Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
, 1772 - 1847
General Secretary for Hellenes Abroad
Leontios Hadjileontiadis was born in Kastoria,
Greece, in March 14, 1966. At the age of nine he began his studies of classical
guitar which, from 1983, he continued at the Macedonian Conservatory. He got the
Guitar Diploma with honours and the first prize of performance in 1993.
From 1984 to 1990 he attended the Class of Advanced Theory with D. Athanasiadis, obtaining the Diplomas in Harmony, Instrumentation, Counterpoint, Orchestration and Fugue with honours.
He attended guitar seminars presented by H. Kappel, R. Aussel, D. Russel, C. Kotsiolis and T. Perring.
He also attended Composition Classes presented by Th. Antoniou, G. Cramp, A. Baltas, D. Athanassiadis.
In June '98 he obtained the diploma of composition from the composition class of Prof. Th. Antoniou, (Boston Univ., USA) with honours and the first prize of distinguished work.
In January 1990, he received the Third Prize of Composition in the Panhellenic Composition Competition, organised by the Ministry of Culture (Centre of Art and Culture) for his composition for guitar solo "Tone Transmutations".
In May 1990, he recorded "Guitar Works".
In September 1991, he presented his original work for chamber music in a concert organised by the Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.
In May 1992, he received the First Prize of The Panhellenic Composition Competition organised by "TECHNI" Cultural Society with his work "Mythology" for 4 voices mixed choir (poetry by Zoe Karelli), presented in Athens and published the same year.
In October 1992, The National Orchestra presented his work "Macedonian Suite" for orchestra and piano, dedicated to the late Professor Manolis Andronikos in the frame of the celebration of the 35 anniversary of the School of Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
In October 1992, he was invited to Goettingen, Germany, where the string quartet "Rosenquartett" performed his work "Theme and Variations" for string quartet.
In November 1993, he wrote a piece called "Fuzzification" for harp and violin requested by Union des Compositeurs Helleniques, which is based on Fuzzy Logic, and performed and broadcast by the National Greek Radio Station one year later in Athens.
In May 1994, three works for piano ("Fillochoros", "Eikonoseira", "Scherzo") were awarded in a National Composition Competition for educational works of contemporary music in Thessaloniki.
In June 1994, he became a member of the Union of Greek Composers.
In September 1994, he wrote the original soundtrack for the film "God's Garden" produced by the Centre of Hellenic Cinema. The film has been presented at International Film Festival of Thessaloniki, where the music gained excellent reviews.
From March 1995 till September 1996 he served his duty in the army as a sergeant.
In November 1996, one work for violin "Shadows" and one for flute "Elegia" were awarded in a National Composition Competition for educational works of contemporary music in Athens and performed and broadcast from the 3rd program of the National Greek Radio Station.
In May 1998, he was selected to participate, composing an original work for chamber music ("Wavelets"), in a workshop dedicated to Greek composers with George Cramp, as a special invited guest, from the organisation of Athens MEGARON.
In November 1998, his string quartet No1 was included in a CD (ARKADIA) with works of Greek composers, performed by the Greek Quartet, and it would soon be available in the market.
In December 1998, the Symphonic Orchestra of Thessaloniki Municipality will perform his latest work "Ihnomythia", for string quintet and string orchestra.
Since today he has written various compositions for orchestra, chamber music, theatre music, solo music and electronic music. Some of his works combine theories from mathematics ("Fazzification", "Wavelets"), transformed for music assessment, while others are in the frame of ideas of ancient Greeks, e.g. Aristotelian Theory ("Akinito Kinoun" for 2 flutes, clarinet, string quartet and piano, written for the celebration of the beginning of the academic year in the School of Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) or under other metaphysical theories, resulting in a rather narrative way of composing.
He is a student of the School of Arts, Faculty of Musicology and in May 1997 he received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, with honour. Since 1996, he has published over 20 papers in international journals and currently he is a Research Assistant at the Unit of Biomedical Signal Analysis of the Telecommunications Laboratory of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His scientific work was awarded three times by sound international scientific organisations.
He is also the conductor of the Orchestra of the School of Technology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the conductor and founder of the "Mandoulidis School Orchestra".
He is currently a professor of composition at Conservatory of THERMI CULTURAL CENTER, Thessaloniki, and a professor of contemporary music at public IEK of CULTURE, Thessaloniki.
Since March '97, he is the Director of the Cultural Centre of Municipality of Thermi. Within that frame he participates in various cultural networks (EC-STRATCULT), taking initiatives on establishing contemporary cultural institutions.
In April '99, he was unanimously elected as a Lecturer at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, Division of Telecommunications, Signal Processing Unit.
This text is cited Apr 2003 from the Friends of Music Society "Lilian Voudouri" URL below, which contains image.
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