RETURNMartha Mavroidi

Martha Mavroidi

Singer, Composer
She was born in Athens and graduated from the Pallini Music High School. She studied saz under Periklis Papapetropoulos, as well as Byzantine music under John Arvanitis and Bulgarian song under Dessislava Stefanova, Galina Durmushlyiska and Tzvetanka Varimezova. She also took singing lessons under George Samartzis. She has studied musicology at the University of Athens, as well as ethnomusicology at London’s SOAS University and the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, she studied contemporary music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She has composed music for short and feature films, documentaries, dance performances and theater, and has released three solo albums. She has worked with the group “Heimerinoi Kolymvites” and with Savina Giannatou. A number of works have been written exclusively for her by composers George Koumentakis, George Hatzimichelakis and Katarzyna Arnhold. She coordinates the vocal ensemble workshop “The happy hour choir” and conducts the traditional music choir of the Cholargos branch of the Greek National Conservatoire. She is artistic director with the World of Music Festival, Tinos Island. She participated in the presentation of George Koumentakis work Unknown dialects: 8 musical lectures (Athens Festival, 2010). There are clips from concerts with her participation on the Internet. She participated, as part of a four-member polyphonic ensemble, in the world premiere of George Koumentakis’s opera The Murderess (Athens Concert Hall, 2014/15). // Last update of the biography: December 2015