Eftihia Veniota

She was born in 1973 in Thessaloniki. In 1991 she received a first class piano diploma (class of D. Evnouchidou), in 1992 the Diploma (L.R.S.M) of ABRSM of England. She continued with ‘Premier Prix de piano’ and ‘Perfectionnement’ at CNR Aubervilliers – La Courveuve (class of I.Grandet) and ‘Premier Prix de piano’ at the Conservatoire de Montreuil (class of M.Blaisse). She graduated with “Excellent” from the Musikhochschule Köln (class of U.Graf) and from the “Konzertexamen” postgraduate course of the Musikhochschule Düsseldorf (class of R.Szidon). She also studied with L. Vlassenko, Duo Ganevi, M. Tirimos, G. Vakarelis, P. Pontier. She has been honoured with awards in competitions and has appeared in recitals and chamber music concerts. She is involved with contemporary improvisation, mainly for live cinema and theater performances (ciné – concert). She is a member of the ‘Hermes Duo’ with saxophonist G. Lygerides and founding member of the Piandaemonium ensemble. She has recorded ‘Amphipolis’ by composer P. Paraschopoulos. She teaches at the Municipal Conservatory of Thermi and the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki. She is organizing the Olympic Sax Festival.