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Department of Music Studies


Alexandros Kapsokavadis was born in Athens in 1981. At the age of ten, he started getting Guitar and Music Theory lessons. As a student of Western Athens Music High School, he learnt to play Plucked Stringed Musical Instruments from famous teachers, like Christos Tsiamoulis and Nikos Grapsas. After Lycium, he studied Musicology and took Turkish Classical Music lessons from Ross Daly, specialising in Lavta (lute from Constantinople).

He focused in Ethnomusicology and Social Anthropology, completing his MA (2010) and PhD (2015) at The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has taught Traditional Musical Instruments at the Music Schools of Alimos, Ilion and Pallini (Athens) since 2001. He has also worked as an elementary school music teacher from 2009 to 2021.

He has collaborated with various artists in Greece (Stavros Xarchakos, Nikos Mamangakis, Nikos Xydakis, Haris Alexiou, Dimitra Galani, Glykeria, Alkistis Protopsalti, Savina Yannatou, Haig Yazdjian, κ.ά.). Αs a musical executor, and he has recorded his own albums in the Greek discography as a songwriter.