Chara Photopoulou

She was born in Athens where she began piano studies at a young age. In 1991, she received her diploma at the "Contemporary Music School" in the class of Yannis Jonker with "Excellent Honors". She also studied advanced theory (degrees in harmony, counterpoint and fugue). In 1992 she was awarded the British piano diploma "Licentiate in Piano Performing" from the "Royal Schools of Music" in London. She actively attended international piano seminars in Greece, Italy, Spain and Switzerland with professors such as: C. A. Neri, S. Dimitrova, G. Sandor, A. Valdma, R. Kinka, V. Tsopela, G. Mounier and R. Szidon.

She has recorded for the Greek Television (ERT 3) and the TV 100 channel of Thessaloniki

In June 1994 she was admitted after exams to the Higher Academy of Music in the city of Düsseldorf (Germany) in the class of Professor H. Giesen.
In March 1997 she gave a series of piano recitals in various Greek cities (Athens, Thessaloniki, Edessa) on the theme of "French Music for Piano".

In June 1997, she musically represented our country with a concert of chamber music for violin and piano at the "Days of Greek Culture" in the city of Heilbronn (Germany), while in the same period (June - July 1997) she participated in concerts in the context of the 200-year celebration from the birth of the poet Heinrich Heine in Düsseldorf.

Finally, she gave a piano recital in the city of Cologne as part of the organization "Domforum Kultur" in September 1998. In May 1998 she graduated from the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in February 1999 he received the grade "Excellent" ( 1) the academic title of soloist piano training "Diplom in Musik" at the "Robert Schumann Hochschule" (Düsseldorf) in the class of the internationally renowned soloist and professor R. Szidon who, among others, was a student of C. Arrau and A. Rubinstein.