Review of Theory and Praxis of Music

Yannis Belonis

Ph.D. in Musicology (Department of Musical Studies of the University of Athens). He is a member of the Faculty of Music Technology at the Technological University of Epirus (Arta) and chief editor of the musicological Journal Polyphonia. He specialises in Greek music, and in particular in composers of the Greek National School of Music.

He studied piano (under the supervision of Aspasia Fasoula) and music theory (under the supervision of Stathis Kallianos) at the National Conservatory, and during the period 1997-2001 he attended a course of composition under the supervision of musicologist and composer George Zervos. He graduated from the Department of Musical Studies at the University of Athens in 1998. The following year he received a scholarship from the National Scholarships Institution in order to carry out his Ph.D. thesis with the subject The Chamber Music of Manolis Kalomiris, which was completed in 2004.

Since 2004, iin collaboration with the publishing house “Philippos Nakas”, he has undertaken the editing of a part of the orchestral work of composer Yannis A. Papaioannou. During the period 2004-2006 he participated in a research program in the University of Athens titled “Serbian and Greek Music. A Comparative Research”, under the scientific supervision of Katy Romanou. He has actively participated in international musicological conferences, and during the period 2008-2010 he collaborated with the newspaper Real News as a music critic.

In 2012, the Hellenic Music Centre published his book titled Chamber Music in Greece in the first half of the 20th century. The case of Marios Varvoglis (1885-1967). His articles have been published in Greek and foreign scientific journals, collective editions, and in program notes of the Athens Concert Hall.