Achilleas G. Chaldæakes
Professor of Byzantine Musicology and Psaltic Art at the Department of Music Studies of the School of Philosophy of the NKUA.
He teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate level at the NKUA, but also at other Universities and Institutes. His published scientific work comprises more than 200 studies (monographs, articles, entries in encyclopædias, papers in conferences, essays in various collective volumes and scientific reviews, etc.), mostly on various subjects (theoretical, historical, aesthetical, etc.) pertaining to the field of Byzantine Musicology and Psaltic Art. He participates in Conferences both in Greece and abroad and is a member of the scientific and organizing committees in most of them. He is also an active member of various international scientific societies whose activities are focused on Byzantine musicological studies.
At the same time, he is the director of an artistic group of international renown, the choir “The Maestros of the Psaltic Art”. With this choir he has given, up to the present day, more than 400 performances in Europe, Asia, America and Australia and has appeared in Radio and TV shows in Greece and abroad. He also is an internationally recognized chanter, i.e. an artist-performer of Byzantine Music and he has recorded, alone or with various ensembles, often under his own direction, Byzantine hymns – several of them were discovered by himself in the frame of his parallel academic research – or even musical examples of Secular or Folk Music and compositions of Contemporary Music as well.
His whole activity as an internationally recognized musician in his twofold quality, both as a scientific researcher and University Professor and as an artist, composer, interpreter, and director of musical ensembles, explores new paths toward a global, multifaceted and innovative, approach to Byzantine Musicology and Psaltic Art.
PUBLICATIONS LIST: http://publicationslist.org/achilleas-chaldaeakes
YOUTUBE PLAYLIST: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL220DA1CBC56C814C