Athens Conservatoire, Greece



 The Athenian Conservatory is the oldest conservatory of modern Greece. It's artistic director is Aris Garoufalis. It was founded in 1871 by the Athenian Music and Drama Society. In 1893, an orchestra was organized at the conservatory, which in 1911 stood out in a separate structure, which today exists under the name Athens State Orchestra.

Some well known musicians who taught at the Conservatory of Athens are Manolis Kalomiris, Elvira de Hidalgo. Among the graduates of the conservatory there are also many outstanding personalities of world music history: Spiridon Samaras, Maria Kallas, Dimitris Mitropoulos, Gina Bachauer, Frasivulos Georgiadis, Nana Muskuri, Stavros Xarchakos and Mikis Theodorakis, modern pianist virtuoso Dimitris Sguros.

Today, the Athens Conservatory is the largest center for music education and professional performing arts in Greece. The objectives of the Conservatory are to preserve and transmit the high traditions of classical art, as well as continuous improvement and compliance with international requirements and the highest standards.

The room of the Conservatory was built in a modern style. The Athens Conservatory will amaze you with its concert and rehearsal halls, huge audiences, its cozy halls, student restaurants and cafes and the atmosphere with which it is filled. The best musicians and performers of Greece, who studied and taught here, have left an indelible mark on the history of the Conservatory, and in its quest for excellence and recognition around the world.

At the Conservatory of Athens, concerts are often held with performances by both Greek and European orchestras, ensembles and choirs. In addition, the dance program is also presented in the curriculum of the Conservatory, which makes the training here varied and interesting.

Thematic areas:
  • Musical literature
  • Choir
  • Classic dance
  • Modern dance
  • Possession of musical technologies
  • Conducting
  • Harp
  • Harpsichord
  • Folk dancing
  • Traditional tools
  • Byzantine church music
  • Music theory
  • Percussion instruments
  • Pipe
  • Trombone
  • Cornet
  • Saxophone
  • Clarinet
  • Oboe
  • Flute
  • Classical guitar
  • Bass
  • Cello
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Solo singing