Maria Giovaridou

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano
She was born in Thessaloniki. She holds a graduate diploma in voice and piano. She also studied Public Administration at the Panteion University, Athens. She has attended various seminars on vocal technique, as well as on the Kodály Method in music education, and broader musical training. She also attended the GNO’s Opera Studio course. Since 1985 she has taught piano and singing at conservatories, while she has instructed children's choirs and worked with the Piraeus Prefectural Commision for Further Training (NELE), delivering voice training courses. She teaches solo singing at Aristoteleio Conservatoire o Piraeus. Between 1989 and 1992 she was a member of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) Choir. She regularly works with the Piraeus Choir 1960, with which she has given concerts in several Greek cities. She has participated, as a soloist, in recordings of works by Greek composers. In 2002 she participated in the Dido and Aeneas production by the Municipal Theater of Corfu and the Department of Musical Studies of Ionian University. She cooperated with the GNO as a member of the Chorus (1992-95) and as a soloist. In the period 1993-99 she interpreted the roles: Myrtale [Thais], Berta [The barber of Seville/Il barbiere di Siviglia], Clotilde [Norma], The voice of Mother [The tales of Hoffmann/Les contes d’ Hofmann].