Konstantinos Galanis was born and raised in Athens. He started his piano studies when he was 7 years old at the National Conservatory. At the age of 26, he obtained the piano Diploma with Honours and an Outstanding Performance Award. Before this, he had a 5-year interval from his piano studies, because of a serious injury in his left hand. During this break he was trained as a piano tuner.
He continued his studies at Leipzig in Germany, with Professor Marcus Thomas, enriching his repertoire intensively for three years. In 2011, he graduated with a master’s degree in Music and a first prize for Excellent Performance.
He has received piano Masterclasses from the teachers: Marios Papadopoulos, Oxana Yablonskaya, Jean Francois Pommier, Jean Francois Heisser, Gunther Anger, Winfried Appel, Konstanze Eickhorst, Giacomo Battarino and George Chatzinikos.
He worked and lectured as a piano teacher at University of Liverpool and Edge Hill University in the United Kingdom. He also performed as a concert pianist and in Baroque trios and quartets all around Europe.
He was involved in academic research, cooperating with Dr. Paul Ziolo (Psychology/Psychohistorian) and Prof. Robert Anthony Duncan Shorrocks (Music performance). His main academic research focus is on the following subjects:
Performance anxiety through the prism of psychology and sociology
Music structure in relation to the theory of similarity across scales
The evolution of social structures for the development of prediction models
The religion in relation to the European renaissance and its affect in music structure
Child and infant development in relation to schizophrenia and depression
Last updated on 27.02.2020