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Alexandros Charkiolakis was born in Athens. He studied music in the Hellenic Conservatoire and after the completion of his studies in Greece he went to England to study music in the University of Sheffield where he graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor in Music (Hons). Consecutively, he studied for a Master’s in Music by research in the same university in the fields of musicology and conducting. He received conducting lessons in the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester by Mr Edward Warren, as part of his degree. He graduated in January 2004 gaining the MMus (Research) and his thesis was titled The social and political ideas of Dmitri Kabalevsky and their impact on his work.
During his time in Sheffield he was chief conductor of the University of Sheffield Students Symphony Orchestra, chief conductor of the String Orchestra of the Music Players Society and he has conducted all the major ensembles of the University of Sheffield. Also, he served as an assistant conductor in Sheffield Youth Orchestra. During his time in Greece he has conducted the Patras Conservatoire Chamber Orchestra and the Hellenic Group of Contemporary Music.
He has published papers and articles in major Greek and foreign musical and musicological periodicals. He has participated in several international conferences presenting his research work.
He has worked as a musicologist and a coordinator for educational projects in the Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri” and from January 2013 he is Head of the “Erol Üçer” Music Library of MIAM (Center for Advanced Studies in Music) in the Istanbul Technical University.
- Alexandros Charkiolakis and Nikos Maliaras (eds.), Manolis Kalomiris – 50 years after. Athens: Fagotto Books, 2013.
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS (selection)
- Works with Greek subjects from the Frank Choisy Archive of the Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri”. Mousikos Ellinomnimon, vol. 11, January - April 2012, pp. 50-55.
- The “War Requiems” by Benjamin Britten and Dmitri Kabalevsky: a story of differences, New Sound Journal, no. 37, Belgrade: Department of Musicology (I/2011), pp. 15 - 23
- Dmitri Kabalevsky and music education within the canon of the socialist model in the Soviet Union. Review of Artistic Education, no. 1-2, Iasi: Artes Publishing House (2011), pp. 96-101
- “Gia to hamo tis manas”: an early work by Alekos Xenos. Mousikos Ellinomnimon, vol. 2, January-April 2009, pp. 25-35
PAPERS IN CONFERENCES (selection)
- Bravery and Destiny: the heroic element in Manolis Kalomiris’ “Konstantinos Palaiologos” in the international conference «The National Element in Music», University of Athens and Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri”, Athens, 18-20 January 2013.
- Music in the first Modern Olympiad in Athens in 1896: Cultural and Social trends in «Musics, Cultures, Identities», IMS 19th Congress, Rome, 1-7 July 2012.
- The Promethean Myth as a Political Statement in the conference «Revisiting the Past, Recasting the Present: The Reception of Greek Antiquity in Music, 19th Century to the Present», BASEES Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music, Polyphonia and Centre for Greek Music, Kakogiannis Institute, Athens, 1-3 July 2011.
- The Athens Conservatoire Symphonic Orchestra – State Orchestra of Athens during the Occupation period: repertoire and political conclusions in the conference «Crossroads: Greece as an intercultural pole of musical thought and creativity», Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and International Musicological Society, Tellogleio Foundation, Thessaloniki, 6-10 June 2011.
- The Greek case: Alekos Xenos and his «Symphony of the Resistance» in the International Conference «Conflict, Memory and Memorialisation», Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, 17-18 July 2010.
- Recapitulating the past: Manolis Kalomiris and his opera “Konstantinos Palaiologos” in the International Conference «Between Nostalgia, Utopia and Realities», Department of Musical Studies, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 14-17 April 2010.
- Alexandros Charkiolakis and Valia Vraka Digital Archive of Greek songs (1870-1960) in the Music Library of Greece. International Conference of the International Association of Music Libraries/International Musicological Society, Amsterdam, 5-10 July 2009.
TALKS – KEYNOTE SPEECHES IN CONFERENCES (selection)
- The notion of the enemy in the Greek operatic world of the 19th and 20th century, lecture within the bounds of the series “Southeast European Studies: Theatre and Music”, Don Juan Archiv, Vienna, 24 January 2013
- Alekos Xenos and his work under the prism of socialist realism, keynote speech in the symposium «Greek Music creation: identities and historical memories», European University Cyprus, Nicosia, 15-17 November 2012.
- Soviet music under fire: the 1936 and 1948 crisis, lecture within the bounds of the Music Week of the Music Department, American College Deree, 29 April 2010
PAPERS PUBLISHED IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (selection)
- Recapitulating the past: Manolis Kalomiris and his opera “Konstantinos Palaiologos” conference proceedings «Between Nostalgia, Utopia and Realities», Music Department, Belgrade (2012), pp. 229-240.
- Dimitris Mitropoulos as a teacher, conference proceedings «Dimitris Mitropoulos (1896-1960): fifty years after», Ionian University – Laboratory for Greek Music, Edition Orpheus, Athens (2011), pp. 270-273.
- The opera «Protomastoras» (The Master builder) by Manolis Kalomiris and the ideological background of the work, conference proceedings of the «Musique et identité nationale», Strasbourg, Université Marc-Bloch, 18-19 October 2007 under the general title Music and the Construction of National Identities in the 19th Century στη σειρά Sammlung musikwissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen / Collection d’Études musicologiques, 98, Baden-Baden & Bouxwiller: Koerner, 2010, pp. 71-80, ISBN 978-3-87320-598-7
- 80 years of music history – Greek music through the eyes of Pavlos Carrer, Dionisis Lavrangas and Manolis Kalomiris. Proceedings of the International Conference «(Auto)Biography as a musicological discourse», University of Arts, Belgrade, 2010, pp. 176-182