Musicology. Music Theory (18th-19th centuries)” at the Faculty of Music Studies of the University of Athens
(personal website: http://users.uoa.gr/~foulias).
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.
BA in Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature,
University of Athens (Greece), 1983; BA in Piano, Athens National Conservatory (Greece),
MA in Musicology and Music Pedagogy, University
of Munich (Germany), 1988 (thesis: Form
in Joseph Haydn’s 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
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 Children’s 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
Associate (email@example.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
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
State’s General Secretary of Research and Technology.
Among her recent publications are:
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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
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),
University of Istanbul.
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 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.