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ΜΟΝΤΕΡΝΙΣΜΟΣ | ΓΑΛΛΙΚΟ ΙΝΣΤΙΤΟΥΤΟ (MODERNISM | FRENCH INSTITUTE)

October 12 - November 12 2020

Artistic director George Koumendakis

Composer Dimitris Dragatakis

Mezzo-soprano Margarita Syngeniotou


"Monologue I" is presented by the Greek National Opera as part of the 2nd Online Festival with the title "COUNTERPOINTS".

PHD PUBLICATION BY ELYSE DALABAKIS

November 2020

Thesis title: Dimitris Dragatakis (1914-2001): Advancing his legacy and Concerto for Viola using twenty-first-century digital tools


Elyse Dalabakis’s research focuses on digital humanities and how to advance the legacy and works of lesser-known composers using 21st-century digital tools, focusing specifically on Greek composer Dimitris Dragatakis and his Concerto for Viola. Her research uses Concerto for Viola as a digital case study to demonstrate how 21st-century performers, scholars, and archivists might approach advancing the works of lesser-known composers through digital mediums. Her study ensures Dragatakis’s legacy and musical works remain accessible in a predominantly ‘contactless’ and ‘socially-distanced’ world to future performers and scholars.

TRIBUTE TO THE COMPOSER DIMITRIS DRAGATAKIS

18 December 2019

Concert Hall of Nakas Conservatory

Exactly 18 years after his passing in Athens and included:

  • Book presentation  of Dimitris Dragatakis biography and works , by Dr.Magdalini Kalopana

  • Speeches by: Katy Romanou, Professor of Musicology; Valia Dragatakis Koronidi, daughter of the composer; Thomas Tamvakos, Music writer-critic-researcher-archivist; Iakovos Konitopoulos, composer, member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Composers Union; Evangelos Kokkoris,  composer, Art Director of the Nakas Conservatory

  • Concert of Dragatakis works: Berceuse, for violin and piano; Three speeches , for solo flute; En Samo, for piano and flute;Etudes I and II, for solo piano

  • Exhibition of Dragatakis personal Archive, in the foyer of Nakas Conservatory

NEW BOOK PUBLICATION BY DR MAGDALINI KALOPANA

18 December 2019

Dr Magdalini Kalopana presents her research on Dragatakis in the form of a book detailing the composer's life and works: Dimitris Dragatakis: Systematic and Bio-Bibliographic Works Catalogue [Systēmatikos kai Bio-bibliographikos Katalogos Ergōn]) (Athens: Nakas, 2019). The event will be hosted at the Concert Hall of the Philippos Nakas Conservatory, Athens.

DRAGATAKIS: HIS LIFE AND WORKS | GREEK RADIO 3RD PROGRAMME INTERVIEW WITH DR. MAGDALINI KALOPANA

11 December 2019

The 11 December 2019 Greek Radio’s 3rd Programme broadcast presents an interview with Dr. Magdalini Kalopana about the upcoming presentation on 18 December 12019, of her book about the composer Dimitris Dragatakis, his life and works. During the interview she talks about his biography, his personality and his musical route. The interview includes also two of Dragatakis works: Butterfly (before 1940) for solo piano, Lorenda Ramou (piano); and Sonata Nr. 1, (1958) for violin and piano, Tatsis Apostolidis (violin) and Aris Garoufalis (piano) Programme presenters: Julietta Karori and Dionysis Mallouhos

NZSM PHD CANDIDATES LAUNCH THEIR PHD RESEARCH ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE

14 October 2019

Elyse Dalabakis and Xi Liu (Lucy), two NZSM PhD candidates and violists, launched their PhD research onto the international stage through presentations and performances at the 46th International Viola Congress (IVC) – the largest annual conference centered around the viola - in September in Poznan, Poland.

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