The Academy

The Music Academy of the Anargyrios and Korgialenios school of Spetses (M.A.A.K.S.S), provides an educational platform for musical encounters where young adults are able to attend master classes by established international artists, as well as attend regular sessions to build on their musical skills.

The Academy will bring together teachers from Greece and abroad to provide high quality music education sessions with music master classes and performances for both instruments and singing.

In addition, the Academy will incorporate a chamber music orchestra to its activities which the acclaimed polish violinist Bartek Niziol will conduct.

The Academy will roll out a strong community engagement program to encourage citizens of Spetses and the region to participate, and together build a visionary academic program for Greece. The unique premises of the school, naturally befitted with an exceptional heritage, will offer an ideal surrounding for this unique Music Academy in Greece.

“The launch of the Music Academy is a wonderful opportunity for the school to yet again welcome aspiring young kids from around the world, who we hope will join us year after year to celebrate music through this prestigious Academy”

Petros Petrakopoulos, President of A.K.S.S.

“We hope this Academy will offer students and musicians in Greece an opportunity to meet with and benefit from renown international artists. Furthermore, we hope this unique platform will contribute to the exceptional cultural offering of Greece and add value to the wider academic international scene”

Leni Konialidis, Head of the Music Academy
  • The Academy will allow its members to exchange music skills and foment a direct contact with the locals of Spetses, its tourists and the musicians.
  • The young musicians will perform a series of chamber music concerts and have the opportunity of sharing their experiences with the wider public of Spetses.
  • The classes and rehearsals of performances are open to the public.

Advisory Commitee

The Academy is supported by an advisory commitee, composed by key figures in the music education and culture fields.

Petros Petrakopoulos

Architect (Dipl. Ing.), Former President of Hellasco (EFCA-FIDIC mb), Chairman of AKSS Foundation

Janis Vakarelis

Pianist, Artistic Director of the Athens Concert Hall (Megaro Musikis)

Pavlos Apostolidis

Former Ambassador of Greece

Leontios K. Portokalakis


Christoph Muller

CEO of Gstaad Menuhin Festival

Adriano Konialidis


Paul Smaczny

Founder of Accentus Music label, film and audio production

Julio Boca

Argentinian ballet dancer. 20 years principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre

Maria Makraki

Music Conductor, Artistic Director of Camerata Europaea

Joseph Fowler

Head of Arts & Culture of the World Economic Forum

Paolo Petrocelli

Director General, Academia Stauffer of Cremona