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Her artistic life embraces several and varied activities as a teacher, soloist, chamber musician and editor. As soloist and chamber musician, she has taken part in internationally renowned festivals and concert series such as the Forum Gendarmenmarkt in the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Spectrum Concerts Berlin and the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy in Germany, the Vienna Festival and Vienna Music Summer, the Carinthian Summer and the Forum Gitarre Wien in Austria, the Marlboro Music Festival in the USA, the Tibor Varga Festival in Sion, Switzerland, the Gotland Chamber in Sweden and the International Guitar festival J.K. Mertz, in Bratislava. She has performed with the tenors Jon Humphrey and Jan Kobow, the violinists Ulf Wallin and Lukas David, the guitarists Göran Söllscher and Konrad Ragossnig, and others. Together with the soprano Eleni Kanthou she has toured many European countries as the Duo Guitar & Voice. Since 2008 she has been a member of the ensemble “United Guitars”.
Eugenia Kanthou specializes in 19th and 20th century guitar repertory; early 19th century guitar music is preferably played on historical guitars.
Eugenia Kanthou recorded for the label Preiser Records (Guitar & Voice and Hommage à la Guitare) ans hANDm records (la Guitare Romantique). Furthermore, she has edited guitar music for Universal Edition and Doblinger. Her arrangement of Maurice Ravels “Five Greek Folk Songs” in a version for voice and guitar has been recently published by Gehrmans Musikvörlag, in Stockholm.
Eugenia Kanthou lectured guitar and chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna until 1998. Since 1999 she has been a guest professor at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin.