Review of Theory and Praxis of Music

Maria Alexandru

Born in Bucharest, 1969. She studied Music Pedagogy at the State Conservatory “Ciprian Porumbescu” in Bucharest, Musicology, Latin Philology and Byzantinology at Bonn University, and Byzantine Studies at Copenhagen University, with J. Raasted and Chr. Troelsgård. In 2001 she got her PhD degree at Copenhagen University, with a dissertation about the Megala Semadia of the Middle Byzantine Musical Notation. During her postgraduate studies she was a fellow of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, and during her postdoctoral studies of the foundation Alexander von Humboldt. Since 2002 she teaches Byzantine music at the School of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (since 2009 as an assistant professor). She participated at many international congresses and gave master classes in Paleography of Byzantine Music, receiving different distinctions. Her scientific work contains two books and more than 30 articles, mainly in the fields of paleography, analysis, historiography and didactics of Byzantine Chant.