Δημήτριος Γαλάνης / Dimitrios Galanis
Πρωτοψάλτης Αγ. Βαρβάρας Πατρών / Protopsaltis of St. Barbara, Patra, Greece
(Dimitrios Galanis, click for original size)
Βιογραφικά / Biographical
Το επίσημο βιογραφικό του Δημητρίου Γαλάνη.
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From the official biographical notes of D. Galanis, translated by Dimitri Koubaroulis.
Dimitrios Galanis was born in Patras in 1966. He studied since 8 years old with
Protopsaltis Spyros Georgakopoulos in Patras. At 14 years of age he was appointed
left psaltis of St George "Klauss". In 1982 he received his Degree in Byzantine
Music from Apollonion Odeion and in 1984 his Diploma in Byzantine Music from Polymnios
Music School with Excellent marks He studied Western music. Today he is the protopsaltis
of St Barbara, Patras.
He has composed a "Byzantine Oratorium of Christmas" (1991). He has published the
Anastasimatarion of Ioannis Protopsaltis in parallage and melos. In 1994 he recorded
the Small Paraklesis and hmyns from the service of St Alexios the Man of God on
request from the Monastery of Lavra, Kalavryta, Greece. In 2007, he recorded a CD
with hymns of St Konstantinos from Hydra. In 1990 he became a high school music
teacher and since 1991 he is a teacher of Greek Traditional Music at the Music-orientated
High School of Patras. He published a CD with folk songs and hymns with the choir
of the school in 2006. In 1998 he founded the Byzantine Choir of Patras. In the
same year he started teaching at the Mozart Conservatorium of Patras. In 2000, he
was appointed teacher of the Byzantine Music School of the Holy Metropolis of Patras.
He also became Artistic Director of the sectors of folk music and folk instruments.
He has chanted in many feasts as a soloist and with his choir. He has taken part
in many seminars on Byzantine Music and he has organised many of them in cooperation
with well known teachers, protopsaltai and musicologists. He benefited from his
acquaintance to protopsaltis Dimitrios Nerantzis with whom he co-chanted many times
and whose style and psaltic expression he followed to a degree.
His study next to protopsaltis Vasileios Nonis was also important, deepening his
understanding of Papadic and Calophonic pieces.
In 2005 in enrolled in the Postgraduate Course on Byzantine Music at the Athens
Today, as a protopsaltis and teacher of the Divine Art he faithfully tries to transmit
and preserve our cultural heritage with respect to the Psaltic Art and the genuine
Greek folk song.
Ηχογραφήσεις / Recordings
Ηχογραφήσεις από το CD με ύμνους Τριωδίου δημοσιεύονται με την
άδεια του Δ. Γαλάνη.
Recordings from D. Galanis' CD with Hymns from the Triodion published here with the permission of D. Galanis.
Ιδιόμελα Τελώνου και Φαρισαίου / Idiomela from the First Sunday of Triodion [mp3
, 4.3 Mb]
Την του Ασώτου Φωνήν, Ήχος Δεύτερος / Tin Tou Asotou Fonin, Second Mode [mp3
Πάτερ Αγαθέ, Ήχος Πλάγιος του Δευτέρου / Pater Agathe, Plagal Second Mode [mp3
Μωσής τω Καιρώ της Εγκρατείας, Ήχος Πλάγιος του Δευτέρου / Mosis To Kairo Tis Egkrateias,
Plagal Second Mode [mp3
Ούκ Έστιν η Βασιλεία του Θεού, Ήχος Πρώτος / Ouk Estin i Vasileia Tou Theou, First