Review of Theory and Praxis of Music

Ioannis Papathanasiou

He was born in Athens in 1967. He studied in Italy at the Università degli Studi di Pavia – Scuola di Paleografia e Filologia Μusicale. He obtained his degree in musicology con lode and post-graduate degree in Palaeography and Musical Philology under Professor Giancarlo Prato. In 1994 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen – Institute of Greek and Latin, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Phil J. Raasted, in the field of Byzantine Musical Palaeography, with his dissertation on Il quarto modo authentico nella tradizione medievale irmologica. While writing the latter dissertation he was recipient of a scholarship granted by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. In 1995-1997 he worked in the capacity of special scholar in the Faculty of Music Studies at the University of Athens. Ιn the same Faculty, he was elected Lecturer (1997) and in 2002 Assistant Professor in the field of the “Palaeography of Music”. His research interests are focused on the study of musical notation, particularly Byzantine and Western neumatic notation up to the 14th century.