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Research & Performance

Elyse enjoys an active international career as a performance scholar and music researcher, presenting her research and performing annually overseas since 2014.


PhD dissertation


Dimitris Dragatakis (1914-2001): Advancing his legacy and Concerto for Viola using twenty-first-century digital tools


Visiting Researcher | Dimitris Dragatakis Archive

October 2019
Athens, Greece

During this research residency, a new open-access database website was created by collating born-digital resources and digitising primary and secondary archive resources.


46th International Viola Congress

September 24-28, 2019
Poznan, Poland

Presented a lecture on 25 September about PhD research concerning Dimitris Dragatakis and his Concerto for Viola. This presentation was enhanced by the assistance of Artur Paciorkiewicz, the violist who premiered the concerto in 1993 in Athens, Greece.


45th International Viola Congress - Performer

November 20-24, 2018
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Performer for Professor Donald Maurice's and Marcin Murawski's presentation on works for viola and viola d'amore by Christoph Graupner.

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Master of Music thesis


Musical hybridity through Greek diaspora: in the case of Calliope Tsoupaki and Yannis Kyriakides

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International  Viola Convention

October 2-4 2015
Central Coast Conservatoriuam (Gosford, Australia)

Co-presenter and performer for Professor Donald Maurice's lecture on Bartok Viola Duos.

Florida Music Educator's Association Convention

Tampa, Florida (January 2014)

A demonstrator and co-presenter for a presentation by Dr Pamela Ryan which aims to demonstrator how to feel symmetries between the right and left sides of the body to optimize balance and release tension while improving tone and minimizing injury in playing the violin or viola.

Research & Performance: Lessons
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