Paxos Festival

Rosa Poulimenou

Rosa Poulimenou (Mezzo Soprano)

She studied piano and music theory in the Corfu Conservatory; at Athenaeum Conservatory she studied classical singing. She continued her studies in Musicology and Classical Song at the University of London (Hons), Birmingham Conservatoire (MA Music) and at the Universität für Musik Darstellende Kunst in Vienna from where she received her Master’s degree in Lied and Opera singing. She studied operatic repertoire and performance with various prominent professors like F. Voutsino, R. Yakar, H. Wagner καιC. Ludwig. She won scholarships from the AcademieMusicaledeVillecroze,AcademieInternationaldeMusique“Maurice Ravel, “Crear” and Internationale Bachakademie, Stuttgart.

She has performed in many other countries except Greece (Italy, Spain, Israel, Belgium, France, UK, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Thailand, USA) performing from opera to music theater works and contemporary pieces. She has cooperated as a soloist with various ensembles and orchestras among which are Melos Brass, Il Canto delle Muse, Almasis Ensemble, Orchestra of Colors, Slieven Symphonic Orchestra, Athens State Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Manhattan Philarmonia of New York, Camerata, Athens Municipality Orchestra, National Television Orchestra, Royal London Philharmonic and has cooperated with various orchestra directors like Miltos Logiadis, Alkis Baltas, Loukas Karytinos, Peter Tiboris, Helmuth Rilling, Anthony Walker Daniel Hoyem-Cavazza and Alessandro Ferrari.

She is currently professor and cultural director of the Monody Studies at the Department of Music Studies (Ionian University). She has taught also in Music Academies and foreign Universities among which are: the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia, Fondazione Paolo Grassi, Conservatorio di Monopoli, (Ιταλία), Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, Austrian Arts Sessions, UniversityofMahidol,(Thailand),UniversityofNevada,LasVegasκαιWilliam and Mary College, Virginia (USA).

She has also recorded songs and operas by Greek composers for the Alternative Stage of the National Opera, the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University and for other Music Organizations.