Nektaria Karantzi is one of the most prominent women in Byzantine music. She has toured across Europe showcasing the ancient voice of the Church.
She is the Founder and Honorary President of the PanHellenic Association of Women in Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music. Her work has been honoured by the Byzantine Chanters [Ieropsaltes] through the Hellenic Musicological Society – Institute for Byzantine and Greek Traditional Music Studies and the music magazine "To Psaltiri". She is also the Public Relations and Press Manager of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Athens and the Artistic Director of the Traditional Music School "Chronis Aidonides".
I had the privilege of interviewing Nektaria Karantzi, despite being on a busy concert tour, to discuss her love for Byzantine chant, her influences and her exciting, up-coming project.
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