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
- Child Abuse
Last updated on 27.02.2020