Kostas Chardas is a lecturer in systematic musicology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He took his first degree in Musicology and his piano diploma at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Athinaikon Conservatoire respectively. He also received an MMus degree at the University of London (with John Bingham) and a PhD at the University of Surrey, under Christopher Mark. He also attended piano masterclasses with Domna Evnouchidou, Martino Tirimo, Roberto Szidon, Philip Fowke and Andrew Wilde. As a pianist he has given numerous solo and chamber music concerts in Greece, England and the Czech Republic and has recorded for Greek radio. His The Music for Solo Piano of Yannis A. Papaioannou up to 1960 was published in 2010, and he is also working on critical editions of Papaioannou’s piano music for Nakas Editions.