EDUCATION

The Ohio State University, U.S.

School of Music

D.M.A. in Piano Performance, 2009, under Prof. Steven Glaser

Degree of Graduation: Excellent, 4.0/4.0

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Bowling Green State University, U.S.

College of Musical Arts

M. Mus. in Piano Performance, 2006 under Prof. Maxim Mogilevsky

Degree of Graduation: Excellent, 4.0/4.0

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University of Macedonia, Greece

Department of Music Science and Art

B.Mus. in Piano Performance, 2004,

under Prof. Lambis Vassiliadis and Vinia Tsopela

Degree of Graduation: Excellent, 9.71/10.0

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Contemporary Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece

Diploma in Piano Studies

Grade: Excellent

Certified by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture

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Agrinio Conservatory of Contemporary Art, Greece

Certificate in Counterpoint

Grade: Excellent

Certified by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture

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Agrinio Conservatory of Contemporary Art, Greece

Certificate in Harmony

Grade: Excellent

Certified by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture

MASTER CLASSES WITH PIANISTS

Alexander Toradze (Indiana University South Bend, U.S.)

Awadagin Pratt (University of Cincinnati, U.S.)

Eitan Globerson (Jerusalem Academy of Music, Israel)

Alan Fraser (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)

Viktor Merzhanov (Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Russia)

Hideyo Harada

Kostas Loukos

DISTINCTIONS

Α. Peter Costanza Distinguished Dissertation and DMA Document Award 2010,

awarded by The Ohio State University – School of Music (U.S.)

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Graduate Outstanding Achievement Award,

awarded by The Ohio State University – School of Music (2009, U.S.)

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Full tuition Scholarship for doctoral studies,

awarded by The Ohio State University – School of Music (2007 – 2009, U.S.)

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University Fellowship,

full tuition scholarship for graduate studies plus a monthly stipend,

awarded by The Ohio State University – Graduate School (2006 – 2007, U.S.)

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Full tuition Scholarship for graduate studies,

awarded by Bowling Green State University – College of Musical Arts (2004 – 2006, U.S.)

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Third Prize Winner, “Annual Scholarship Auditions”,

awarded by the art organization Women in Music-Columbus (2007, U.S.)

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I.S.S. Award (Institution of State Scholarships),

prize for exceptional achievement in studies during academic year 2000-01 of attendance at the University of Macedonia – Department of Music Science and Art, awarded by the Hellenic Ministry of Education (2003, Greece)

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1st Prize for proficiency at Piano Diploma Recital,

awarded by the Contemporary Conservatory of Thessaloniki (2003, Greece)

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES

Speaker at the “Edvard Grieg – 2011” International Conference, in Copenhagen (Denmark), organized by the International Edvard Grieg Society:

Awarded a Travel Grant.

Paper presented -- “Edvard Grieg’s Ballade in the Form of Variations on a Norwegian Melody, Op.24, for Piano, and Old Norwegian Melody with Variations, Op.51, for Two Pianos: An Interpretive Study of the Variation Procedure”

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D.M.A. Document, The Ohio State University, OhioLINK, U.S., 2009

“Edvard Grieg’s Ballade in the Form of Variations on a Norwegian Melody, Op.24, for Piano, and Old Norwegian Melody with Variations, Op.51, for Two Pianos: An Analytical Overview and Interpretive Study of the Variation Procedure”

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Byzantine Conservatory (Athens, Greece):

Professor of Piano (September 2016 - today)

 

Conservatory "En Organis" (Athens, Greece):

Professor of Piano (September 2016 - today)

Music High School of Agrinio (Greece):

(being hired by the Hellenic Ministry of Education):

Adjunct Instructor of Piano, 2010 - 2015

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Music seminars Piano Plus Festival 2012 (Athens, Greece):

Piano Master Class at Attico Conservatory (June, 2012)

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“Sea Culture” - Academy of Performing Arts (Athens, Greece):

Dance/Theatre/Music Workshops 2010 - Piano Master Class (May, 2010)

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The Ohio State University (U.S.):

Graduate Teaching Associate in Piano (2007 – 2009)

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Bowling Green State University (U.S.):

Creative Arts Program, piano (2004 – 2005)

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Music Seminars “International Music Days – Brache” (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany):

Organized by the Ionian University (Greece),

Teaching Assistant to Piano Professor Lambis Vassiliadis (August, 2003)

PIANO ACCOMPANYING AND CHAMBER MUSIC EXPERIENCE

 

Conservatory "En Organis" (Athens, Greece):

Children's Choir Accompanist (September 2016 - today)

Classical Singing Workshop with the internationally acclaimed tenor Zachos Terzakis, (Official Accompanist, in Thermo, Greece, September 11th – 16th , 2015)

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The Ohio State University, U.S.

Graduate Assistant in Piano Accompanying * (2007-2009)

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Bowling Green State University, U.S.

Graduate Assistant in Piano Accompanying * (2004-2006)

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Music seminars International Music Days – Brache, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Official Accompanist (August 2003)

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Music Seminars Vertiskos International Music Courses, Thessaloniki, Greece

Official Accompanist (August 2002)

* as a Graduate Assistant in Piano Accompanying at The Ohio State University and Bowling Green State University, she had the occasion to assist several instumental and vocal Professors of The Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University, University of Michigan, University of Cincinnati, Roosevelt University, and Eastern New Mexico University, and also the American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horn and the American Composers John Anthony Lennon and Thomas Pasatieri

PERFORMANCES

She has given several personal and chamber music recitals in Greece (Athens, Corfu, Thessaloniki, and different parts of Macedonia region), Germany (Nuremberg, Dortmund, Langenfeld, Hilden, Tuebingen), and the U.S. (Columbus, Bowling Green, Toledo).

She has collaborated, among others, with saxophonist Athanasios Zervas, composer Dinos Constantinides, composer Nickos Harizanos, the opera singers Zachos Terzakis (tenor), Maria Zoi (mezzo soprano), Anna Stylianaki (soprano), Lydia Angelopoulou (mezzo soprano), Stamatis Beris (tenor), and also with conductor Viron Fidetzis and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra (Germany).

 

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