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Issue 32

(Spring 2018)




biographical notes


Nefeli Chadouli


Nefeli Chadouli was born in Athens in 1993 and raised into a musical family. She began her musical studies in piano and violin, and later on attended vocal studies. She graduated with Honors from the Department of Music Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with specialization in Historical and Systematic Musicology (2017). In 2016 she attained the Diploma in Piano performance with Honors and “Krino Kalomoiris Award” from the National Conservatory of Athens, under the instruction of Prof. Marina Labrinoudi. In addition, she holds Degrees in Byzantine Music (2014), in Music Theory (2013) and in Counterpoint (2015), and she is currently attending Fugue Class.

She participated in several Orchestral Conducting master classes with Ulrich Weder (2007), Anastasios Symeonides (2014), Jonathan Brett (2016), Michalis Economou (2017), and in a Choral Conducting master class with Basilio Astulez (2012). She also participated in several Piano master classes in Mozarteum International Summer Academy (2013-2015) and in “Klaviersommer” in Wasserburg, with professors Rolf Plagge and Siegfried Mauser. She has also attended the master class “From the Ionian to the contemporary Greek song”, with Sofia Kontossi and Anna-Maria Karkania (2014), in National Conservatory of Athens. In 2006 she attended Lucas David’s violin master class and she has been member of Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra (ASON) from 2011 to 2017. She also attended and completed with distinction the seminar “From the Repertoire: Western Music History through Performance” of Curtis Institute of Music’s Coursera Class (2013).

She teaches piano and music theory and she is conducting the youth symphony orchestra and choir at the National Conservatory of Athens (Ilioupoli Branch), while also working as piano accompanist. Since 2011 she is performing piano works of Greek and foreign composers in Athens, Salzburg and Wasserburg.



Alexandros Dionatos


Alexandros Dionatos was born in 1971 in Athens. He studied Chemical Engineering at the NTUA without completing his studies. He is a graduate of the “Studies in European Civilization” program (Greek Open University) and holds the postgraduate degrees in “Historical and Systematic Musicology” (University of Athens) and in “Composition of Instrumental and Vocal Music” (Ionian University). He studied advanced music theory with P. Adam, piano with R. Raijas and composition with J. Papadatos. He has been involved with choral music since 1990, and has been director of vocal and instrumental ensembles (Ad Libitum, Compagnia dei Gelosi). He has lectured in a number of seminars, presenting, among others, analysis of 20th-century works based on his original monographs, such as: Igor Stravinsky, “Agon”: A Measure-to-measure Analysis (2001), Witold Lutosławski, “Jeux Vénitiens”: Compositional Techniques with Emphasis on Aleatoric Counterpoint (2008), C. Debussy’s Piano Preludes: Materials and Compositional Techniques (2005). His extensive article “Technique and Influence in Claude Debussy” was published in Polytonon (vols. 25-28, 2007-2008). His latest musical works include: Threnos, for string quartet (2016), In Memoriam Patris, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2016), Elegy and Romance. Three five-part Madrigals set to the poetry of K. Chatzopoulos, and Zofos ke Fos (Gloom and Light), for wind sextet, piano and timpani (2017). He is an associate of the Hellenic Music Center working on critical editions of works of Greek composers and as an editor of musical material in operatic and orchestral music productions. He teaches advanced music theory in numerous conservatories in Athens (Athenaeum, Hallecker, National, Thucydidion).



Katy Romanou


Musicologist Katy Romanou is a researcher of Greek music in the CE. She has published widely in Greek and English languages, and has conducted several projects in collaboration with Greek and foreign – especially Balkan – musicologists. She was a music critic of the daily He Kathimerine (1974-1986), taught in several music conservatories in Greece, as well as in the University of Athens and the European University of Cyprus. She is coordinator of the Greek team of RIPM (Retrospective Index of Music Periodicals), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Musicological Society.



Markos Tsetsos


Markos Tsetsos is Professor of Music Aesthetics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Music Studies. He holds a PhD degree in musicology from the University of Athens (1999) and a MA degree in orchestra conducting from the State Conservatoire “Rimsky-Korsakov” of St. Petersburg, Russia (1993). He is member of the scientific board of the journals Mousikologia and Axiologika, member of the International Helmuth Plessner Gesellschaft, founding member of the Greek Musicological Society, collaborator of the State Scholarship Foundation. Main publications (books): Music in Modern Philosophy (2012); Nationalism and Populism in Greek Music (2011); Will and Sound. The Metaphysics of Music in Schopenhauer’s Philosophy (2004); Elements and Environments of Music. A Philosophical Introduction in Musicology (2012); Greek Music. Essays of Ideological and Institutional Critique (2013); Basic Methods of Orchestration (2006); Hegel’s Aesthetics of Music (annotated translation, 2002); Hanslick’s On the Musically Beautiful (annotated translation, 2003).


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