Ekaterini (Katy) Romanou was a faculty member in the Music Department of the University of Athens. She is a researcher of recent Greek art music and its interactions with neighbouring cultures and has conducted a number of research projects funded by the Research Committee of the University of Athens and the Greek State’s General Secretary of Research and Technology. Katy Romanou is coordinator of the Greek team of RIPM (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales/ Retrospective Index of Music Periodicals). She is a contributor to "Grove/Oxford music online" for Greece and Cyprus.
She has published widely in Greek and foreign periodicals and collective editions, among which: "Exchanging Rings under dictatorships", in Music and Dictatorship in Europe and Latin America, (Brepols, 2009); "Music education in Nineteenth century Greece: Its institutions and their contribution to urban musical life" Nineteenth Century Music Review (June 2011); "Verdi's reception in Greece", Verdi Reception, (Brepols 2013 ).
Her recent books include: Serbian and Greek Art Music. A Patch to Western Music History (Bristol & Chicago, 2009); a translation of Chrysanthos of Madytos, Great Theory of Music (New York, 2010).