sorin mihalacheThe Masterclass of Byzantine Chant in Iasi will bring to the attention of its attendees a topical approach to the musical phenomenon, in the light of the latest discoveries of neurosciences that stand as a contemporary testimony for the high wisdom of philokalic reflections.

maria alexandru 0The brand name of the Masterclass of Byzantine Chant in Iași was largely formed thanks to the direct and tireless involvement of the researcher and associate professor Maria Alexandru, PhD (“Aristotelis” University of Thessaloniki).

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Courses will be given by:

     Archon Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis (Constantinople)

     Assoc. Prof. Maria Alexandru, PhD (“Aristotelis” University of Thessaloniki)

     Soprano Mihaela Grăjdeanu (Romanian National Opera, Iași)

     Assist. Lect. Adrian Sîrbu, PhD Cand. (“G. Enescu” Arts University, Iași)

Conferences will be given by:

    Archdeac. Lect. Sorin Mihalache, PhD (“Dumitru Stăniloae” Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Iași)

     Archdeac. Răzvan Constantin Ștefan (Orthodox Theological Seminary Bucharest)    

     Assoc. Prof. Irina Zamfira Dănilă, PhD (“G. Enescu” Arts University, Iași)

     Researcher monk Filotheu Bălan (Petru-Vodă Monastery)

      Musical Paleography Team of ”Aristotelis” University, Thessaloniki

     Religious Music Specialization of “G. Enescu” Arts University, Iași 

panaghiotis neochoritis mcb15 siteThe special guest who honors us for the fourth time with his presence in the greatest event dedicated exclusively to Psaltic Art in Romania is Master Panagiotis Neochoritis, Archon Protopsaltis of the Great Church of Christ (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople).

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masterclass de cant bizantin iasi 2013This year, the organisers have prepared a special programme to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the largest Byzantine music event in the country. Mr Panagiotis Neochoritis, the Archon Protopsaltis of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and his team of musicians, Assoc. Prof. Maria Alexandru and the Paleography Team of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as other surprise guests, are the highlights of the programme. The 10th Anniversary Edition is dedicated to the personality that founded the Masterclass project in Iasi, Lykourgos Angelopoulos († 2014) – the Maestro, Master and Man.

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Byzantion’ choir gave concerts in Estonia On the 1st and 2nd of Februry 2017, members of the ‘Byzantion’ Choir gave two concerts of Psaltic music in Estonia (Tallinn and Pärnu) titled ‘Voices of the Byzantine Empire’, upon the invitation of the ‘Eesti Kontsert’ foundation. Whereas the previous editions brought on the great stages of Estonia choirs from Georgia, Egypt, Greece or Armenia, this year it was Romania’s turn to showcase its matchless treasure of Psaltic Art.

masterclass de cant bizantin iasi 2013This year, the organisers of the Masterclass of Byzantine Chant have prepared a special edition, which tackles the papadic genre from a practical, theoretical and historical perspective. Through this topic, we conclude the cycle of the three years in which we have presented the Byzantine compositional genres, maximizing now the deep understanding of interpretative acts through the prism of the ”master-disciple” relation.

masterclass de cant bizantin iasi 2013In memoriam Archontos Protopsaltis Lykourgos Angelopoulos, 
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Beloved fans of Byzantine music,

The organisers of the 7th edition of the Masterclass of Byzantine Chant have prepared for this year another intensive programme of practical and theoretic courses at academic level, that will be delivered by some of the most prestigious personalities in the fields of Byzantine chant interpretation and Byzantine musicology.

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