Antonis Ladopoulos


B.M., Αthens University of Economics and Business (Business Management), B.M., William Paterson University of New Jersey (Jazz Studies), M.A., Eastern Illinois University

Antonis Ladopoulos teaches applied music- saxophone, jazz theory courses, improvisation and jazz and popular ensembles at Deree. He was born in Athens. He received a Graduate Assistantship with a full scholarship from Eastern Illinois University and spent two years at EIU studying and working as a teaching assistant in the Jazz Program. In 1991 he earned an exceptional performance award at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival. He graduated in 1992 with a Master of Arts Degree. Since then, he has been composing, performing and teaching Jazz. His discography includes 7 albums. He has appeared in numerous concerts and recordings as well as a soloist with the National Radio Orchestra. His Jazz quartet was featured in the celebration events of the 2004 Olympic Games. Antonis is the co-founder of music institute and record label and the creator and co-director of Muse Festival one of the most prestigious yearly Jazz festivals ever to take place in Greece. From 2008 to 2011 Antonis taught Jazz Theory, Improvisation, Jazz Saxophone & Ensembles at the University of Macedonia. He is currently a Ph.D candidate in Music Studies at the University of Athens and working as a freelance composer, performer and educator.