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Maria Melachrinou

Singer
She was born in Athens and graduated from the Pallini Music High School (1994). She studied developmental psychology at the University of Rouen, France, as well as music therapy. She studied at the University of Athens education for deaf and blind children and specialized in special education. She studied tambura under Pericles Papapetropoulos, Mehmet Erenler and Erdal Erzincan, and has been teaching at music schools since 2000 and since 2010 she is a permanent teacher at the Pallini Music High School. She studied counterpoint under Dimitris Sykias, as well as fugue under Yiannis Metallinos and Byzantine music under Giannis Arvanitis. She has also taken oud lessons under Antonis Apergis, Necati Çelik and Yurdal Tokcan. She was a member of the Lykourgos Angelopoulos Greek Byzantine Choir, as well as of the “Sanades” polyphonic ensemble and the Seyran Saz group. She has appeared in concerts in Greece and abroad and has participated in record productions. There are many clips from her concerts available on the Internet. She participated, as a member of a traditional 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