Review of Theory and Praxis of Music

Katy Romanou

Associate professor of musicology at the European University of Cyprus. She was a faculty member of the Music Department of the University of Athens and of various music conservatories in Athens, Kalamata, Volos and Argos

She is a researcher of Greek music in the CE and has published widely on that subject; most recently: “Exchanging Rings under dictatorships”, in Music and Dictatorship in Europe and Latin America, edited by R. Illiano and M. Sala, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout 2009, and (with Maria Barbaki) “Music Education in Nineteenth-Century Greece; its Institutions and their Contribution to Urban Musical Life”, in Nineteenth Century Music Review 8 (2011). Her recent books are: Έντεχνη Ελληνική Μουσική στους Νεότερους Χρόνους [Art Greek Music in Recent Times] (Athens 2006); as editor and writer, Serbian and Greek Art Music. A Patch to Western Music History (Bristol & Chicago 2009); and a translation of Chrysanthos of Madytos, Great Theory of Music (New York 2010)

She is a member of the editorial board of the Greek peer reviewed periodical Musicologia, published in Athens. She is also coordinator of the Greek team of RIPM (Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale / Retrospective Index of Music Periodicals). She is / was research supervisor of many PhD candidates investigating aspects of Greek music (in universities of Athens, Thessalonica, Paris, Copenhagen and Istanbul). In 13 January – 7 February 2010 she participated in the University Seminars Program of the Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA) as a Senior Visiting Scholar in four U.S. Universities (CUNY – Graduate Center in New York, Yale University, University of Florida in Gainesville, University of Missouri in St. Louis). At present, she is investigating the history of music in Cyprus.