Labrini Gioti

Labrini Gioti was born in Athens,Greece.
She has graduated from the Musical Highschool of Pallini(1999),the National Conservatory of Athens with a Diploma in the Classical Piano(with Excellency- 2003),the conservatory OPERA with a ptyhion in Modern and Traditional singing(2005), the American College of Greece(Deree College) with a BA in Music Studies(High Distinction -2005),the University of Limerick/Irish World Academy of Music and Dance with MA in Ethnomusicology(2nd class honours-2007), the French Institute of Athens(DELF in French language -1996) and the University of Oslo(Trinn 3 fluency in the Norwegian language -2004).
She has been awarded the Special Award for Artistic Achievement (2005)at the American College of Greece(Deree College) and a high distinction at the all -Hellenic composition competition at the age of 18.She has also been awarded a Scholarchip from the Attica Tradition Foundation to study at the MA Ethnomusicology of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance(University of Limerick).
She has attended seminars and workshops on Epirotic Polyphonic music(North West Greece region) at the Museum of Traditional instruments in Athens(2010-2012),kinesiology with Dr. Vasiliki Selioni(Central School of Speech and Drama, London) and Dr. Dick Mc Caw(Royal Holloway, London 2010-2012),voice therapy(voicecraft)with Elpida Koutsoubaki(special speech therapist 2016).
Also seminars/workshops in the music of India, Palestine,Afghanistan, Iran, Kurdistan, the Balkan area(Serbia, FYROM, Croatia, Albania and Bulgaria) and Ireland with a group of acclaimed performers, like Bobby Mc Ferrin, Ross Daly,Mamak Khadem,Iarla O Lionaird,Deirdre Scanlon,Elaine Cormican,Micheal O Suilleabhain, Noirin Ni Riain,John Baily, Veronica Doubleday and Martha Mavroidi.(2006-2016)
She has also been taught Smyrneika and amanedes (Minor Asia)singing repertoire of the early 1920- 1930’s Greek music from the santouri player Marios Papadeas, as well as rebetiko guitar with the acclaimed performer Spyros Goumas(2012-2013).
She has also studied on an intensive online course at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, department of Musicology(Ethnomusicology Center) concerning the Greek Traditional Music and culture(2011)
On August 2014, she attended an intensive masterclass for orchestra direction under the guidance of two aclaimed conductors Michalis Economou and Athanasia Kyriakidou, organised by the Municipality of Athens(Municipality of Athens Symphonic Orchestra)

Her teaching /working experience starts since 2004 where she was an assistant at the Music Department of Deree College(musical theater, film music, world music, 20th century Greek music) and Music facilitator for the Summer Camps(2004-2010), serving also as a Music Coordinator of Activities(Deree Music Society)
As a professor in singing- piano and facilitator in summer camps and workshops on musical theater at the Croach School of Music(Limerick, Ireland in 2006-2008)
Professor of singing and theory of music at the Superior Traga Drama School, also conducting special courses for the musical theater and polyphonic music, while preparing the students for the introductory exams in acting at the Ministry of Culture(from 2009-2014)
Vocal coach professor at the music School of Vari(2012-2014)
Vocal coach professor at the Filarmoniko conservatory(2013 onwards)
Professor of music and piano accompagnatrisse for the dance students at the Superior Professional Dance School Vasiliki Marouli(2012-2014)
Assistant Professor and accompagnatrisse at the children choir of Leonteios School of Patisia(Lycee Leonin de Patisia, 2011 onwards)
Music facilitator in Leonteios School Summer Camps(2013-2015)
Tutor in private music lessons(2004 onwards)
Experience on music theory exams and chamber music exams on ABRSM in Athens, Greece and Limerick, Ireland(2006 onwards)
In 2015, she was appointed voice instructor for the course of Musical Theater at HOPA (HOUSE OF PERFORMING ARTS) in Athens, as well as at IEK CITY.
In 2016, she started the singing workshop at the Aggeliki Sotiriou music school in Agia Paraskevi and also taught singing and music at the nursery school “Little Prince” .
She has been working extensively with actors and dancers since 2008 in collaboration with Dr. Kiki Selioni in an ongoing project concerning her Postdoc at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London(collaboration with Kakoyiannis foundation) as a voice instructor.
She has also had an administrative -coordinative position for ELISARTE CULTURAL MARKETING, creating internet campaign for concerts at Herodion Theater and the Athens Concert Hall(2009-2011), as well as a sales position for Lollipops Paris at the Athens Mall(2009)
She has conducted seminars/workshops in Athens, Limerick and Larnaka.
Tutor of workshops at the MA Ritual Chant and Ethnomusicology at the University of Limerick , Irish World Academy of Music and Dance(2007-2008)
Two seminars in Irish Singing at BIOS music and cultural stage(2010), and at Shantom(2014). In 2017 she will conduct two big seminars in the Irish Gaelic singing.
Lecture/Workshop in Rebetiko singing and Byzantine Chant at the 2nd Biennial Euro Mediterannean Music Conference,in Larnaka, Cyprus
She has published her MA THESIS at the library of the University of Limerick and several articles for the ethnomusicological website:OUTREACH ETHNOMUSICOLOGY and she is a former member of SEM(2008-2012) and ICTM( 2006-2008).
She has participated in the polyphonic Epirotic singing group of HAONIA(2011-2013)
She has performed and recorded/arranged the piano and has sung for the following artists: OLGA EMMANUEL, KOSMAS LAPATAS, LEON OF ATHENS and NEFELI WALKING UNDERCOVER, ALAND ASSIRI
In 2015, she and her partner George Tsimbouksis created their first personal album called “Gramophone Memoirs” which included Greek Urban music (1937-1960).
She has also performed in Scotland at the Aberdeen Cowdray Hall under the hospice of Hellenic Scottish Society of Aberdeen, in Ireland at Bewleys Cafe Theater, at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and in various venues with the former polyphonic group “Lucernarium” under the direction of Dr. Oscar Mascarenas.
Some performances in Greece include the New Museum of Acropolis(three times- twice with in collaboration with the Irish Embassy), the Museum of Cycladic art(collaboration with the Irish Embassy),BETON 7, EILISSOS, 6 DOGS, KET,the Athens Concert Hall, the Festival of Sound and Colours in Kifissia(2011), Jakovateios Library of Lixouri(Cephalonia), Grande Bretagne Hotel, National radio(former 3rd programme and KOSMOS fm), recent national radio(first programme), the European Day of Languages(collaboration with the Irish Embassy in Athens), and also a collaboration with the British Embassy for the festivities of Robert Burns(2016).
She is founding member of the Ethnic- Celtic group Sòlastas.
She speaks fluently Greek and English- also French and Norwegian. She comprehends Gaelic and Italian.

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