek National Opera and the Educational Department of the Music Library of Greece Lilian Voudouri. She has taught courses of Opera and Music Theatre at the Faculty of Music Studies of the University of Athens and at the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Patras. She is a member of the International Musicological Society (IMS). She is most interested in issues concerning opera and music theatre.


© 2002-2021 Polyphonia Journal