in Athens in the shadow of the Acropolis, Linda Leoussi first
studied music at the Athens Conservatory of Music under Professor
Alex Thurneyesen, a disciple of the famous Ferrucio Busoni.
Upon Graduating from the Conservatory she was awarded first
prize and the coveted Gold Medal.
Miss Leoussi then continued her studies at the Academy of
Music in Vienna, where she studied under Joseph Dichler and
later at The Academy of Mozarteum in Salzburg with Heinz Scholz.
On completing her studies in Sazburg, she was invited to perform
in Hamburg, the prelude to the international career which
was to follow.
Returning to Greece, she frequently performed as a soloist,
with the State Orchestra in Athens and Thessaloniki, as well
as in Spain, Yugolsavia, Germany, Bulgaria, England, Switzerland,
Cyprus and Russia.
Having made her American debut at the Philadelphia Art Museum
in 1985, she was invited in 1987 to perform a concert tour
which included appearances in New York, Chicago, Boston, New
Brunswick New Jersey and Philadelphia. She also gave performances
in Rio De Janeiro, Salvador and Brazilia, with further performances
in 1989 in Miami and Montreal.
In May 1990 she featured as the piano soloist at the Cathedral
of St. John The Divine in New York for a celebration commemorating
the birth of democracy in Greece, 2500 years ago.
In 1981 she founded the "Linda Leoussi Conservatory of
Music" in Athens, from which many talented students have
graduated and gone on to become successful musicians.
In 1990 she started the series of lecture concerts devoted
to the History of Hellenic Music and its evolution from antiquity
to the 20th century. These lecture concerts are supplemented
with slides depicting musical activity in the Ancient and
Byzantine eras, progressing to the Middle Ages and modern
times and including piano solo performances of the work of
These were presented with outstanding success in auditoriums
and Universities in the USA, at the international Cherry Blossom
Festival in Macon, Georgia, in Greece and Russia, in Egypt
at the National Opera House in both Cairo and Alexandria,
at Nicosia and Limasol in Cyprus and in November 1996 at the
UNITED NATIONS auditorium in New York. Recently at <<Carlos>>
Greek - Roman Museum of EMORY UNIVERSUTY in Atlanta Georgia
on November 20th 2005.
In May 2002 she was invited to deliver at Columbia University
in New York a lecture recital entitled "The Contribution
of the Ionian Islands Romantic Composers, to Greek Music",
a programme which was unique in the USA and which was enthusiastically
From 2002 to 2003 she worked on the final preparation of her
first book, "The History of Hellenic Music from 2000BC
to 2000AD", on which she had been working for twelve
years and which was published with great success, in Athens
in February of 2003.