Biography

Sevastiana Nourou is a Greek-Cypriot historical musicologist and pianist. Sevastiana specialises in Ignaz Moscheles’ career. She has undertaken an in-depth archival research into Ignaz Moscheles’ concert life and her thesis focus regards his reception and his influence on nineteenth-century concert life.

Research interests: aspects of concert-life of the early nineteenth century: Ignaz Moscheles, early nineteenth-century pianists, reception studies, listening experience, concert programming and canon, piano arrangements, piano virtuosity and free fantasias.

Articles

Sevastiana Nourou, ‘Ignaz Moscheles: The Free Fantasia as the Connecting Link to His Three Styles of Virtuosity and Composed Fantasias’, Ad Parnassum. A Journal of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Instrumental Music 18, no. 35 (October 2020): 87–123.

Reviews

Nourou, Sevastiana. “Robert Doran, Ed., Liszt and Virtuosity (New York: University of Rochester Press; Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2020). Vii 433 Pp. £95.00.” Nineteenth-Century Music Review, 2022, 1–5. doi:10.1017/S1479409822000258.

Nourou, Sevastiana. ‘Review: Julian Dodd. Being True to Works of Music’. Context 47 (2021): 89–92. Find it here: https://contextjournal.music.unimelb.edu.au/no-47-2021/

Conference Papers:

  • BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference — University of Cambridge, January 2021
    • Topic presented: The influence of Ignaz Moscheles’ «pianoforte soirees» on the piano recital, concert programming and on the formation of the canon of music
  • BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference — University of Sheffield, January 2019Topic presented: The ethical and aesthetical aspects of arrangements observed through Ignaz Moscheles’ published scores and performances

Education:

  • 2017-Present    PhD in Music –University of London, Goldsmiths College
    • Thesis Title: Ignaz Moscheles’ reception in the nineteenth century and his influence on concert life.
    • Supervisors: Professor Simon McVeigh and Dr Naomi Matsumoto
  • 2014-2015           MA in Historical Musicology (Merit) –University of London, Goldsmiths College
    • Dissertation Title: Composer Intention and Performance Interpretation: A Contextualisation of Ignaz Moscheles’ Grand Characteristic Studies, Op. 95and a Performance Edition of the Seventh Study.
    • Supervisor: Reader Antony Pryer
  • 2011-2014        Bmus/music (2.1 Honours) – University of Sheffield