Chatzichristou holds a Doctoral Degree from the University of Athens
– Department of Music Studies in the field of Cultural Management
and Audience Development applied in the Greek classical music and
opera audience. She also holds a Bachelor Degree from the same
department and a Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School with a
major in classical guitar. She has taught lessons on cultural
management, music criticism and classical guitar for several years
at the University of Macedonia – Department of Music Science and
Art. She also has a wide teaching experience in other higher
educational institutes (such as the Technological Educational
Institute of Epirus), Institutes of Vocational Training (I.E.K.), as
well as private colleges (such as Saint Lawrence), conservatories
and public schools.
She has studied classical guitar under the famous soloist Liza Zoi,
and has attended various seminars with other important classical
guitar soloists in addition to holding the Harmony and Counterpoint
degrees. A problem with her hand forced her to stop her soloist
career. Along with the music, she has vividly participated in
various writing activities, thanks to which she became a member of
the Greek Critics Union of Music and Theater in 2013. Today she
writes reviews regarding classical music and opera in her web blog.
She has been a steady music critic for several magazines in Greece
and chief editor of Classical Music Review magazine. For her
hard work she has received numerous scholarships from the University
of Athens, the Fulbright Foundation, the Juilliard School and the
Sylff Foundation, among others.
Assistant professor in “Systematic Musicology. Music Theory (18th-19th centuries)” in the
Faculty of Music Studies at the
University of Athens
He was born in Athens in 1976. He studied music at the Municipal
Conservatory of Kalamata (degrees in Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue,
and Piano, 1994-1998) and musicology in the Faculty of Music Studies
at 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 and the
Advisory Board of both the journals Polyphonia and
Musicologia, as well as
founder member and Secretary
General of the Hellenic Musicological Society.
He has participated
in the Greek RIPM group, in scientific meetings and international
conferences. He has also published several articles, as well as
Greek translations of books
(by R. Wagner, C. Floros
and N. Cook) and shorter studies. His
books, entitled The two piano sonatas of Dimitri Mitropoulos:
From late romanticism to National School of Music (2011) and
The symphonies of Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf on Ovid’s
Metamorphoses: A contribution to the restoration of a milestone
in the history of programme music (2015), have been published by
“Panas Music”. His research interests fall into 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.
Music critic, music researcher and composer. Although he studied
music privately with Konstantinos Kydoniatis and Yannis A.
Papaioannou at the Hellenic Conservatory in Athens (graduating in
1964), he considers himself largely self-taught. As a student he
began writing music criticism for the newspaper Kathimerini,
succeeding Minos Dounias as its full-time critic in 1962.
Subsequently he worked for several daily papers in Athens, including
Messimvrini, Ta Nea, To Vima, Proini,
Eleftheri Gnomi, I Proti, Epikairotita and
Express, as well as for the periodicals Hellenika Themata,
Anti, Diphono, Gnossi and Ekti Imera,
the weekly cultural issue of Imerissia. He also served as
music editor for the Greek encyclopaedia Papyros – Larousse –
Britannica and the Ekpaideftiki Helliniki Encyclopedia,
introducing to the latter new materials on dozens of Greek composers
of the 19th and 20th centuries. Thanks to his collaboration with
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians in both 1980 and
2001 editions, these data were made partially available for a
world-wide readership, too.
As a translator he has published books in Greek on Gustav Mahler’s
and Jani Christou’s music, as well as Emile Vuillermoz’s Histoire
de la musique. He was also a producer of Greek art music
programmes for Hellenic Radio and in 1975 he was responsible for
introducing programmes of traditional Asian music to the Greek
public. However, in the early 1970s, he had already abandoned
ethnomusicology, which occupied him from the late 1950s, devoting
himself exclusively to research in the history of Greek art music,
mostly inspired by his experience of Greek musical life as a critic.
His main publication is the book Spyros Samaras (1861-1917). The
Great Injustice in Greek Art Music: A Biographical Attempt
(Athens 2013). He has also composed a small number of works in a
free atonal style interspersed with modal structures.
Katy Romanou is a Greek musicologist, a researcher of
in the C.E.
She was a faculty member of the Music Department at the University
of Athens and is at present a faculty member at the European
University of Cyprus. Katy Romanou is also coordinator of the Greek
team of RIPM.
widely in Greek and foreign periodicals and collective editions,
among which: “Exchanging Rings under dictatorships”, in
Music and Dictatorship in Europe and Latin America (Brepols,
2009); “Music education in Nineteenth century Greece: Its
institutions and their contribution to urban musical life”,
Nineteenth Century Music Review (June 2011); “Verdi’s reception
in Greece”, in Verdi Reception (Brepols, 2013); “Serbian
Music in Western Music Historiography”, in Serbian Music:
Yugoslav Contents (Institute of Musicology of the Serbian
Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2014). She is a contributor to
Grove / Oxford music online (2015) for Greece and Cyprus.
Her recent books include: as editor and author, Serbian and Greek
Art Music. A Patch to Western Music History (Bristol & Chicago,
2009); a translation of Chrysanthos of Madytos, Great Theory of
Music (New York, 2010); as co-editor and author, Musical
Receptions of Greek Antiquity: From the Romantic Era to Modernism
Maria Sourtzi was born in Athens in 1976. She studied Music Theory
at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she
obtained a M.A. and a Ph.D., both with distinction, under the
supervision of Prof. Dr. Dieter Torkewitz. She also studied piano,
violin, harmony and counterpoint at the National Conservatory in
Athens. Currently, she teaches piano and music theory at the Music
School of Pallini in Athens.