I can’t claim any glorious musical background. Sorry to disappoint you, but since I was in my teens I have been studying and preparing myself to became an accountant - and so I did. I started working as an assistant accountant when I was still in University and a few years later I established my own firm as a freelance accountant. Even though everything appeared to be going my way, I always felt that something was missing.
This was until 2010 when I was invited to participate in an acting workshop. Although it is difficult to put into words, something inexplicable happened which transformed my life and shaped who I am. Almost immediately I knew that theatre had to become part of my life and I made the decision to study acting whilst simultaneously following my accounting profession.
My connection to music came mostly through my involvement with theatre and gradually spread into my life. Coming from a culture deeply influenced by the ancient Greek drama, I strongly believe in the healing and educational role of the arts. Having experienced how theatre has transformed my own life I want nothing more than to be able to help and support emerging artists in any way possible. I feel honored being part of Southbank Sinfonia’s gifted team and to serve the arts through the finance department.
What is your favourite piece of music, and why do you love it?
Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2 Every time I listen to this piece of music, it transports me into a retro black and white movie, a rainy and cloudy scene from the early 1940s. It brings me a mixture of feelings: nostalgia, and a sense of disappointment for something that has been interrupted violently. It is tame and wild at the same time.
What do you do with your time outside of work?
I really enjoy walking on an empty wintery beach, and I usually visit the closest coast for a refreshing walk. I mostly love going to the theatre and can’t wait for the post theatre conversations with friends about the play, the direction line, the approach and all these juicy details.