Grant supporting the renovation and completion of Athens Conservatoire
Courtesy Athens Conservatoire
The study for the renovation and the building’s sustainability study was supported by the Association of Friends of Music and prepared by the architectural firm Thymios Papagiannis & Associates. The cost of the completion of the Conservatory’s infrastructure was covered by the inNSRF through the Regional Operational Programs (RDP) of Attica (total amount: € 6,300,000). The final architectural/engineering studies were funded exclusively by cultural institutions and private sources (the Schwarz Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Baroness Nina von Maltzahn, the Leventis Foundation, the Bodossaki Foundation, the Horn Foundation, the Friends of Music Association and the Kystos Foundation) .
The project is expected to be completed in autumn 2021.
The Athens Conservatoire is the oldest educational institution for the performing arts in modern Greece, founded in 1871.The institution has played a significant role in the advancement of music and drama studies in Greece with many renowned artists and personalities being graduates or teachers of the institution, including Dimitiris Mitropoulos, Maria Callas, Gina Bachauer, Emilios Veakis, Kostas Mousouris.
The Conservatoire offers the full range of theoretical and practical training in music performance extending from early music and classical music up to jazz and contemporary electronic music. Its Drama School is included among the select few top drama schools in Greece, with leading artists among its teaching staff, and cooperates with prominent institutions like the Russian Academy of Theatrical Studies (GITIS), the World Theatre Education Association (WTEA) and others.