Dr. Veroniki Petrou
Staff - Department of Philosophy
Dr. Veroniki Petrou was born in Patras, Greece to both parents artists, a musician father and a painter mother. From an early age, she turned to musical studies, specifically in piano (Diploma), advanced music theory and classical song, also to the study of the English and the French language. At the same time, she obtained a B.A. in Marketing and Business Administration Studies (Ionian College) and a first degree in the Studies in European Civilization (EPO) at the Hellenic Open University. Without ever giving up her love for music, she was at some point turned to philosophy by obtaining a Master of Arts degree in Moral and Political Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Patras. As a State Scholarships Foundation's scholar, in her doctoral thesis by the title: “The transformations of the musical form in Beethoven and Chopin in the light of the aesthetic theories of Kant and Schelling”, she tried to correlate both music and philosophy through research in both areas and to follow a novel approach in which she attempted to combine two leading aesthetic theories, Kant and Schelling’s, with the works of Beethoven and Chopin, mainly their pianistic opus.