Michalis Georgiou

Michalis Georgiou was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1955.

His musical education began at the age of 12 when he started clarinet lessons at Lemesos Municipal Music School.

In 1977 he followed a course in education at Athens University.

In 1979 he received his diploma in clarinet performance from Trinity College of Music in London and was appointed to the post of music tutor in secondary schools in Cyprus, a position from which he retired in 2010.

For the past thirty years has been specialising in the research of ancient Greek music and reconstruction of ancient Greek musical instruments.

He has held two exhibitions with reconstructions of ancient Greek instruments and taught a series of seminars and lectures in various Universities in Cyprus and abroad.
Articles by Michalis Georgiou can be found in various scientific journals.The Ministry of Education in Greece awarded him with an honorary diploma for all the work and dedication he put into creating a youth ensemble with ancient Greek musical instruments which was awarded the first gold medal of the Pan-Hellenic Music Competition for Secondary Schools.

In 2007 he received the “award of the ten Wise” in Athens for his contribution to the reconstruction of ancient Greek musical instruments and for his research on ancient Greek music.

In the year 2000 he founded the “Terpandros Ensemble of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments”. The main objectives of ” Terpandros ‘ are the study , revival and promotion of ancient Greek music and the creative use of the elements of antiquity, i.e. the reconstructed musical instruments and ancient music style for contemporary music composition and a longitudinal approach to Greek music from antiquity up to our days. To achieve these objectives, “Terpandros” gives lectures and seminars at universities and publishes articles in scientific journals. The main activation is concerts given in Cyprus and abroad.