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Angelina – Ellada is a Greek pianist and teacher currently based in Manchester, UK. Recently, she graduated from her postgraduate studies at Royal Northern College of Music under the guidance of Murray McLachlan. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she studied with Gabriele Baldocci and Katya Lebedeva and her master in Piano Performance at Royal Northern College of Music.
Born in Xanthi, Greece she started piano lessons at the age of five. While in Greece, she studied with Giannoula Papazoglou and Professor George-Julius Papadopoulos. She has participated in master classes with pianists such as Giorgia Alessandra Brustia, Nikolai Demidenko, Margaret Fingerhut, Leon McCawley, Murray McLachlan, Hamish Milne, Pascal Roge, Jerome Rose, Martino Tirimo and Vassilis Varvaressos.
She has performed, inter alia, at the Athens Concert Hall, the ‘Musical Odyssey,’ Festival in Nafplio and in Manos Hadjidakis’ house in Xanthi, Greece; the “Giovani in Musica” Festival in Grosseto, Italy; the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building in Oxford, the Royal Academy of Arts in the frame of the Oceania exhibition 2018, the Polish Heart Club and the Hellenic Centre. For the last 2 years, Ellada is a regular performer at the Teatro di Marcello in Rome as part of the Concerti di Tempietto Festival. Her interest in contemporary music led her to participate in Trinity Laban’s New Lights Piano Festival which hosted Michael Finnissy. In February 2019, she performed at Tate Modern Museum as part of a collaborative project between musicians, dancers and architects. She has also participated in the anniversary Debussy Festival and the Brahms Festival at Trinity Laban. In July 2019, Ellada performed at Sala "A. B. Michelangeli" in Monteverdi Conservatory, Bolzano Italy. Her last 2019 appearance was at the Pushkin House in London where she had the unique opportunity to work on Russian repertoire with the Canadian pianist Ilya Poletaev. Recently, she performed at EPTA UK Manchester Festival at Chetham’s School of Music and in St.Bride’s Church, Fleet street in London.
Her future plans include a one-year Diploma course at RNCM in which she has been accepted with a scholarship.
Ellada would like to thank the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Dorothy Smith Scholarship for supporting her studies.
I have worked as a volunteer assistant at the Animate Summer Performance Project organised by Trinity Laban for young musicians, including a performance at Southbank.Teaching assistant in the Animate Orchestra for 20 young musicians of various ages and instruments, curatedby Trinity Laban and Jason Rowland, including a performance at Southbank, London. I was heavily involved in the two-week preparation stage of the project. Apart from helping helping the piano students prepare their parts and develop their skills, I was also responsible for their overall involvement in the group. Practising
judgement, energy, patience, creativity, responsibility, leadership, reliability and enthusiasm were all
essential in helping the orchestra achieve their goals.
I also worked as a teaching assistant in the Young Musician’s Summer School 2019 by Trinity Laban, and taught music theory group classes. My role included helping students solve any difficulty or question they had regarding the preparation of our project (music performance), helping them to learn the music, rhythm on their instruments and coaching them on how to contribute as part of an ensemble not just as an individual. I had to engage them in the group and make them feel confident in their skills by fully evolving myself in the ensemble, showing them, we are all one when it comes to collaboration and support.
I have been teaching privately for the past 5 years, including giving piano and theory lessons.
I always encourage my students to practice no matter if they are learning for hobby or for possible future studies.
I always adjust my lessons to the needs of the student. I teach grades when students when to give their exams. I also encourage the Suzuki method as I believe it has a wide range of knowledge and repertoire and builds a strong musicianship. If the level of some students is higher and they are interested in studying music, I will try teach more like a conservatoire method, using piano repertoire only, studies if need to, to help the student build up her/his pianistic and musical skills at the best.
I always try to give feedback to my students about their work within a specific period and also I often ask them their opinion on a new suggestion of a piece or idea I might have. Mainly I do that to understand what each student needs and wants to learn and accordingly make my plan of the lessons. When I see a student is more independent, musically, I give them choices between pieces and give them tasks to decide on their own. In my teaching methods I include online tutoring. I started teaching online when I moved outside London and kept some of my teaching. It is a very different approach but a very fun one too. Especially at these times we are right now, I find significant to keep sharing our knowledge with young children. It is important to keep inspiring people and especially young kids with music. That way we encourage each other that life will soon get better and the situation shouldn't let affect our lives.
I teach online, or in person at my studio in my flat or at the student's house.
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Additional Languages: Greek
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Royal Northern College of Music (2020) - Master of Music (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2019) - Bachelor of Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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