Katharina Apostolidis was born in Lübeck, Germany, where she also studied violin at the Musikhochschule under Prof. P. Munteanu (Rumania) and piano (minor subject) and was awarded a diploma in music education. As a faculty member of the Hamburg Conservatory for about 20 years she not only taught violin and viola at elementary and intermediate levels, but students at the college level were also under her tutelage. Her violin and piano pupils often have won 1. and 2. prices in competitions.
Since 2003 Mrs. Apostolidis is a free-lance musician, violin teacher (all levels) and piano teacher (from beginning up to medium level), whose broad musical spectrum extends from orchestra work with the Kiel Philharmonic and Hamburger Symphoniker (1984-1987) to rock, pop, international folklore, tango, film, musical and songs. She has been creative in integrating video, keyboard, practicing-app in her music instructions. Furthermore MET (Meridian Energy Technic), Kinesiology and Wingwave for balancing stress-situations, stage-fright.
Mrs. Apostolidis authored two articles in the European String Teacher Association Journal:
Der Weg des Lernens in der Kunst (The progress of learning in the Arts) and Identität und Krise des musikalischen Erlebens (Identity and Crisis of the Musical Experience).
Music-medicine articles and lectures at congress about “The crook pelvis condition of violin students as the cause of pains, health problems and future illnesses”.
As a violinist, lyricist and cover designer, she has also collaborated on 19 compact disc recordings with her earlier husband, the guitarist and songwriter Nicos Apostolidis.
Since 2012 she is also working as free-lance cultural editor in “Hamburger Klönschnack”.
Some of my books I use in the lessons as needed. You can order them about your bookshop or onlineshops. If you only want to have a look inside online before, you will find more details about content and a few pages at www.stretta.de. I don’t use affiliate links.
A coloring and activity book to help children learn the names of treble clef notes with fun and lively pictures. Included are small learning steps and various creative works, puzzles and games. The book begins with the notes of the C major scale. It is possible to start at any other page also with sharps and flats. Every note is connected to an animal or a symbol which starts with the same letter. The volume is suitable for instrumental classes in single lessons as well as in groups. A well devised and at the same time very versatile method for children. (Edition Conbrio bei Hug Musikverlage, American license Mel Bay Publications Inc.)
A coloring and activity book to help children between 5 and 11 years to learn notes and rests. Included are small learning steps and various creative works, puzzles and games of dice with several possibilities to repeat. Beginning with quarters, there are two possible directions: either to the slower notes (half, dotted half and whole notes) or to the faster notes (eighth and sixteenth notes). Both methodic ways are equal. Chapters for the rests have a similar structure. The presentation of new notes and rests combines little vivid tales with moving experiences of the children themselves (clapping, walking, and singing). The volume is suitable for instrumental classes in single lessons as well as in groups and also for foundation classes. A well-devised, and at the same time, very versatile method, which can be used as a permanent assistant to fun and easy success. (Edition Conbrio bei Hug Musikverlage Zürich, American license Mel Bay Publications Inc.)
Musicmedicine article, theater piece, learning software and 11 music-books in German, Norwegian, English, Spanish and Japanese you find here under “Publikationen”.
Youtube-Video: Après un rêve von Fauré
Youtube-Video: Listen to my romantic violin with Duo Amuselle and Sascha Rotermund
Youtube-Video: Duo Piekfein