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Chrissochoidis Ilias

  1968-85: Born in Thessaloniki, he was raised in the Macedonian countryside, where he began his musical studies (piano and theory). In the period between 1982 and 1985 he had composed around 20 works, strongly influenced by Beethoven, while he manifested musicological interests and philosophical anxieties.
  1985-92: Taking residence in Thessaloniki in 1985, he turned his attention to his pianistic, musicotheoretical and musicological studies. In his philosophical search, he landed both on Evangelos Moutsopoulos's work and the teachings of perennial wisdom. He completed his musical studies with the highest distinctions at the Schools of Advanced Theory and of Piano at the Macedonian Conservatory of Thessaloniki. He also attended conducting seminars with Karolos Trikolidis at the Neon Conservatory of Thessaloniki. In 1986 he was admitted at the School of Musical Studies at the Aristotle University, where he followed a 5-year program in Musicology. His personal involvement with the work of composer Nikos Astrinidis led to the submission of a graduation thesis, one of the first thorough studies of the work of a Greek composer. At the same time he contributed to the founding and served at the editorial board of the magazine "Mousikotropies", where he published dozens of articles, essays, book- and record reviews. Galvanized by John Williams' film music, he resumed his compositional activity in 1990.
  1992-96: Following his graduation from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, he embarked on a cycle of graduate studies in Musicology, first at the University of Liverpool and then at King's College, University of London that earned him two Master's degrees (M.Mus., 1995; M.Phil., 1996).   1996-: Since 1996 he has been studying, and since 1997 also has been teaching, at Stanford University (USA), where he currently pursues a Ph.D. at the Department of Music. His distinctions include scholarships and fellowships from the following institutions: Macedonian Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greek State Foundation of Scholarships, Rotary Club of Thessaloniki, Greek Ministry of National Education and Religions, Onassis Foundation, Academy of Athens, and Stanford University.
  His compositions are deeply eclectic in their philosophy and influences, unnegotiably tonal in their style, laconic and transparent in their structure, and intensely dramatic in their character. Comprised mainly of characteristic pieces for piano, they also include a suite for piano, a piano concerto, a pentagon and many single songs as well as the one-act opera/musical "Pythagoras's Great Decision" (text by Stavros Houliaras).

This text is cited Apr 2003 from the Friends of Music Society "Lilian Voudouri" URL below, which contains image.

Kikou Evangelia

  Evangelia Kikou was born in Thessaloniki οn 17/12/1965.
  From 1983 until 1987 she completes her studies at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Ioannina and at the same time she attends courses of classic guitar. Her studies in music are continued with courses in piano, Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue and Composition in the class of Music Theory and Composition of Christos Samaras at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki, and in the Department of Musicology of the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. From 1998 she lives in Iowa (U.S.A.) working οn her Ph.D. in composition at the University of Iowa.
  She participated in several seminaries in classic guitar, piano, composition, and electronic music in Greece and in Germany. The attendance of the seminar at Darmstadt (Germany) in 1996 was an exceptional experience. She had the opportunity to attend lessons with W.Rihm, B.Ferneyhough, K.Stockhausen, and many other composers and theorists.
  She has composed chamber music for small and great instrumental ensembles as well as music for children theater. Some of her works have been presented in concerts. Especially, the work "Antikatoptrismos" was approved between the finalists at ALEA ΙΙΙ competition for young composers in 1995 and it was presented in Boston by the conducting of Theodore Antoniou. Ιn 1998 the work "Impressions" for piano was performed in Iowa at Greek Composers' Festival of Centre for New Music (April 1998) and at Midwest Composers' Symposium (November 1998.)
  She taught Music Theory and Analysis at the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki and the Filippos Nakas Conservatory in Thessaloniki and in Ioannina. Also, she taught Counterpoint of l6th century and Counterpoint of l8th century in the Department of Musicology of the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
  She is a member of the Union of Greek Composers.
  Tria kommatia (Three pieces), for clarinet and piano (1991)
  Perigramma (Outline), for flute and guitar (1992)
  Quintet, for flute, viola, violoncello and percussion ( 1992)
  Trio, for flute, violin and viola (1993)
  Antikatoptrismos (Mirroring), for chamber instrumental ensemble (1994)
  Ologramma (Hologram), for 19 strings (1994)
  Souita (Suite), for solo violin (1995)
  String quartet Νο 1 (1996)
  Lied, for mezzo soprano and piano, poetry of Ektor Kaknavatos ( 1996)
  Impressions, for piano (1996)
  Thrinos (Lamentation), for mixed choir and percussion, poetry of Ektor Kaknavatos (1997)
  Meteorismos (Suspension), for orchestra (1997)
  Anaparastasi (Representation), for mixed choir and orchestra, poetry of George Seferis (1997)
  Impressions ΙΙ, for piano (1998)
  Saos, work of electronic music (1998)

This text is cited Apr 2003 from the Friends of Music Society "Lilian Voudouri" URL below.

Vasilis Papakonstantinou

  He was born in Thessaloniki in 1941. For 34 years, he has been a professor of Theology in the American College of Anatolia, and since his youth, First Chanter of the Holy Church of Aghia Triada in Thessaloniki. After the premature loss of Theodoros Papakonstantinou (1948-1969), creator and conductor of the Children's Choir of Aghia Triada, V. Papakonstantinou took over the work of his brother.
  Having as his only equipment the knowledge of Byzantine Music, he worked with the children hardly and persistently, so the Choir managed to reach a very high artistic level and started an international career.
  Vasilis Papakonstantinou has conducted the choir of Anatolia College, and several other school choirs; he has attended many choral seminars abroad, and has taught in similar seminars in Greece.
  He has been awarded many prizes and honorary diplomas for the total of his offer.
This text is cited January 2004 from the Municipality of Patmos, the Prefecture of Dodecanese, the Holy Monastery of St. John the Theologian and the Ministry of the Aegean tourist pamphlet (2003).

Cyranous Tsalikian

  Born in Thessaloniki, she was a member of the Children's Choir of Aghia Triada.
  She studied Monody with Varvara Tsambali, and, after her graduation, she continued her studies in the Music Academy of Vienna, with E. Carouso, E. Mathis, and C. Malm. She also has a degree in Harmony from the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki.
  In the period 1998-2001, she was soloist of the Dessau Theater in Germany, where she performed many important roles of the operatic repertory. She also appeared in several Opera “Gala”, she gave recitals, and participated in the tour of the Dessau Theater in Switzerland.
  Cyranous Tsalikian has collaborated with the Vienna Volksoper, the Athens Megaron, the Greek National Opera and the Opera of Thessaloniki. She has appeared as soloist with the Thessaloniki State Orchestra, the Municipal Orchestra of Thessaloniki, and the Orchestra of the G.N.O. She has also participated in the “Demetria” festival.
This text is cited January 2004 from the Municipality of Patmos, the Prefecture of Dodecanese, the Holy Monastery of St. John the Theologian and the Ministry of the Aegean tourist pamphlet (2003).


Helena Tonikidi

, , 1967

Sotos Zachariadis

, , 1960


Andreas Sfyridis

, , 1968


Demetrius Cydonius

Demetrius. Surnamed Cydonius, which surname was probably derived from his living at Cydone (Kudone) in Crete (Cantacuz. iv. 16, 39), for he was a native either of Thessalonica or of Byzantium. (Volaterran. Comment. Urb. xv.; Allatius, de Consensu) He flourished during the latter half of the fourteenth century. The emperor Joannes Cantacuzenus was much attached to him, and raised him to high offices at his court. When the emperor began to meditate upon embracing the monastic life, Demetrius joined him in his design, and in A. D. 1355 both entered the same monastery. Afterwards Demetrius for a time left his country, and went to Milan, where he devoted himself to the study of Latin and theology. He died in a monastery of Crete, but was still alive in A. D. 1384, when Manuel Palaeologus succeeded to the throne, for we still possess a letter addressed by Demetrius to the emperor on his accession. Demetrius is the author of a considerable number of theological and other works, many of which have not yet been published, and he also translated several works from the Latin into Greek. The following are the most important among the works which have appeared in print: 1. Two Epistles addressed to Nicephorus Gregoras and Philotheus. They are prefixed to J. Boivin's edition of Nicephorus Gregoras, Paris, 1702, fol. 2. Monodia, that is, lamentations on those who had fallen at Thessalonica during the disturbances of 1343. It is printed in Combefisius's edition of Theophanes, Paris, 1586. 3. Sumbouleutikos, that is, an oration addressed to the Greeks, in which he gives them his advice as to how the danger which threatened them from the Turks might be averted. It is printed in Combefisius's Auctar. Nov. ii. 4. On Callipolis, which Demetrius advised the Greeks not to surrender to sultan Miirat, who made its surrender the condition of peace. Combefisius, Auctar. Nov. ii. 5. Peri tou kataphronein ton Danaton, was first edited by R. Seller, Basel, 1553, and last and best by Kuinoel, Leipzig, 1786, 8vo. 6. An Epistle to Barlaam, on the procession of the Holy Ghost, is printed in Canisius, Lect. Antiq. vol. vi., ed. Ingolstadt, 1604. 7. A work against Gregorius Palama, was first edited by P. Arcudius in his Opuscula Aurea Theol. Gr. (Rome, 1630, 4to., and reprinted in 1671), which also contain-08. A work against Max. Planudes. (Wharton, Append. to Cave's Histor. Lit. vol. i.; Cave, vol. i., ed. Lond. 1688; Fabric. Bibl. Gr. xi.)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

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