Papaioannou, Ioannis [John] G(eorgios)
- Dimitri Conomos
(b Athens, Jan 23, 1915). Greek architect, pianist, writer on music, and administrator. Graduating from Athens Technical University as an architect in 1935, he has had a distinguished career in a number of postwar reconstruction programmes and from 1959 to 1972 as director of research at the Athens Centre of Ekistics (Settlements). His musical training included harmony, counterpoint, and composition studies with Felix Petyrek and Petros Petridis in Athens in the late 1920s. As a pianist he has performed complete cycles of Haydn and Schubert sonatas and Mozart piano works and has given premières of many contemporary works. He has also taught music history at the Athinaion (...