Zacharias Vamvakousis // CEO
Zacharias is the developer and designer of the EyeHarp. He studied Informatics & Telecommunications at University of Athens. At Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Zacharias obtained a Master’s degree in Sound and Music Computing, and earned a PhD for his research: “Digital Musical Instruments for People with Physical Disabilities”. He is also an accordion player with a degree in classical accordion. Edit biography
Gil Dori // Creative Director
Gil is a composer and a music teacher, artist in residence and collaborator at the Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University. Gil’s website
Jordo Bueno // Public Relations
Jordi is the father of Joel, the first EyeHarp student in the public music school of Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Barcelona, Spain. Jordi has been helping a lot in promoting the EyeHarp to music schools and other organizations.
Rafael Ramirez // Scientific Advisor
Rafael Ramirez. PhD, MSc, BSc. Tenured Associate Professor and Leader of the Music and Machine Learning Lab at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
George Chondrakis // Business Advisor
Assistant professor of Strategic Management at ESADE Business School. International research fellow at University of Oxford. PhD from the Said Business School, University of Oxford.
Alper Kaya // Izmir, Turkey
Alper is the best EyeHarp player in the world! He is diagnosed with ALS. Before his disease progressed, he was a guitar player. As an experienced musician, the feedback he provides on the EyeHarp contributes a lot to the project. His music performances prove again and again that it is possible to perform music at the highest level with the EyeHarp. Alper’s YouTube channel
Stelios Pissis // Limassol, Cyprus
Stelios is an accomplished composer, with five albums of his music published. He was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at a young age, which prevented him from playing the piano, his instrument since childhood. Nevertheless, Stelios led a prolific composition career, fueled by his love and passion for music. He was not able to play any instrument since 1993, until he began playing the EyeHarp in 2018. Stelios’ website (Greek)