1st International Congress of Musicology

Athens Goethe Institute, 25-27 February 2002


George Zervos

He was born in Cairo of Egypt. He studied theory and piano at the “Greek Conservatory” and the “Orpheum”, and composition with Jannis Ioannides. In 1981 he went to Paris for post-graduate studies (University Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne). He followed courses in musicology and musical aesthetics, with Michel Guiomar and Daniel Charles, and composition with Iannis Xenakis. In 1982 he received the post graduate diploma D.E.A., submitting the thesis Mathematical Procedures in the Work of Bartók and Xenakis. In 1995 he got a Ph.D. degree from the Music Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His thesis was entitled The Crisis of the Subject in the Works of the Composers of the Second Viennese School: Schönberg, Berg, Webern.
Zervos’ compositions have been performed in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France and the USA, and published by K. Papagrigoriou – Ch. Nakas music publishers. Two CDs have recently appeared with his works (Eros and Soul, 1999, and Study for String Quartet, 2000). As a musicologist, Zervos has published several articles on the 20th century music. He has participated in several congresses. He is a lecturer at the Music Department of the University of Athens, teaching musical analysis. He is a member of the Advisory and the Editorial Board of Musicology.