Ptychion, University of Athens; Ptychion of Classical Guitar, National Conservatory; Diploma of Classical Singing, Kodaly Conservatory; Postgraduate Diploma in Early Music (Lute/Voice), Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Effi Minakoulis has been teaching music history and music appreciation at ACG-DEREE since 1998. She is also teaches Musical Theater Performance Skills, Vocal Technique, and Applied singing. She is currently the director of the DEREE Choir. As a lute player she has collaborated with the National Opera House Orchestra, the Greek Radio Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Athens, the Camerata Stuttgart, the Camerata Orchestra of the Friends of Music, the Patras Orchestra and has participated in the performance and the recordings of Handel’s “Oreste”, “Arianna in Creta” “Tamerlano” (Echo Klassic Award for best recording of 18th c Opera ) and “Giulio Cesare” for the German company MDG under the direction of George Petrou. As a singer she is active in the Early Music scene promoting the vocal music of the 16th and 17th centuries. She has also collaborated with the Orchestra of the Municipality of Athens and the Orchestra of the American College of Athens in the performance of J. S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” and “Magnificat”, A. Vivaldi’ s “Gloria”, W. A. Mozart’s “Requiem”, “The Magic Flute” and “Cosi fan Tutte” and Handel’s “Messiah”. She has also recorded a CD entitled “Nativita di Christo” in collaboration with the Music Department of the American College of Greece and a CD entitled “Lovely Echoes” in collaboration with SPIZA. She has taught classical guitar, renaissance lute, basso continuo, early song and chamber music in the Nakas Conservatory and the Nikolaos Mantzaros Conservatory.