Kostas Kardamis received his BMus (2000) and his PhD (2006) from the Ionian University, and his MMus (2002) from Royal Holloway, University of London. He is lecturer in the Music Department of the Ionian University and curator of the Archive and the Museum of the Corfu Philharmonic Society. His published studies and articles are mainly focused on Neohellenic music, with particular interest in 18th and 19th centuries, as well as on opera and musical theatre. His research interests also include band music and the interaction between music, society and politics. He is a member of the Hellenic Music Research Lab, of the editorial committee of the musicological journals Μουσικός Λόγος and Moussikos Ellenomnemon and of the Greek committee for RILM, as well as General Editor of the series Monuments of Neohellenic Music.