About the artist
Ilias Chrissochoidis is a scholar, author, composer and pianist. He received a Ph.D. in Music from Stanford University, where he has been teaching since 1997. In 2010-11, he was appointed Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress and a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. In 2009, he became the first musicologist to be hired at an Economics department (University College London). As a Research Associate at the Center for Economic Learning and Social Evolution, he engaged in innovative research on game theory applications in Wagner's operas. A leading expert on Handel and the Greek composer Nikos Astrinidis, he has received over 30 grants and fellowships from world-class universities and research centers, professional societies, private foundations, and the Greek state. He has authored more than 50 research articles and essays, which can be found in leading musicological journals, and has received 47 invitations for presentations in the USA, the UK, Greece, and elsewhere. In recognition of his musicological activity, the Academy of Athens awarded him a special commendation in 2005 and Who’sWho in America has listed him in two of its editions (2004, 2005). As an author, Chrissochoidis has written six non-academic books in Greek and has published dozens of articles on educational, social, and political issues in the Stanford Daily, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and in the Greek newspapers Ta Nea, Kathimerini, Sunday Vima, and Vima Ideon. Composing music since his teens, he has written extensively for the piano, regularly drawing from Greek folklore, and performs upon request.
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