LINDA LEOUSSI C.V.

PIANIST
Curriculum Vitae

Born 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 Greek composers.
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 received.
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.


Linda Leoussi with the famous actress Claire Bloom on the end of their common performance in the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine N.Y. on May 30 1990. In the same big event also participated Mr. Philipe de Montebello, of Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mr. Arthur Schlesinger and Mr. Ossie Davis.

Linda Leoussi receives warm applause on the end of her performance with Athens state Orchestra in Richard Straouss <<Burlesque>>.



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