violin tutor and workshop leader
Kalliopi has been playing the violin since the age of seven and became a student at the Pallini Music School in Athens. After achieving a diploma in classical singing from Athens Conservatoire and a diploma in violin from the Greek National Conservatoire, Kalliopi obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Athens. Kalliopi then moved to Germany to continue her studies with a master’s at the University of Muenster.
Whilst studying in Germany, Kalliopi completed a six month internship as a first violin with the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne and played for two months as a first violin in the Athens State Orchestra. Kalliopi has performed with several youth orchestras, including the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra, the European Union Youth Orchestra for three consecutive years, the Greek Turkish Youth Orchestra and the Animato Foundation Orchestra.
Aside from classical orchestral performance, Kalliopi has been a member of popular rock bands in Greece, including Episkeptes and His Majesty the King of Spain. Kalliopi has participated in various music projects, working with Cinematic Orchestra, Stargaze Orchestra, Robert Forster, Heiner Scmitz and many more. Kalliopi has played the violin in music for films and theatre, and performed the role of Papagena in The Magic Flute with Opera of Thessaloniki.