Department of Music Studies


Dr. Vassilios Salteris was born in Athens in 1981. He graduated from the Department of Music Studies at the University of Athens in 2004 and was awarded a doctorate at the same Department in 2012. His doctoral thesis on "The music tradition of the Old Sticherarion" was prepared under the supervision of Professor Achilleas Chaldaeakes with a scholarship from the I.K.Y. and the Onassis Foundation. His research is mainly focused on the tradition of the Sticherarion and especially on its evolution during the post-Byzantine period, the phenomenon of beautification and its famous musicalizations. He worked as a researcher in the project "Digital Collection of the Music Library of Psachos" under the supervision of Assistant Professor Flora Kritikou. He also holds a degree in violin performance and advanced theory, as well as a diploma in Byzantine music. In 2014, he was admitted to the National School for Public Administration and Local Government and completed his internship (2014-2015) at the Music Department of the Ministry of Culture with a thesis on the institution of Cultural Sponsorship. Since then, he serves in the administration of the Greek Public Employment Service.