Erato Alakiozidou

Piano
She was born in Thessaloniki in 1971, and studied piano at the State Conservatory of Greece with E. Papazoglou. She received her diploma with the highest distinction in 1990.She has furthered her postgraduate studies with Julia and Constantine Ganevi (Greece, Belgium), Roberto Szidon(Germany, Switzerland) and Lilly Boyadjieva in Paris(Conservatoire de Villepinte)from where she received her «Diplome Superiere du piano» with the highest distinction and the first prize. Αlso she attended a number of master classes by distinguished artists such as: S.Dimitrova ,C.Cuidici,A.Speranza ,M.Newmann.In addition, under Macedonian Conservatory’s scholarship , she completed her advanced theory studies with D. Athanasiadis ,obtaining diplomas in Harmony, Counterpoint ,Orchestration and Fugue.
One of her mentors for many years has been the distinguished pianist, conductor and composer Nikos Astrinidis ,whose works she often performs. She regularly gives recitals or participates in chamber music concerts and summer festivals of contemporary music e.g. those of Athens , Thessaloniki and other cities of Greece as well as in Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Italy, Turkey, Belgium, Serbia and Bulgaria. She has often presented work premieres as well. She has collaborated with the symphonic orchestra “Nae Leonard” Galati of Romania and with the Orchestra of Colors as a member of the “Tangos a Cuatro”quartet. She is a founder member of the ensembles “Tangos a Cuatro” and of the contemporary music ensemble “Idee Fixe”. She recorded for the Greek and Bulgarian state television and for the German southwest broadcasting corporation
Her repertoire includes a wide range of important classical and contemporary works Since 2000, she is actively involved in contemporary music. She has recorded works of Astor Piazzolla with the quartet “Tangos a Cuatro” for Protasis Productions (2003-PR 1058-2) and works of Astor Piazzola based on poems of J.L. Borges in the cd “Somebody is talking to tango” with ankh productions (2007-c 2202-2).Also she has recorded works of greek composer Nikos Astrinidis “(90th birthday anniversary-Nikos Astrinidis”-subways music (2010-SM101).
In collaboration with the German pianist Thomas Wellen, she has redacted the piano sonatas of J. Haydn, which are published by the Music Melody Maker editions.
She is Artistic Director at the Municipal Conservatory of Thermi, the founder and the Artistic Director of “Synthermia” International Contemporary Music Festival and also she is working at the State Conservatory of Greece. She has been a member of the Panel of Experts of the Alumni Association of Thessaloniki Conservatories. She has received excellent critiques for her entire presence in the artistic domain with an Honorary Distinction from the Union of Greek Reviewers for Theatre and Music . 

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