Amalia Papadopoulou-Symeonidou

Pianist, Singer
She was born in Thessaloniki in 1957. She studied piano with Chryssoula Kalaitzi-Xifilidou (diploma 1983) and voice with Fembi Nicolaides-Stamatatou (diploma 1984) at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki. At the same time, she graduated from the Dental School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She attended piano seminars with Eckart Sellheim, Frédéric Gevers and Vitaly Margoulis, and voice seminars with Rita Streich and Elizabeth Schwarzkopf at the Summer Academy organized by Salzburg's Mozarteum University. She participated as a chorus member and a soloist in numerous concerts of the Chamber Choirs of the University of Thessaloniki and the German School of Thessaloniki, in Greece and abroad. She has often appeared on radio and television broadcasts. On 30/4/1985, she gave a recital for two voices (with Catherine Karatzas) at the International Music Days of the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair. She was an associate of the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University, a member of the Choir of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) and has been for a long time in charge of editing and publishing GNO’s program brochures. She is a member of the musicology staff of the Athens Concert Hall and in charge of translated surtitles of poetic texts in melodramas. She was the wife of conductor Alexandros Symeonidis. She appeared at the GNO in the operas The Magic Flute [Die Zauberflöte] and The Child and the Spells [L'enfant et les sortilèges] (1979/80).