“A Mozart of our time”, “The voice of a Mediterranean Bartok” and “A volcanic genius” are just some of the qualities attributed to Nikos Skalkottas (1904–1949), on an international level, regarding his compositions, unfortunately after his death.Today, Skalkottas is considered one of the most important Greek composers of the 20th century.
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the composer’s death and the deposition of his archive at the Music Library “Lilian Voudouri” of the Friends of Music Society, in the context of promoting the work of Skalkottas, we are announcing an international conference that will focus on issues such as (but not limited to):
• the life of Nikos Skalkottas;
• the works of Skalkottas;
• issues of aesthetics and performance;
• the Greek music scene at the time of Skalkottas;
• Skalkottas and the Second Viennese School;
• Skalkottas and his contemporaries;
• Skalkottas and National Schools;
• the state of research on Skalkottas;
• Skalkottas in the 21st century.
These topics are only indicative, and we urge potential participants to send proposals within the general framework set above. We particularly urge the participation of academics in early stages of their career and young researchers.
Please send your proposals for:
• papers (max. 250 words);
• themed sessions (max. 400 words);
• roundtable discussions (max. 100 words).
Proposals should be submitted to smerakos -at- megaron.gr and g.petroudi -at- euc.ac.cy by April 30, 2019 and should also include a short biography of 100 words for each participant along with the current affiliation.
Music Library “Lilian Voudouri”, Megaron—The Athens Concert Hall, Athens State Orchestra, Greek Composers Union, Foundation of Chourmouzios—Papaioannou, European University Cyprus.