- Evi Nika-Sampson
(b Piraeus, June 18, 1950). Greek composer and educator. He studied literature, history of art, and composition with Y. A. Papaioannou and electronic music with M. Adamis in Athens. In 1979 he continued his studies in France, attending the graduate class of Iannis Xenakis and seminars of music informatics at G.R.M. (Groupe de Recherches Musicales 1979–85) and the Centre d’Études de Mathématique et Automatique Musicales (CEMAMu). Xanthoudakis holds the bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens, and the Master’s Degree (DEA) and PhD from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne).
In 1992 he was elected professor of advanced theory and music creation at the music department of the Ionian University and, since March 2013, he has been the chairman of the department. For a time he was vice rector of the university. As a founding member of the music department of the Ionian University, Xanthoudakis has provided versatile and innovative work on educational, scientific, and artistic issues. He taught at the University of Athens in the interdepartmental graduate program with the department of theatre studies and as a visiting professor at the University of Paris, the University of York, the Conservatory of Nuremberg, the Institute of Musicology of Budapest, etc. He served as vice rector for academic affairs and personnel for two consecutive terms and since ...