Performers 2020

Myrsini Margariti

Greek-born soprano Myrsini Margariti, is a versatile singer with a very wide repertoire, including works from baroque to contemporary music. She is praised by the critics for her profound musicality, virtuosity, clarity of sound and striking stage presence: “Her voice is extremely versatile, includes wonderfully lyrical as high dramatic register” – NDR Kultur, “Whether threading delicate lines, singing with attack or brilliant coloratura relish, she also encompassed the emotional range of this programme.” – The telegraph, “Her stage presence is regal.” –

Current season 2019-2020 highlights include the title role in “Alcina”,Armida (Rinaldo) and Anastasio (Giustino) under W. Katschner in a tour in Germany and Switzerland, Armira (Scipione) at the Handel Festival Goettingen in Germany, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Weinachtsoratorium, all under George Petrou, Four Last Songs of R. Strauss, Mahler’s 4rth Symphony, a world Premiere of the contemporary opera of the renowned greek composer George Kouroupos at the Greek National Opera a. o.

Previous highlights of her carreer include appearances at Bozar/Brussels, the BBC PROMS, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Valetta Baroque Festival, Malta, Handel Festival Halle, Germany. As a concert singer she has performed in Indonesia, China, Malta, Greece, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Mexiko, England, Hungary, Belgium and the Netherlands. In January and February 2018 she sang the role of Laodice in “Siroe” with the Nederlandse Reisopera, touring several opera houses in Netherlands.

She began her carreer singing the role of Serpetta in a production directed by Dorris Doerrie (La finta giardiniera – Landestheater Salzburg in cooperation with the International Salzburg Festival).
From 2006 to 2009 Myrsini Margariti was a member of the ensemble at the Halle Opera in Germany, where she performed several roles: Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Euridice (L’ Orfeo), Wellgunde (Das Rheingold), Xenia (Boris Godunov), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Tebaldo and Voce dal cielo (Don Carlo) a.o.

Guest appearances include among others Theaters of Erfurt, Darmstadt, Oldenburg (Germany), Theater Wintertur, Schaffhausen, Vills, Olten (Swiss), Megaron Athens, International Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Greek National Opera, Onassis Cultural Center, Theater Herodes Atticus a.o. in roles such as Micaela (Carmen), Contessa and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Morgana and Alcina (Alcina), Drusilla (L‘ incoronazione di Poppea) , Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Clorinda (Cenerentola), Sylvia (L’ isola disabitata), Coryphee (Alceste), Laodice (Hasse’s Siroe), Salome (Stradella’s San Giovanni), Valencienne (Die Lustige Witwe), Johanna (Sweeney Todd) a.o.

She studied voice and violin at the National Conservatory in Athens and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Musicology from the University of Athens. She completed two Master’s Degrees in “Lied and Oratorio” and “Opera and Musical Theater” with the highest honors, at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. During her studies she was granted with the “Alexander Onassis Foundation” and the “Juergen Ponto Stiftung” Scholarship. Since 2017 she is professor in Athens Conservatory and artistic director of the annual “Lied Festival” of the conservatory.


Alex Mastichiadis

Alex Mastichiadis started harpsichord lessons with Daphne Kokkoni. In 2008 he was admitted in the Department of Musical Studies of the Ionian University, where he continued his harpsichord studies under the guidance of Katerina Michopoulou. He obtained his master’s degree from HKU Utrecht Conservatory working with Siebe Henstra, harpsichord and Reitze Smits, organ. He has performed as a member of musical ensembles in Greece, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria, and Germany.

In Greece he has performed amongst others in the Alternative Scene of Greek National Opera and Thessaloniki Concert Hall. He has also performed as soloist and as a member of musical ensembles in Megaron-Athens Concert Hall. Along with baroque violinist George Samoilis he founded the DissensoDuo which has appeared in numerous early music festivals in Greece and abroad.

He is a frequent collaborator of Athens Camerata performing with period instruments, and of Latinita Nostras. He has given seminars on early music in Utrecht Conservatory and Ionian University. In parallel with his work on early music he has developed collaborations with artists of experimental music, e.g. Mohammad. He has recorded for labels like DECCA and MDG. He is also an instructor of harpsichord and clavichord at the Music Hub Conservatory, Athens.


Gerasimos Papadopoulos

Gerasimos Papadopoulos was born in Athens in 1988 and grew up in Cyprus. There he took his first lessons in Byzantine Music, bouzouki and oud. He studied Linguistics at the University of Athens, and is a PhD candidate in Byzantine Musicology. He has sung in many churches in Greece and abroad, while he is a permanent member of the choir “Maestors of the Psaltic Art”.

He plays and sings rebetika, traditional and oriental songs, participating in various musical groups in Athens. Among his research interests is the relationship of the Ottoman makam with the Byzantine mode in terms of morphology and history, while since 2018 he has been teaching makam theory at the Center for Greek Music “Foivos Anogeianakis”.

He specializes in oriental modal music, and has written music for Fotini Kaimaki’s fairy tale “Zachrenia: the Stone of Love” and for the shadow theater play of Iosif Vivilakis “Filothei: the noble girl of Athens” played by Athos Danelis and Nikolas Tzivelekis. He plays oud and sings oriental pieces with Ferah Τrio.


Αχιλλέας – Απόστολος Τίγκας

Ο Αχιλλέας-Απόστολος Τίγκας γεννήθηκε στον Βόλο το 1984. Από πολύ μικρή ηλικία ξεκίνησε σπουδές στην κλασική ευρωπαϊκή και στη βυζαντινή εκκλησιαστική μουσική. Είναι διπλωματούχος Βυζαντινής μουσικής του Κρατικού Ωδείου Θεσσαλονίκης (τάξη Π. Παππαεμμανουήλ) και πτυχιούχος Αρμονίας του Μακεδονικού Ωδείου Θεσσαλονίκης (τάξη Δ. Αθανασιάδη). Είναι απόφοιτος του τμήματος Μουσικής Επιστήμης και Τέχνης του Πανεπιστημίου Μακεδονίας, κατεύθυνση παραδοσιακής μουσικής, ειδίκευση νέυ (επιβλέπων καθηγητής Χ. Μπάρμπας).

Είναι επίσης κάτοχος Master από το Istanbul Technical University, τμήμα Μ.Ι.Α.Μ. (Center for Advanced Studies in Music) με ειδίκευση στην ερμηνεία της οθωμανικής μουσικής στο νέυ και διδάσκοντα τον περίφημο δεξιοτέχνη νεϋζέν Dr. Süleyman Ergüner. Είναι υποψήφιος διδάκτορας του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, τμήμα Μουσικών σπουδών, υπό την εποπτεία του Καθηγητή κ. Αχιλλέα Χαλδαιάκη. Δάσκαλοί του στο νέυ, τους παραδοσιακούς αυλούς και την θεωρία των Μακάμ υπήρξαν μερικοί από τους πλέον καταξιωμένους ερμηνευτές και δασκάλους στο είδος τους σε Ελλάδα και εξωτερικό όπως οι Χάρης Λαμπράκης, Σωκράτης Σινόπουλος, Μάνος Αχαλινωτόπουλος, Χρίστος Τσιαμούλης, Ömer Erdoğdular, Ali Tan, Şehvar Beşiroğlu.

Υπήρξε ιδρυτικό μέλος πολλών μουσικών σχημάτων («QADA Quartet», «Ferah trio», «ΕΟ», «Mounajat», «EBED trio», Μουσικό Σύνολο «Τερπνόν») που πειραματίζονται με σύγχρονο ήχο πάνω στις μουσικές παραδόσεις της Μεσογείου. Έχει συμμετάσχει σε πληθώρα συναυλιών στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό με επιφανής ερμηνευτές και συνθέτες από τoν ευρύτερο χώρο της Μεσογείου όπως οι: Sumru Agiruruyen (Τουρκία), Lamia Bedioui (Τυνησία), Ziad Razab (Συρία), Efren Lopez Sanz (Ισπανία), Ζωή Τηγανούρια (Ελλάδα).


Στέφανος Αγιόπουλος

Ο Στέφανος Αγιόπουλος γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα και κατάγεται από το Διδυμότειχο Έβρου. Είναι πτυχιούχος στη Διατροφολογία. Ξεκίνησε την ενασχόλησή του με τη μουσική σε μικρή ηλικία, σπουδάζοντας θεωρητικά και κλασσική κιθάρα στην Ιωνική Σχολή Μουσικής Νέας Σμύρνης. Αργότερα το ενδιαφέρον του στρέφεται στα κρουστά και τη μουσική της ανατολικής Μεσογείου. Την ενασχόλησή του με τα κρουστά συνεχίζει στο Παναρμόνιο Ωδείο με δάσκαλο τον Βαγγέλη Καρίπη και αργότερα σπουδάζει θεωρητικά στο ωδείο Φ. Νάκας με τον Πέτρο Κούρτη. Στη συνέχεια παρακολουθεί σεμινάρια κρουστών δίπλα σε κορυφαίους μουσικούς, όπως ο Ahmet Misirli και ο Zohar Fresco.

Το 1998 ξεκινά να διδάσκει κρουστά στο Κέντρο Μουσικής Αγωγής στην Καλλιθέα (καλλιτεχνική διεύθυνση Ross Daly) και εν συνεχεία σε διάφορα ωδεία και μουσικές σχολές (Μουσική Σχολή Ηχοτρόπιο, Εθνικό Ωδείο Νέας Σμύρνης, κ.ά.). Έχει συνεργαστεί με σημαντικούς καλλιτέχνες και μουσικούς (Χρήστος Τσιαμούλης, Μάνος Κουτσαγγελίδης, Lamia Bendioui, Μάκης Αμπλιανίτης, Γιώργος Μαγκλάρας, Μανώλης Καρπάθιος, Μαίρη Έσπερ, Βαγγέλης Δημούδης, κ.ά.), συμμετέχοντας κατά καιρούς σε συναυλίες, μουσικές εκδηλώσεις, ηχογραφήσεις τόσο στην Ελλάδα, όσο και στο εξωτερικό. Επίσης, έχει πραγματοποιήσει σεμινάρια κρουστών σε διάφορες πόλεις της Ελλάδας και στο εξωτερικό (Εθνικό Ωδείο Σπάρτης, KayaFest – Fetiye Τουρκίας, κ.ά.). Το 2000 συγκροτεί μαζί με τον Στέλιο Βαρβέρη το μουσικό σχήμα Μισμαγιές και το 2006 το σχήμα Caravan, έχοντας ως αντικείμενο τη βαθύτερη μελέτη και εκτέλεση της λόγιας, παραδοσιακής αλλά και σύγχρονης ανατολικής μουσικής.

Σήμερα διδάσκει κρουστά στο ΚΕΜΦΑ (ως συνέχεια των μαθημάτων του Μουσείου Ελληνικών Λαϊκών Μουσικών Οργάνων Φοίβου Ανωγειανάκη, όπου δίδασκε από το 2011) και αναλαμβάνει σε ετήσια βάση τη μουσική επιμέλεια εκδηλώσεων, όπως την αναβίωση του αποκριάτικου εθίμου «Οι Κουδουναραίοι» στο Ξηροκάμπι Λακωνίας και εορταστικές συναυλίες στο Ιστορικό Υφαντουργείο Σ.Ε.Ν. με τη συμμετοχή μαθητών του. Παράλληλα, έχει δημιουργήσει το μουσικό σύνολο κρουστών Groovy CARAVAN, με στελέχη απόφοιτους μαθητές του ΚΕΜΦΑ.

Επιπλέον είναι ιδρυτικό μέλος του J. Vern Project, του νεοσύστατου σχήματος Bakır duo και του μουσικού σχήματος Ferah Trio.


Anastasia Miliori

Anastasia Miliori is a versatile musician, moving between Early and New Music while using Improvisation with flexibility. She received her Soloist Diploma in Violin from Musical Horizons Conservatory under Professor Dimitri Semsis and the Counterpoint Degree in Advanced Theory under Professor Nikos Panagiotakis. She also studied Medieval-Modern Greek Literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree.

She continued the musical studies at the State Music University of Trossingen specializing in Early Music (baroque violin & early music singing) under Professors Anton Steck, Jana Chytilova and Jan Van Elsacker and she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Early Music. Meanwhile she performed a Kontaktstudium in Classical Singing at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, under Professor Frederique Friess.

She has collaborated with symphony and baroque orchestras such as: World Youth Orchestra Unesco “Jeunesse Musicale”, (under Josep Vicent), Collegium Musicum Stuttgart, European Union Baroque Orchestra (under Lars Ulrik Mortensen), Bern Consort (under Jörg Ritter ), Laudamus-Te Stuttgart (under Monica Vasquez), Patras Orchestra under (George Petrou /recordings for MDG).

She has performed as a soloist, among others at: Megaron Athens Concert Hall, the Alternative Stage of Stavros Niarchos Cultural Foundation, the International Festival of Aegina, the Spring Organ Series (St.Paul’s Anglican Church), Michalis Kakoyannis Foundation, the Benaki Museum, the Parnassos concert hall, the Auditorium of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, the Auditorium of Theocharaki Foundation, as well as the Megaron Gyzi Santorini Festival.

She teaches violin and chamber music at the Municipal Conservatory of Filothei-Neo Psychiko as well as at the Music Education Conservatory / Haidari. She has given Baroque Violin Masterclasses at the 3d International Summer Academy in Kavala, the Nikolaos Mantzaros Conservatory as well as the Artists Seminar in Doorn/The Netherlands.

She founded the baroque ensemble Diverse & Bizarre with which she performs regularly and she has been the artistic director of the Athens Baroque Festival since 2017.


Kira Saplachidou

Kira Saplachidou is a flutist based in Greece. Starting her musical studies at an early age, she received important influence from significant flutists in Greece, such as Dr. Iwona Glinka in Athens, Prof. Ilie Macovei and Prof.Matoula Chatzi at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki.
After Highschool, she received the Soloist Diploma with honours, from the Musical Horizons Conservatory-class of Dr. Iwona Glinka- and then continued her musical education in the class of Prof. Gülsen Arife Tatu, in Germany. Along with her studies, living in Germany enriched her musical education through important collaborations as a student and a professional player as well. She performed in chamber music recitals and collaborated with various orchestras around Europe.

In 2012, she graduated receiving the Bachelor Diplom of Music education in Flute and embraced her pedagogical impulses by teaching flute in musical institutions in the region of Baden-Württemberg in Germany, while seeking further teaching education through seminars and pedagogical courses.

Furthermore, in Trossingen, she was introduced to the historical interpretation of music and the historical flute, the Traverso. Under the guidance of Professor Dr.Linde Brunmayr-Tutz she studied Traverso and explored a different aspect of the Early Music flute literature of the 17th and 18th century. In 2016, she received Master in Early Music at the Hochschule für Musik Trossingen and since then she continues developing her musical knowledge through Mastercourses and concerts in Germany and Greece. Kira has attended several masterclasses, among others with P.L.Graf, F.Renggli, R.Brown, K.H.Schutz, L.M.Tanguy and P.Hantai.

Kira is currently teaching flute in Music Schools and Municipal Conservatories in Thessaly, also taking part in various ensembles in Greece, both with modern and Traverso flute. She is a member of “Diverse & Bizarre” baroque ensemble.


Στέλλα Νικολαΐδη

Η Στέλλα Νικολαΐδη γεννήθηκε στη Λάρισα, όπου και ξεκίνησε τα μαθήματα της μουσικής και του όμποε. Ολοκλήρωσε τον πρώτο κύκλο σπουδών στο Τμήμα Μουσικής Επιστήμης και Τέχνης του Παν/μιου Μακεδονίας και στο Κρατικό Ωδείο Θεσσαλονίκης με καθηγητή τον Κωνσταντίνο Χασιώτη.

Από το 2008 συνέχισε της μουσικές σπουδές στη Γερμανία με υποτροφία του Ι.Κ.Υ. Στην ακαδημία της Κολωνίας μαθήτευσε στην τάξη του Prof. Christian Schneider και στην Ακαδημία του Ντέτμολντ στην τάξη του Prof. Jozsef Kiss, αποκτώντας με άριστα τους τίτλους Bachelor στο Όμποε και Master of Music με εξειδίκευση στην ορχηστρική ερμηνεία. Από το 2014 η φοίτησή της συνεχίστηκε στην Ακαδημία του Έσσεν με αντικείμενο το Μπαρόκ Όμποε και καθηγητή τον Prof. Michael Niesemann.

Εργάστηκε σε δύο γερμανικές συμφωνικές ορχήστρες, τη Bergische Symphoniker και τη Bochumer Symphoniker. Επίσης συνέπραξε με διεθνούς φήμης σύνολα, όπως την Όπερα της Κολωνίας Gurzenich Orchester Koln, το σύνολο σύγχρονης μουσικής Ensemble Musik Fabrik, Μonchengladbach Synfonieorchester κ.α. Στην Ελλάδα η Στέλλα Νικολαΐδη συμπράττει με την Κ.Ο.Α., τη Συμφωνική του Δήμου Θεσσαλονίκης, την Καμεράτα/Armonia Atenea και τη Φιλαρμόνια Ορχήστρα Αθηνών.

Το Νοέμβρη του 2015 απέκτησε τη θέση του πρώτου κορυφαίου Όμποε στη Συμφωνική Ορχήστρα της ΕΡΤ. Από το 2019 είναι μέλος της Κρατικής Ορχήστρας Αθηνών.

Έχει εμφανιστεί σε φεστιβάλ όπως τα Handel Festspiele, Salzburg Festival,Ruhr Triennale κ.ά., και σε σημαντικές αίθουσες, όπως το Theater an der Wien, Champs Elysees, Palau de la Musica, Kolner Philharmonie, Essener Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Dortmund κ.ά. Έχει συμμετάσχει σε ηχογραφήσεις για τη DECCA και τη Deutsche Grammophon.

Ως σολίστ η Στέλλα Νικολαΐδη έχει εμφανιστεί στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών με την Κρατική Ορχήστρα Αθηνών ερμηνεύοντας το Κοντσέρτο για Όμποε και Ορχήστρα του Mozart τον Απρίλιο του 2011. Επίσης έχει ερμηνεύσει το ίδιο Κοντσέρτο καθώς και τη Συμφωνία κοντσερτάντε του Mozart με τη Φιλαρμόνια Ορχήστρα Αθηνών.


Fabiola Ojeda

The Chilean cellist Fabiola Ojeda is a versatile performer on both modern and period instruments in a historically informed style.
Awarded with the 1st Prize at Chilean Young Talent Competition – University of Bio-Bio, 1st Prize at Atlanta Cello Society Young Artists Competition and by Yehudi Menuhi Live Music Now- Germany, she has performed many solo and chamber music concerts across Chile, Southern United States, Central Europe, Taiwan, Belarus, and Greece.

During her years of studies, she worked as assistant of Professor Martha Gerchefski at University of Georgia (Atlanta-USA). Later in her life, she held the same position at Julius Stern Institute (University of the Arts-Berlin) class of Professor Matias de Oliveira Pinto. Fabiola also received a permanent teaching position at “School of Music and Arts” in Bielefeld-Nordheimwestfallen.

In the United States she was member of Columbus Symphony Orchestra (Ga), and in Germany of Symphony Orchestra of Münster Theatre.
Based in Athens-Greece since 2009; Fabiola has been Principal Cellist at the Chamber Orchestra of the National Opera (Children’s Opera), collaborated in concerts and recordings with Baroque Orchestra “Armonia Atenea” for level DECCA, together with the soprano Julia Leznheva and countertenor Max Emaneul Cencic, among others. On the other hand, she has worked as well with Greek composers Nikos Mamangakis, Nikos Kypourgos, Giorgos Kouroupos, and Theodore Antoniou. Since the year 2014, and under the patronage of Chilean Government, she began collaborating with composer Luis Saglie, bringing to Greece the projects “Tribute to Pablo Neruda” and “Tribute to Violeta Parra” (2017).

Fabiola participated at the Academy of “Ensemble Modern-Germany” held in Paxos Greece (2013), and has played in masterclasses for Professors Anatoly Krastev, Maria Kliegel, Collin Carr, Antonio Meneses, and Jaap ter Linden.

She holds a Higher Artistic Performance Diploma from Musikhochshule Münster and was former student of Professor Marcio Carneiro at Detmolder Musikhochschule.

In Athens she teaches at Greek Kodàly Institute and is member co-founder of “Diverse and Bizarre” baroque ensemble.


Sevastianos Motorinos

Sevastianos Motorinos was born in Athens in 1993. As a child he studied the piano with Jerasimos Choidas and as a teenager he discovered the harpsichord. He has studied the harpsichord in the Ionian University – Department of Musical Studies with Katerina Michopoulou, and as erasmus student in the HKU Utrecht Conservatory with Siebe Henstra and in the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with Fabio Bonizzoni, Jaque Ogg, Siebe Henstra as well as fortepiano with Bart van Oort and Petra Somlai.

He has intense artistic activity participating in solo recitals, as soloist with orchestras or being part of chamber music ensembles. He has performed among others at : The Athens Music Hall, the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera, Athens Baroque Festival, Utrecht early music festival – fringe, St.Petersburg Chamber Opera.

He has worked as a répétiteur , harpsichordist and pianist at the opera production “Dido and Aineias” by Henry Purcell in collaboration with State Orchestra of Thessaloniki and Mixed Choir of Thessaloniki. He has participated in the Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra.

He has given lectures in musical camps and workshops. He has attended masterclasses as an active member with Pierre Hantai, Skip Sempe, Wilbert Hazelzet, Menno van Delft, Peter Seymour, Ana Mafalda Castro, Panagiotis Adam, Jerasimos Andreas Choidas. He won “Prix spécial Or” in the Paris International Music Competition online.


Mattias (Stamatis) Pavlous

Born in Rhodes, the Greek/Dutch countertenor Mattias (Stamatis) Pavlous studied singing with Christina Giannakopoulou and was coached by Aris Christofellis. He was awarded the soloist diploma and first prize at the Kodály Conservatoire of Athens. The English countertenor Michael Chance invited him to the Netherlands to specialise in Early Music at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague where he completed his Master studies with Michael Chance, Jill Feldman, Peter Kooy and Rita Dams on a full Alexander S. Onassis Foundation scholarship. Mattias also became a member of the Flanders Operastudio in Ghent where he was coached by Dame Ann Murray, Sir Thomas Allen και Malcolm Martineau.

With repertoire ranging from renaissance songs, baroque cantatas and sacred music (Bach’s Passions, Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus, Handel’s Messiah etc) to operatic roles (Ottone in G.F. Handel’s Ottone, Re di Germania, Bertarido in G.F. Handel’s Rodelinda, Ottone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Farnace in Mozart’s Mitridate etc), lieder and contemporary works, Mattias has appeared at the Flemish Opera Houses of Ghent and Antwerp, Opera de Baugè, the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Cecil Sharp House in London, the Belgrade Festival Ars Vivendi etc.