A pioneering Greek conductor has died

Louly Psichouli, the first Greek woman to achieve an international conducting career, died on October 29.

A student of Hans Swarowksy in Vienna, Louly conducted at the Bolshoi in Mosow and many orchestras across the Balkans, as well as playing a prominent role in Greek musical life. In 1974 she founded the Maria Callas Grand Prix to support young artists.

louly_psychouli_(2015)

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  • It’s unfortunate that the photo (perhaps the only one immediately available) shows her speaking at a lectern rather than conducting.

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