Review of Theory and Praxis of Music

Achilleas G. Chaldaeakes

Αssociate Professor of Byzantine Musicology at the Department of Music Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He teaches on both undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Athens, but also at other Greek Universities and Institutes. His published scientific work comprises more than 150 studies (monographs, articles, entries in encyclopaedias, communications in congresses, essays in various collective volumes and scientific reviews, etc.), mostly on various subjects (theoretical, historical, aesthetical, etc.) pertaining to the field of Byzantine Music.

At the same time, he is the director of an artistic group of international renown, the choir “Masters of Psaltic Art”. With this choir he has given, up to the present day, more than 400 performances in Europe, Asia, America and Australia, and has appeared in many radio and TV shows in Greece and abroad. He also is an internationally recognized and praised chanter, i.e. an artist-performer of Byzantine Music. He chants regularly in a church at the center of Athens, but also in various religious and artistic events both in Greece and abroad, where he is frequently being invited as a chanter.