About us

The female choir ” chórεs” was formed and operates under the activity of the Non-Profit Company WOMO. WOMO was founded in 2018 with the aim of saving, propagating, encouraging and presenting every artistic expression that promotes culture and art, with special emphasis on the promotion of the Greek cultural heritage.

Through their music chórεs experiment by bringing together elements from different cultures and while breaking free from all geographical and age boundaries, they take advantage of all the available means of expression to bring forward their messages. As a result of a series of artistic events aimed at highlighting the international traditional repertoire organized in 2016 by Marina Satti, chórεs developed into a choir that now numbers more than 150 women aged between 13 to 55 years. Chórεs are unified by a spirit of common love for the performing arts, as well as the acceptance and adoption of diversity, their willingness to further their knowledge and their participation in a community of mutual respect and support. Chórεs have never ceased to grow with the addition of new members and the educational workshops with renowned teachers from different artistic fields enhance their education.

Their diverse repertoire includes traditional Greek songs, songs from the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. The choir has performed compositions by Konstantinidis, Samaras, Tsalahouris, Baltas, but also other Greek and foreign composers of contemporary music.

Chórεs regularly collaborates with the Greek National Opera and members of the choir have taken part in “Medea” by N. Kypourgos (2019), “Sataneri” by Th. Sakellaridis (2019) and have also performed with famous artists such as Dionysis Savvopoulos and Leon of Athens. On their first tour in 2020 chórεs performed at selected archeological sites in Greece.

Marina Satti

Artistic Director

Marina Satti also known as SATTI, is a Greek singer, songwriter and music producer. Her music combines elements of Greek traditional music with contemporary sounds and production.

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In 2007, her musical talent earned her a scholarship at Berklee College of Music from which she graduated in 2011, majoring in Contemporary Writing & Production. In 2017, her single "Mantissa", inspired by the traditional music of Epirus, went viral on YouTube, reaching over 45 million views to this day.
Satti was born in Athens, Greece to a Sudanese father and Cretan mother. She was raised in Heraklion, Crete in a culturally diverse environment that had a significant impact on her musical development, as well as on the multicultural nature of her artistic career. From a very early age, Satti showed an interest in music and drawing. She began classical piano training at the age of 7 and classical vocal training in high school, whilst also developing a passion for choral music. After finishing school, she moved to Athens to study architecture at the National Technical University of Athens. While in Athens, she studied theater at the Veaki Drama School as well as at the Central Stage School of Drama and began studying jazz music at the Philippos Nakas Conservatory.
In 2009, Satti earned her degree in classical piano and music theory and was awarded a distinction and first prize after completing her diploma in classical singing under professor Panos Dimas. That same year she represented Greece at the European Jazz Orchestra (EBU), performing the music of Peter Herbolzheimer across Europe. In 2010, she performed with the World Jazz Nonet at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and participated in the a cappella music group The Singing Tribe that sang alongside Bobby McFerrin. Having received a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music, Marina Satti graduated in 2011, majoring in Contemporary Writing & Production, studying under Danilo Perez, Jamie Haddad, Simon Shaheen, John Patittuchi, and Christiane Karam among others. During her years at Berklee, she developed her signature musical style by combining elements of Greek, Arabic, and Balkan traditional music, all of which she grew up with from a very early age.
n 2016, Satti released her single "Koupes", an original, contemporary rendition of a traditional Asia Minor song. "Koupes" received widespread attention, reaching more than 24 million views on YouTube, and was included in Ravin & Bob Sinclar's Buddha Bar: 20 Years Anniversary compilation album. In December 2016, Satti voiced the character of Moana in the Greek-language version of the Walt Disney animated picture Moana.
Satti's single "Mantissa", released in May 2017, reached the top of the Greek and Bulgarian charts in less than one week. The song, composed and arranged by Satti, earned her an international deal with Universal Music Berlin and has reached more than 45 million views on YouTube to this day. "Mantissa" drew the attention of the international press with Global Citizen describing it as "the song of the summer" [2] and NPR as "the summer hit that fills a generation with hope".[3]
In November 2017, Satti performed at Google's Europe On Stage event at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Brussels as part of the "10 most interesting YouTube acts of 2017". In September 2018, she performed with the group fonέs at the United Nations Champion of the Earth Awards in New York. That same year, she was voted "Female musician of the year" by the readers of Votre Beaute magazine.
Satti is the founder and artistic director of the polyphonic group fonés and the female choir chόrεs.
Satti has performed in over 15 countries across the globe and has collaborated with artists such as Foivos Delivorias, Nikos Kypourgos, George Dalaras, Pavlos Pavlidis, Dionysis Savvopoulos, Paco De Lucia, Patrice Rushen, Simon Shaheen, Maria Mulata, and Mavis Staples.
In the years 2019 - early 2020 Marina Satti toured in Europe and New Zealand, participating in major festivals and shows such as Womex, Womad, Trans Musicales and the legendary KEXP show.
In 2016, Satti founded Fonés, a female a cappella group performing traditional polyphonic songs from all over the world and in 2018 chόrεs.

Eirini Patsea

Choir conductor, music reading and music theory course

Eirini Patsea was born in Athens where she studied classical singing with Christina Giannakopoulou at the Kodály Conservatory and choir conducting with Michalis Patseas, gaining her diploma with a First Prize. Eirini is a graduate of the Department of Music Studies of EKPA, and holds a Master's degree in Pedagogy of Song from the Kodály Institute in Hungary, while in 2016 she obtained a Master in Music Pedagogy, specializing in the Kodály System, from the Ferenc Liszt Academy.

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Eirini Patsea was born in Athens where she studied classical singing with Christina Giannakopoulou at the Kodály Conservatory and choir conducting with Michalis Patseas, gaining her diploma with a First Prize. Eirini is a graduate of the Department of Music Studies of EKPA, and holds a Master's degree in Pedagogy of Song from the Kodály Institute in Hungary, while in 2016 she obtained a Master in Music Pedagogy, specializing in the Kodály System, from the Ferenc Liszt Academy.

In Hungary, she collaborates as a choir and as a vocal coach with the choirs' Ars Nova (conducted by Dr. Katalin Kiss), and New Ferenc Liszt Chamber Choir (conducted by Dr. László Norbert Nemes). From 2016 to 2018 she was assistant conductor in the Csíkszerda Budapest Community Choir (conducted by Dr. árpád Tóth), under whom she founded and conducted the Women's Chamber Choir. Eirini teaches music to preschool and school children at the Kodály and Athenaeum Conservatories, as well as the pedagogy of music based on the Kodály system, and Choir Conducting to students. She is an Assistant conductor at the Mixed Choir of the Kodály Conservatory in Athens. She founded and conducts the Fancy Chamber Female Choir. From October 2019 she conducts chórεs .

Markella Manoliadi

Dance, Movement

Markella Manoliadi was born in Athens , Greece. She graduated with distinction from the State School of Dance in Athens in 2002.She continued her studies in Europe taking part in workshops with Steve Paxton, Jeremy Nelson, Nancy Starks Smith, Trisha Brown, Julian Hamilton, David Zabrano, etc.

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Markella Manoliadi was born in Athens , Greece. She graduated with distinction from the State School of Dance in Athens in 2002.She continued her studies in Europe taking part in workshops with Steve Paxton, Jeremy Nelson, Nancy Starks Smith, Trisha Brown, Julian Hamilton, David Zabrano, etc.

She has collaborated as a performer with the National Theatre, National Theatre North Greece, National Opera of Greece, apotosoma dance co (Antonis Foniadakis) , Oktana dance co ( Konstantinos Rigas), Wrong Movement dance co ( Konstantinos Michos), Persa Stamatopoulou, Maria Gorgia, Ioanna Parali, Aggeliki Stellatou, Smack dance co, Quasistellar dance co, etc.

Currently she is experimenting on her own creative work and researching how the moving body can exist into non theater spaces.

She teaches contemporary dance at the National School of dance .She is the director of Metaneira Dance School. She was the organizer for the opening ceremony of Paralympics Games , Athens 2004. Furthermore she has choreographed her own performances in collaboration with visual artists.
Also, she is the assistant choreographer of Andonis Foniadakisat National Opera Ballet during 2016-2017  and of Konstantinos Rigos.

Ρerformances as a choreographer:
2020 “what if it was you ?” FLUXUM & FLUX  LABORATORY ATHENS.
2020 chorεs –Ολη η Ελλάδα ένας πολιτισμός.
2019 KSOT – «In Between» Festival of Athens
2019 «consciousness vibrations » Exhibition Performance  George Triantafyllou- Markella Manoliadi.
2018 «Restart – Ρειstart» Exhibition Performance  Marianna Lyra- Μαριάννα Λύρα - Markella Manoliadi.
2018 «The solitary Body» - cave #1
2018 « Naked People » Greek National Opera Dance School at SNFCC.
2018 «Romeo and Juliet » by director Nikos Mastorakis at Greek National Opera at SNFCC.
2017 «voice and body monologue» Training course for actors at Greek National Theater
2017 « Make Noise »Greek National Opera Dance School at SNFCC.
2017 Exhibition Performance  Prec(ar)ious Collectives Manolis Daskalakis Lemos-Markella Manoliadi. FLUXUM & FLUX  LABORATORY ATHENS.
2016 «Corpus Isola » Vouvalio Parthenagogy of Pothias- Kalymnos
2016 « Hold me » Greek National Opera Dance School at Olympia theater.
2016 EMST PROLOGUES/Lagune /Denis Savary . FLUXUM & FLUX  LABORATORY ATHENS.
2013 “I dreamt three that were dreaming of the other two”
2012 “ You can have me – You can not have me”.

Stavros Ikbal

Movement, Kinesiology

Stavros - Alexandros Ikbal is a graduate of the National School of Dance in Greece (KSOT).
From 2014 - 2018 he participated in the performances of KSOT ‘Open Studio - Black Box’ and his last collaboration was for the production "Growing!" at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival dancing for Christos Papadopoulos and Antonis Foniadakis.

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Stavros - Alexandros Ikbal is a graduate of the National School of Dance in Greece (KSOT).
From 2014 - 2018 he participated in the performances of KSOT ‘Open Studio - Black Box’ and his last collaboration was for the production "Growing!" at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival dancing for Christos Papadopoulos and Antonis Foniadakis.
The July of 2017 he performed the piece “Moksha” by Jose Agudo for Dance Days
Chania 7 (DDC7) in collaboration with Mavin Khoo.
In 2018 he worked with Arthrosis Dance Company of Penny Diamantopoulou performing the piece “En Route".
In 2019 he traveled to the USA as an assistant to the choreographer Christian Denice to create the piece "SEE ME" in Eisenhower Dance Detroit.
From 2019 to 2021 he lived and danced in Geneva with the Ballet Junior de Genève performing in repertoires of Hofesh Shechter, Roy Assaf, Barak Marshall, Emanuel Gat, Olivier Dubois, Sharon Eyal and others in theaters and festivals in Switzerland and France.
During this time he also collaborated with the choreographers Cathy Marston in the creation of "Moving, Still" and Marcos Morau for "Waltz".
He gives contemporary classes and Graham technique in Greece and abroad.
He has also taught in the professional department of the National School of Dance and in the professional dancing school "Choros” of Maro Grigoriou.

Katerina Foti

Kinesiology, Improvisation

Katerina Foti has graduated With- Honours from the Professional Dance School“RallouManou”. She has attended seminars with high –respected dance teachers such asLisiEstaras, Mathilde Monnier, Damien Jalet, Rakesh Sukesh, Narendra Patil, Lali Ayguade Farro, Peter Jasko and Linda Kapetanea- Josef Frucek (Fighting Monkey Practice) and Patricia Apergi. She has also attended theatrical seminars with Theodoros Terzopoulos , globally recognized for his physical theater method.

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Katerina Foti has graduated With- Honours from the Professional Dance School“RallouManou”. She has attended seminars with high –respected dance teachers such asLisiEstaras, Mathilde Monnier, Damien Jalet, Rakesh Sukesh, Narendra Patil, Lali Ayguade Farro, Peter Jasko and Linda Kapetanea- Josef Frucek (Fighting Monkey Practice) and Patricia Apergi. She has also attended theatrical seminars with Theodoros Terzopoulos , globally recognized for his physical theater method. She has collaborated with “Stereo Nero Dance Co.”as dancer, assistant choreographer and rehearsal director to all its productions from 2015 until 2021(Onassis Foundation -SGT 2021, Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2019, 9th Arc For Dance Festival 2017& 2020, JarmilaJerabkova/ New Europe Festival- Czech Republic 2015 and “HAUTScene – Young Choreographers 2017/ Copenhagen”). As a performer, she has also participated at Athens Biennale, at the Spanish festivals of “A Cielo Abierto” network (Cadiz enDanza, Trayectos ,Agitart Figueres καιLekuzLeku)and at the Italian festivals Danza Urbana- Bolognia and Ammutinamenti – Ravenna and at Arc for Dance Festival and she has also collaborated with the sound designer Jung In Jung, performing in Festivals in Spain and Portugal and also to Huddersfield University as part of Jung’s thesis in her PhD. She has worked with Willi Dorner for the project “Bodies in Urban Spaces “ held in Athens and she also works as choreographer/ movement director in theatrical plays collaborating with National Theater of Greece and Athens Festival. She teaches contemporary dance classes to adults since 2015. She graduated from Law School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and still works on that field and from Musical High School and Lyceum of Volos, where she has achieved honours in music contests during 1998-2002.

Yannis Panagopoulos

Acting teacher

Graduated from the Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece and the Athens University of Economics and Business. Earned a postgraduate degree from the University of Peloponnese, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Theatre Studies MA in Theatre and Society:  Theory, Staging and Didactics (2019-2021).

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Graduated from the Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece and the Athens University of Economics and Business. Earned a postgraduate degree from the University of Peloponnese, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Theatre Studies MA in Theatre and Society:  Theory, Staging and Didactics (2019-2021).

He was the Artistic Coordinator at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Special Olympics 2011 in Athens and is the Deputy Artistic Director to the Messolonghi Candidate City for European Capital of Culture 2021.

He has worked as an actor and director at the National Theatre, at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, at the House of Letters and Arts, at the Experimental Stage of the National Theatre, at the Art Theatre- Karolos Koun, at "Olympia” the Municipal Music Theatre Maria Callas and the Thision Theatre. He worked as a co-director of the National Theatre in the play "The Orphan of Zhao", directed by Wang Xiaogin, in the framework of the bilateral transnational agreement between the National Theatres of Greece and China.

In the period 2016-2017 he directed the plays "Thucydides Dramaticus I and II in the framework of the student program "Thucydides Dramaticus", which was addressed to students Graduates of Drama Schools and Classical Studies of Greece and abroad. The performances were presented at the Theatre of Ancient Messina, the Ancient Theatre of Dodoni, at the Aeschyleia Festival in Elefsina and the Art Theatre - Karolos Koun.
Since 2019 he has been teaching the course of Acting and Improvisation at the Drama School of the Piraeus Association.

Finally, he is responsible for planning, monitoring and documentation of the National Theatre program "Theatre in the New School" in 20 schools in 8 regions of the country per school year 2019-2020.
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Thanos Daskalopoulos

Body percussion

Thanos Daskalopoulos is a key representative of tap dancing and body percussion in Greece while appearing and teaching around the world. Mentored by Heather Cornell (NY), Max Pollak (NY) and Keith Terry (CA), his work is based on music expressed by body sounds and percussion, playing and mixing different musical styles, from jazz and funk, afro & latin to oriental and Balkan style.

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Thanos Daskalopoulos is a key representative of tap dancing and body percussion in Greece while appearing and teaching around the world. Mentored by Heather Cornell (NY), Max Pollak (NY) and Keith Terry (CA), his work is based on music expressed by body sounds and percussion, playing and mixing different musical styles, from jazz and funk, afro & latin to oriental and Balkan style.

In 2009 he co-created the Greek body music band, Kantu Korpu, with percussionist Simone Mongelli, and collaborated with Giota Peklari (contemporary flamenco dancer) and Maria Alatsatianou (traditional singer). The band made its world premiere in 2011 at the International Body Music Festival in San Francisco.

He later became a member of the Spanish music and dance group Cambuyon, with whom he premiered in February 2015 at the New Victory Theater on Broadway in New York. He also performed with the international show "Body Music: see music, hear dance" under the artistic direction of Keith Terry and Jep Melendez.

Thanos is particularly active in the Athenian jazz scene having collaborations with some of the most important Greek jazz musicians. Today he is actively collaborating with guitarist Andreas Papagiannakopoulos and the Jazz Improvisation Workshop.

He teaches regularly at the "Playground for the arts" which he has created with Giota Peklari (flamenco) and Petros Kourtis (percussion) and is a member of the teaching staff of the music education program "Orff" at the Moraitis school. At the same time he teaches seminars in Greece and abroad in countries such as the USA, Canada, England, France, Spain, Italy, Finland etc.

References to international festivals:

Tapmotif - Lefkada, production and artistic direction
MadTap - Madrid, teaching and solo performances
TapOn Barcelona - Barcelona, ​​teaching and solo performances
London Tap Jam - London, teaching and solo performances
Kompitus Rhythm - Helsinki, teaching and solo performances
TRI Toronto Rhythm Initiative - Toronto, teaching and appearances with Heather Cornell
Tap Breizh - Rennes France, teaching and solo performances
Habra CaTap Art - Paris, teaching and solo performances
International Body Music Festival - teaching and solo performances with Kantu Korpu
Heather Cornell’s 25th anniversary, taught by Heather Cornell
Walk to beat - Nayack NY, in collaboration with Making Music Dance "

Sotiris Douvas

Rhythm

Sotiris was born in 1982 in Patras. He has been involved in music since he was 16 years old. He enrolled in the Municipal Conservatory of Patras and took drum lessons with Leonidas Pliatsikas, where he finished his studies in 2000.

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Sotiris was born in 1982 in Patras. He has been involved in music since he was 16 years old. He enrolled in the Municipal Conservatory of Patras and took drum lessons with Leonidas Pliatsikas, where he finished his studies in 2000.

2000-2002: During this period he actively participates in the music scene of Greece, playing with well-known musicians of the country in various festivals with jazz, funk, R&B, blues and more.
He becomes accepted at the University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands "Codarts University Of Arts".

2003: During his 4-year stay in the Netherlands, he attended classes with well-known musicians of the international jazz scene and founded various bands, giving concerts in many European countries.

He participates in the multinational band of the Korean pianist Soo Cho and his first cd entitled "Prayer" is released in Europe by the well-known record company Challenge Records (May 2006). The band also wins first place in the Young VIP competition held in Amsterdam - July 2006
He also plays with the band Poly Quartet consisting of Greek musicians and wins first place in the European Motives For Jazz competition held in Hasselt, Belgium - July 2007
With the same band they make their first record with the Greek record company Puzzlemusik and tour in Greece and in other European countries (Netherlands, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, etc.).

2007: Graduates with a Honors Bachelor of Music (BM) from the University of Rotterdam in "Codarts University Of Arts" from the classes of Hans Van Oosterhout and Kris Goessens studying Jazz Drums, improvisation, piano, orchestration and music pedagogy.

Since 2007 Sotiris Douvas has been permanently settling in Greece, where he collaborates with musicians of the country's jazz scene.

2009: He becomes accepted at the University of Antwerp "Artesis" and gains the "Master Degree of jazz drums".

He participates in theatrical performances and has collaborated with visual artists, dancers, and actors in Greece and abroad. He gives seminars and lectures on improvisation, jazz, the development of musical motifs in improvisation and unnecessary rhythms, where he practically applies them with the band Jum, playing a mix of traditional greek music and other eastern countries, in classic rock and psychedelic.

Participation in festivals in Greece and abroad: North Sea Round Town (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Festival de Muzen (Amersfoort, Netherlands), Playfestival Motives for Jazz (Hasselt, Belgium), Prishtina Jazz Festival (Prishtina, Kosovo), Grolsch International Jazz Festival (Enschede, Netherlands), Jazz In Duketown (den Bosch, Netherlands), Jazz Affairs (Groningen, Netherlands), Zante Jazz Festival (Zakynthos, Greece), Tinos Jazz Festival (Tinos, Greece), Cinnamon Festival (Lake Ladona, Greece) ), Hippocracy (Kos, Greece) etc.

Seminars and courses with: Jeff Ballard, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, John Taylor, John Abercrombie, Heyn Van Den Geyn, Steve Clover, Kiko Freitas, Jim Black, Hans Van Oosterhout, Fred Krens, Ruben Van Rompaey etc.

Collaborations with: Jason Lindner, John Ruocco, Heyn Van Den Geyn, Jasper Blom, Eric Vloeimans, Ruud Breuls, Angelo Verploegen, Jan Van Duikeren, Ed Verhoeff, Ben Sluijs, Thanassis Papakonstantinou, Eleni Karaindrou, Panagiotis Andreos, Vassilis Andreos , Costa Konstantinou, Antonis Andreou, Manos Achalinotopoulos, Eleni Valenti, Dimitris Sevdali, David Lynch and the Heavy Metal Band, Theodore Rello

Christina Poupalou

Music Teacher

Born in Athens in 1991. She graduated with honours from the Athens Department of Music Studies. She also holds diploma degrees in piano (class of Mrs. Maria Michalopoulou), in Counterpoint and Fugue (class of Mr. Alexandros Dionatos). She has been a regular member of the children's and youth choir of Agios Efthymios in Keratsini under the direction of the late pedagogue and conductor Mr. Dimitrios Kanaris (from 1997 to 2004) as well as acting accompanist of the same choir under the direction of Mrs. Chrysoulas Tsimouri - Katsourou (from 2012 to 2016). Along with her studies, she participated in various choir festivals and competitions.

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She has been both a regular and a temporary member of many choirs and vocal ensembles such as: 'Rosarte' under Mrs. Rozi Mastrosavva, 'Eklipsis Ensemble' under Mr. Matthew Legakis, 'Corpus Minor' under Mr. Gerasimos Hoidas, 'Compagnia dei Gelosi' under Alexandros Dionatos, 'Fons Musicalis' under Kostis Konstantaras, 'Ars Nova' under Dr Katalin Kiss, and, more recently, the female chamber choir 'Fancy', by conductor Eirini Patsea. She has attended choir conducting seminars with distinguished conductors such as: Miltos Logiadis, Anastasios Symeonidis, Michalis Paceas, Michalis Oikonomou and Dr Árpád Tóth. She was the conductor of the children's choir of Panagia Vlacherna for the year 2016-2017 and a piano teacher at the Apollonio Conservatory (Egaleo branch 2014-2017).

She entered the discography in 2017 with her participation in the album 'Vertigo', to music by Nikos Hadjieleftheriou based on the poetry of the Spanish romantic poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (translation in Greek: Peroulis Sakellaridis).

In June 2019 she successfully completed (with distinction) the postgraduate program of the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy in Budapest entitled 'MA in Kodály Music Pedagogy', specializing in choral conducting (class of Peter Erdei).

Since September 2019 she has been collaborating with the Kodály Conservatory of Athens (teacher of piano, music theory, history and assistant conductor of mixed and youth choir). Finally, she was the conductor and coordinator (2019-2020), together with Mrs. Eirini Lagou, of the choir 'Sedaye Azad' (Free Voices), consisting of young girls from Afghanistan, aiming at their social inclusion and psychosocial empowerment through the choral experience.

Simela Emmanouilidou

Music Teacher

She was born in Athens in 1985. She graduated from the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University with a major in Classical Singing. Holds a Diploma in Classical Song (class of Christina Giannakopoulou), Violin and Advanced Theory. She is a graduate student in Piano as well as in the School of Choir Conducting of the Hellenic Kodaly Institute with Michalis and Irini Patseas.

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She has attended singing seminars with Costas Paschalis, Aris Christofelis, Helga Wagner, Kms Kurt Equiluz, Cheryl Studer, Dimitris Giakas, Nikos Vassiliou, Petros Gallias, Cindi Trent. For two years she studied French Baroque with Iakovos Pappas, where she appeared as "Cybele", ("Atys" - Jean-Baptiste Lully) and as "Leonore", ("Le Carnaval de Venise" - Andre Campra). She studied melodramatic art with Panagis Pagoulatos, Filippos Tsalachouris and Giannis Aeriniotis. In the last two years she has been taking acting classes with Giannis Panagopoulos, Evangelia Karakatsani and Maria Katsandri, as well as dance-movement classes with Markella Manoliadis, Sofia Konstantinidou, Thanos Daskalopoulos and Dimitris Karalis.

She was a member of the Children's Choir and Orchestra of the Third Program, the Children and Mixed Choir of the Kodaly Conservatory and the Mixed Choir of the Ionian University.

As a first violin she has collaborated with the Ionian University Orchestra under the direction of Miltos Logiadis, the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Corfu under the direction of Alkis Baltas and the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Kalamata under the direction of Andreas Tselikas.

Since 2015 she is the Conductor of the Choir of the Women's Center in the Municipality of Ilion.

Since 2017 she is a member of the vocal ensemble Chores of Marina Satti, participating in several productions (Medea, All Greece a culture, etc.). In the last year she has also taken on the duties of choir conductor.

She teaches violin, piano and classical song in various conservatories in Athens.

Kharálampos Goyós

Music Teacher/ Music dramaturgy

Born in 1977. Studied with composers Philippos Tsalahouris and Dimitris Lionis. A graduate of the Department of Music Studies of the University of Athens.

As a composer and a conductor, he has collaborated with several important institutions (Greek National Opera, Athens Epidaurus Festival, Athens and Thessaloniki Concert Halls, National Theatre of Greece, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, Greek Art Theatre “Karolos Koun”, Onassis Stegi, Orchestra of Colours, Documenta, Neuköllner Oper etc.) and figures in music, theatre, literature and art in Greece and abroad.

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Born in 1977. Studied with composers Philippos Tsalahouris and Dimitris Lionis. A graduate of the Department of Music Studies of the University of Athens.

As a composer and a conductor, he has collaborated with several important institutions (Greek National Opera, Athens Epidaurus Festival, Athens and Thessaloniki Concert Halls, National Theatre of Greece, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, Greek Art Theatre “Karolos Koun”, Onassis Stegi, Orchestra of Colours, Documenta, Neuköllner Oper etc.) and figures in music, theatre, literature and art in Greece and abroad.

He has composed the operas Little Red Riding Hood and the (Good) Wolf (Polytechno Theatre, Athens, 1998/99), Damage, an Opera in Seven Meals (Athens Festival, 2008), A Body (GNO Experimental Stage, 2008), Anthony’s Death (GNO Alternative Stage, 2021), the populist oratorio New Greece (The Making-Of) (Dimitria Festival, Thessaloniki & Athens Biennale, 2013) and other works, mostly in the field of music theatre. His music has won awards in Greece, Cyprus, the UK and the Czech Republic.

The controversial trilogy of political operas in paraphrase Yasou Aida! (Neuköllner Oper, Thessaloniki Concert Hall and Athens Festival, 2012), AirRossini or We Are the 1% (Neuköllner Oper, 2013/14) and Twilight of the Debts (GNO Alternative Stage, 2017), written in collaboration with Alexandros Efklidis and Dimitris Dimopoulos, caused strong interest and contradictory reactions in the Greek and international press.

His opera Little Red Riding Hood and the (Good) Wolf was released on CD by the Orchestra of Colours and his oratorio New Greece (The Making-Of) appeared digitally on the FYTINI label.

He edited and conducted the first post-war revivals of Theofrastos Sakellaridis’s operettas The Daughter of the Storm and Sataneries, as well as the first contemporary revival of Jani Christou’s music for Aeschylus’s Prometheus Bound.

He taught at the Music Theatre Workshop of the Municipal and Regional Theatre of Patras and at the Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece. He currently teaches at the Athens Conservatoire.
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