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Department of Music Studies


Irmgard Lerch-Kalavrytinos, born at Duderstadt / Germany, studied physics and musicology at Göttingen, with, among others, Heinrich Husmann and Rainer Maria Brandl, and had special training as scientific librarian. In 1987, she obtained her Ph.D. with a dissertation on the medieval Cambrai fragments, under the supervision of Ursula Günther. Since 1987, she lives in Greece, where she has been teaching historical musicology, first at the Ionian University of Corfu and, since 1991, at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. At present, she is Professor of Historical Musicology in the Department of Music Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In her publications she mainly deals with French medieval music and with musical life in modern Greece. She plays several early wind instruments as well as the violoncello.