George Vlastos studied piano at the Athens Conservatory and musicology at the Faculty of Music Studies of the University of Athens, and graduated from both in 1997. Subsequently, in 1998 he received a Master’s Degree in Musicology (D.E.A) from the University of Sorbonne (Paris IV). In 2005 he received his doctorate from the University of Athens; his doctoral thesis is entitled: “The Reception of Greek Antiquity in Early 20th-century French Music: 1900-1918”. He is Director of the Musical Ensembles of the Athens Municipality, member of the Hellenic Musicological Society, editor in chief of the Greek musicological journal Polyphonia, and member of the RIPM Greek team (Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale / Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, 1800-1950). He is contributor to Grove Music Online, collaborates regularly with the editorial department of Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall – and has participatedin several international musicological congresses in Greece and abroad as member of the organizing committee and speaker. His publications include essays in edited books, articles and book reviews in Greek and international academic journals. He has also edited books and conference proceedings and has translated essays that appeared in academic publications in Greece and abroad. His research interests focus mainly on 19th- and 20th-century French music. He is co-editor of the edited volume Musical Receptions of Greek Antiquity: From the Romantic Era to Modernism (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016), which includes his chapter on Erik Satie’s Socrate.
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