June, 2023

202307Jun10:0014:00Piano Masterclass with Elena Christodoulou10:00 - 14:00

Event Details

When: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | 10:00-14:00
Where: 7th Level Auditorium, Deree — The American College of Greece

Organized by:
Deree Music Society

About the event

An open four-hour piano masterclass with pianist and piano professor Mrs. Elena Christodoulou.
The Deree alumna and distinguished artist will work with the currently enrolled piano students of applied music and will guide them in the interpretation of selected solo piano repertoire.
Active Participants: Aggelos Latsides, Ellie Varvarigou, Yuqing (Alice) Chen, Vasileios Gavvaris.
There will be four sessions starting at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00.

About the artist

Elena Christodoulou has pursued a career of remarkable diversity. Regarded for her “…exquisite and crystal clear ability of her fingers…worth jealous control of sound, phrasing and musical intentions…extrovert martellato sound, impressive technical skills…” (Musical Tone magazine, Greece, D. Mallouhos), she has given numerous piano recitals and chamber music concerts in four continents: North America, Europe, Asia, North Africa. She has appeared in Austria (Salzburg), USA (Boston, Salt Lake City, Dayton), Italy (Rome), Egypt (Cairo and Alexandria Opera House), UAE (Dubai), Iran (Vahdat and Roudaki Hall), Greece (Athens and Thessaloniki Megaron Concert Hall). She has performed as a soloist with various orchestras such as the Wiener KammerOrchester (direction M. Mihailidis), the Orchestra of Colors (direction M. Logiadis), the Italian Camerata String Orchestra “Partenopea” (direction E. Volpe), the chamber orchestra of The American College of Greece, the Greek Saxophone Orchestra (artistic direction Th. Kerkezos) etc. She has also recorded for the Greek National Radio, TV, and the Greek Radio broadcasting in Boston.

She has been invited by the Greek Composers’ Union to interpret works by contemporary Greek composers, many of which have dedicated their works to her (M.I. Alexiadis, T. Rosopoulos). She has given a series of piano masterclasses and concerts in Iran under the auspices of The Tehran Arts University, as well as in the International Summer Academy (Zeus Music Festival) in Greece under the auspices of Vladimir Spivakov and Vladimir Krainev International Charity Foundation. She has collaborated with numerous Embassies in Greece (such as the Embassy of Serbia under the patronage of Princess Katherine of Serbia), with the aim of promoting the Greek, American, and European classical music. She has been awarded by the charity organization Lions Club International for her musical contribution.

She has given courses on music at The American College of Greece (School of Continuing and Professional Studies). Many of her students have won prizes in several piano competitions (Unesco Art and Sciences piano competition, Maria Chairogiorgou piano competition etc.) as well as have graduated (Piano Diploma) from the Greek Conservatories (Athenaeum, Nakas, Municipality of Maroussi) with honors.

She received her Piano Diploma with Honors, first prize, and a gold medal under the instruction of Dimitris Toufexis. She graduated from The American College of Greece (Deree), where she received a BA in Music, with Highest Distinction. As a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and the Onassis Foundation Scholarship, she earned the Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from The Boston Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Michael Lewin. She also studied with other great pianists, such as Leon Fleisher, Jacob Lateiner (Mozarteum Academy, Austria), Aquilles delle Vigne, Nicolae Petrof, Marcella Crudelli. In recognition of her contribution to the artistic activities of The American College of Greece, she was awarded with the Special Artistic Award, the second award given in the history of the College. She is a prize winner in several piano competitions (“Associazione Culturale Fryderick Chopin” Rome, Boston Conservatory Concerto competition) as well as a jury member in several piano competitions.