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Issue 30

(Spring 2017)




biographical notes


Ioannis Fulias


Assistant professor in “Systematic Musicology. Music Theory (18th-19th centuries)” in the Department of Music Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (personal website: http://users.uoa.gr/~foulias). 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 Department of Music Studies at the National and Kapodistrian 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 own 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.



Theodore Karathodoros


He was born in Thessaloniki. He works as a composer and musicologist. He received his PhD in Musicology from the Department of Music Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His thesis is entitled The effects of characteristic Byzantine music idioms on contemporary Greek art music. A case study: Michael Adamis, Dimitri Terzakis. Also, he graduated with honours from the Department of Music Science and Art at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki. He studied composition with Athanasios Zervas and Michael Adamis, while attending seminars of world-renowned composers, such as Eric Honour, Gustavo Leone, Ilya Levinson, Stephen Syverud, Theodore Antoniou, Dinos Constantinides and others.

Theodore Karathodoros holds a degree in Harmony and Music Theory, as well as a diploma in Byzantine Music and a diploma in Piano performance with honours. He has participated in various musicological conferences, while many of his compositions have been performed both locally and abroad by distinguished soloists and prestigious ensembles, such as the Athens Saxophone Quartet, Rex Richardson, Iwona Glinka, Leo Saguiguit and others. He was a scientific associate of the Great Orthodox Christian Encyclopaedia, where he contributed with various entries on Byzantine music. Since 2008, he has been the Cultural Affairs Officer of the Nea Anchialos Society of Athens. He teaches piano at the Music School of Volos.



Kostas Kardamis


Kostas Kardamis (kardamis@ionio.gr) is a musicologist currently serving as Assistant Professor in the Music Department at the Ionian University (Corfu). He has collaborated with the Oxford University Press, the Megaron Athens Concert Hall, the Greek Composers Union, the Cultural Foundation of the Piraeus Bank Group and the Durrell School of Corfu. His published studies, papers and articles mainly concern Neohellenic music, with particular focus on 18th and 19th centuries, as well as opera and musical theatre. His research interests also include band music and the interaction of music, society and politics. He is a member of the Hellenic Music Research Lab, the Greek committee for RILM, the editorial committees of the musicological journals Moussikos Loghos and Moussikos Ellenomnemon. He is also the General Editor of the series Monuments of Neohellenic Music”. Since 2003, he has been the curator of the Archive and the Museum of the Corfu Philharmonic Society.



Antonis I. Konstantinidis


Dr. Antonis I. Konstantinidis is a music teacher at the Music School of Thessaloniki (since 2002) and a music critic. He was born in Kavala in 1972. He studied in the Departments of Mathematics (B.Sc., 1994) and the Department of Music Studies (B.A., 1999) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has obtained a Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) in Musicology from the Department of Music Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens under the supervision of Prof. Gregorios Stathis. His research focused on the musicological study and mathematical proof of the micro-intervals in the theory of Greek music. He also studied Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue at the Macedonian Conservatory of Thessaloniki and obtained a Diploma Degree in Byzantine Music, after being a student of Archon Protopsaltes Charilaos Taliadoros.

For five years, he had been teaching Byzantine Music at the Department of Music Studies and the Department of Theology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has participated in many congresses, seminars, presentations and lectures and he has published numerous papers in scientific reviews in Greece. As a music critic, he has been writing for the newspaper Makedonia tis Kyriakis on a weekly basis since 2000. Until today, he has written hundreds of papers and music critic notes for music concerts, opera performances, music recordings and other stage productions. He has also written introductory texts for various music events and organizations and has been a member of several judging committees of music competitions. In 2003, he has been elected as a member of the Association of Greek Music and Theatre Critics.



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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