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Nikos Ropaitis


Nikos Ropaitis was born in Athens. He is a composer for concert (solo, chamber, orchestral, vocal music) and film music. At the age of seven he expressed his interest in music and had his first contact with the music of the great classical composers (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven), after which, at the age of eight he began to take piano lessons and music theory; while in parallel time, began playing classical guitar and various woodwind instruments.


"I remember to listen to tunes, or reading notes, and transfer them from instrument to instrument. To me, this was a game; it was fun. "


He graduated from the Music High School of Ilion. There, he had the opportunity to develop his relationship with Classical Music, Byzantine music, Jazz and Improvisation through participation in choirs, orchestras and ensembles. At this time he started to play professionally as a session guitarist with Jazz, Latin and Rock groups as a chorister and on the other hand, he participated in International and European Festivals.


Furthermore, he studied Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue on "Central Conservatory of Athens" with composer, great arranger and conductor, Costas Clavvas. He graduated with excellent performance and continued studying instrumentation and orchestration courses. In 2004, aged 22, he commenced composition studies under maestro Clavvas, where he had an honorable order to write a piano concerto.


As a musicologist, he entered the Music Department of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens and studied Musicology, where he graduated with Honours, specializing in ''Music Theory'' and the ''Philosophy of Music'', especially in 20th century and in the music and of Iannis Xenakis ("Greek Music Laboratory").

Afterwards he began his postgraduate studies in the University of Athens towards the Philosophy and Aesthetics of Music and in particular by making a systematic Phenomenological Analysis of "major" works of Iannis Xenakis (Metastasis, Pythoprakta, Terretektor).


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