THE TEACHER WHO BENEFITED IN SECRET
From the Choir of the Royal Palaces to the Choir of the Athens Festival. From Manos Hatzidaki's "Chickens" to the censored "Zei?" by Mimi Plessas. From the Metropolis of Pyrgos to the Metropolis of Athens.
All the musical paths followed by Lykourgos Angelopoulos had a common destination, the Greek Byzantine Choir, with which he made Byzantine music known all over the planet, with more than a thousand performances in at least thirty-six countries on four continents.
After his death a great truth was revealed, leading his disciples to conclude that they owed him much more than they could have imagined.
Stefanos Souldatos, his student and partner for twenty-five years, records small and big moments that he lived near him and reveals how he secretly benefited dozens of his students and how he helped each of them find their own path in the field of music.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stefanos Souldatos was born in Athens in 1979. He received a Diploma in Byzantine Music from Lykourgos Angelopoulos. He was a member of the Children's Choir of the First Archdiocese of Athens (1989-1996) and the Greek Byzantine Choir (1995-2015).
He is a Graduate of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering NTUA, with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from ALBA Graduate Business School and a PhD in Internet Databases from NTUA. He has been honored with eleven scholarships and academic awards (Onassis Foundation, Bodosaki Foundation, National Technical University of Athens, Thomaidio Foundation, Speech Processing Institute, Gazi-Triantafyllopoulos Foundation, Velouhi Foundation, General Secretariat of Research and Technology, etc.).
He works in the field of IT as Deputy Project Manager and Head of Operational Analysis in IT projects of the European Commission (Commission), the European Statistical Service (Eurostat), the European Parliament and various ministries in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, England, Poland , Moldova, Cyprus and other countries.
He is married to the notary Angeliki Vlasopoulou, with whom they have two children. In 2007, they founded together the wedding music workshop Melodima ( www.melodima.gr ), which houses their shared artistic dreams.