A pianist and musicologist, Sofia Kontossi graduated on scholarship from the Academia de Arte George Enescu and holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Athens, as well as a D.M.A in piano performance from the Universitate de Arte George Enescu. As a pianist, she has taken part in master classes with Hans Leygraf, Paola Volpe, Frank Wibaut, Monique Deschaussées. Dr. Kontossi has won prizes in international piano competitions and given concerts in Greece, Romania, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Turkey and Cyprus. She is regularly invited to give master classes in Greece and abroad on “Art song” performance. She regularly attends, on scholarship, the Vancouver International Song Institute’s program on “Song Scholarship and Performance.” Her musicological studies focus on lieder and piano music by Greek composers, as well as the history of Greek Music. Her articles have been published in Greek, French and Serbian academic journals, and she is a contributing author at the New Grove Music Online. She has been teaching piano and music theory since 1996, and is currently at the University of Arts George Enescu and the National Conservatory of Greece. She is a member of RIPM’s Greek Committee, a member of the Board of the Leonidas Zoras Archive and the Manolis Kalomiris Society Directory Committees, and a member of the Greek Musicological Society. She is an adjunct faculty member and teaches in the BM program.