Christina Maxouri

Was born in Athens.

She graduated with distinction from the “Neo Elliniko Theatro” College of Drama of Giorgos Armenis.
She has worked on plays by: Euripides, Sophocles, Goldoni, Mariveaux, Chekhov, Marlowe, Simelpfenich, Ragavis, Peresiadis, Chorn, Vasilikou, Alexakis, Kalavrianos and has worked with directors such as: Vasilis Papavasileiou, Giorgos Armenis, Nikos Karathanos, Kostas Tsianos, Peter Stein, Diagoras Chronopoulos, Sotiris Chatzakis, Efi Theodorou, Dimitris Lignadis, G. Margaritis, Sofia Spiratou, Takis Vouteris, Martha Frintzila, Yiannis Kalavrianos, Foteini Banou, Takis Tzamarias, Konstantinos Arvanitakis and Maria Protopappa. She has worked at theatres such as the National Theatre of Greece, the Athens Festival and many more.

She has taken up acting seminars with Ariane Mnouchkine at “Theatre du Soleil” (2008) and with Anatoli Vassiliev at the Center of Ancient Drama “Bonds” (2009).
From 2005 to 2010 she was a member of Martha Frintzilas’ theatre group “Road with Trees”.
She has been nominated twice for the theatre award “Melina Merkouri” (2011-2012), for the play “Paraloges or Little everyday tragedies” directed by Yiannis Kalavrianos. Nominated for the award “Eleftheria Saboutzi” (2015).

As a singer, she has worked with:
Giorgos Psichogios, (“From rebetiko music to jazz – Athens Concert Hall-Megaron), Yiannis Bezos (“Through the leaves of the heart”, a tribute to rebetiko music – Kivotos Theatre), Mario (“Six folk paintings” by Manos Hadjidakis – Black Duck), Apostolos Rizos, Stamatis Morfonios, Alexandros Emmanouilidis, (“On Ear”, concert for the web page toradiofono.gr – Stavros Tou Notou Plus) and Angelos Triantafillou (“Dangerous Age”, a collection of Greek poetry set to music – Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus).
She was a member of the music group “78 revs”, which presented a collection of rebetiko1 songs, in Kalamata, Athens and Stuttgart.

In November 2012, accompanied by a quartet, she performed in a series of live shows with the title “From the Gramophone to the Stage” consisting of songs by St. Haskil, M. Ninou and S. Bellou at the music stage Hamam. Also participating in the tribute were: Matoula Zamani, Martha Frintzila, Eleni Kokkidou, Lena Kitsopoulou, Fotis Siotas and Lydia Koniordou.

Her ongoing project is an a cappella music performance she calls “Borrowed Shoes”, in which the following artists have participated to this date: radio producer Olga Laskaratou, songwriters Foivos Delivorias, Nikos Xidakis, Apostolos Rizos, Matoula Zamani, Maria Papageorgiou, Alexandros Emmanouilidis and musicians Sofia Efkleidou, Ilektra Miliadou, Panos Lambropoulos, Pavlos Melas, Spiros Bolovinis and Yiannis Andrianakis.

She has taken part in the album “Children’s Games” by Panos Vlachos, interpreting the songs “Orpheas’ Ballad” and “In the clouds” which has been released by ogdoo.gr.

In October 2014, when she collaborated with Christos Theodorou on the music and Michalis Gelasakis on the lyrics the song “Eimai paidi” occurred; it hasn’t been released yet.

“Eimai paidi”

Music: Christos Theodorou / lyrics: Michalis Gelasakis
Piano: Christos Theodorou
Contrabass: Alekos Vasilatos
Kanun: Sofia Lambropoulou
Sound engineer/ editor: Antonis Papavomvolakis
MusicRow Studio / October 2014

Photo Credit: Marili Zarkou