PostDoc Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University; Academic Associate at the Institute of Education, University of London; International Music Examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO); Violin and Chamber Music Performer.
Efthymios’s career and studies have been nurtured in Greece, Germany, The Netherlands, France and the UK, from where he holds eight degrees and qualifications in Music Performance, Music Education and General Education. He has been consistently active as an academic, performer and violin teacher, presenting a continuously expanding portfolio of international performances, publications, research projects and teaching activities.
With a special interest in instrumental education, music psychology and neurosience, he has widely worked on O. Ševčík’s violin teaching and learning methodology (PhD; University of East Anglia) while topics relevant to Historical Musicology, Intercultural Awareness in Music and Design of Music Courses have also been included in his research. He has published and presented his research findings in both national and international journals and conferences, while his current research activity is focused on the ‘music teaching and learning’ field under the project ‘Mind, Brain and Music Teaching’ (Harvard University, University of London).
During his professional career in performance and research, Efthymios has been awarded several Prizes, ‘Awards of Honors’, Conference Awards and Scholarships, while he has worked with major performers, conductors and teachers including J.J. Kantorow, Sir Colin Davis, S. Kafantaris, B. Berezowski, V. Mendelsshon and L. Kavakos. He has performed as a soloist, orchestra leader and chamber music violinist all over Europe and North America including in his concert portfolio major concert halls, venues and festivals such as the Megaron Halls in Athens and Thessaloniki; The House of Lords in London; the Marlborough House in London; the Saint Andrew’s Hall in Norwich; the cathedral in Koln (the Dom); the festival of Salthouse in the UK; the Prades International Music Festival in France and the Summit Music Festival in New York. His repertoire includes all different eras and styles, extending from Biber to modern compositions. He performs on a 1865 E. Degani violin.
For his teaching and research activity, Efthymios has been awarded the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS, UK) qualification, as well as the Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA, UK).
He is a member of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE); The International Society for Music Education (ISME); the Royal Music Association (RMA) and the European String Teachers Association (ESTA).
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We very much hope to see you at the third and/or fourth concerts of the TRULY BEETHOVEN series. The concerts are taking place on 21st NOVEMBER and 5th DECEMBER at The Forge Venue, 7.30pm, and include fascinating programmes.
The international line-up of artists promises masterful music making and we are very proud to be presenting this unique concert series in association with British Youth Opera. Furthermore, it is the first time that this programme is being presented on the concert platform!
For full details visit the TRULY BEETHOVEN SERIES tab and CONCERT PROGRAMMES sub-tab at Akouson Classical or the event listings on the opening page.