Eleni Keventsidou


Born in Athens, Eleni Keventsidou began studying music at the National Conservatory with Kate Touli (1995 Diploma in piano, graded ‘Excellent by unanimous decision and first prize’). For three years from 1998, she had a scholarship to study with the ‘Friends of Music’ association alongside the internationally famous organist Nicolas Kynaston. She then continued with her studies at the Royal Academy with a scholarship from the Alexander S. Onassis Scholarship Foundation, under the direction of Nicolas Kynaston and David Titterington (postgraduate diploma in performance with distinction, 2004). In 2004, she won the Margaret and Sydney Lovett Organ Prize and the United Music Publishers’ Ensemble Prize, in London. In 2007, she was awarded the Artistic Director’s Prize in the International Organ Competition in Kaliningrad, Russia. She has appeared as a soloist and member of chamber orchestras in Greece, Cyprus, Great Britain, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Poland and Russia. She has been recorded at the Royal Festival Hall for the Royal Academy and South London Organ Society and playing choir music at Rugby School for Regent Records. Today, she teaches organ and piano at Rugby School and Kent College and is a lecturer at Canterbury University (her thesis was an analysis and performance of Max Reger’s Variations and Fugue on an original theme, Op 73, with a full grant and the support of Canterbury Christ Church University).