Konstantinos Kampanis was born in Athens, Greece and began his cello lessons at the age of eight. His studies were completed with a Diploma in Violoncello with minors in Piano and Singing from Attikon Conservatory, supervised by soloist professor Sotiris Tachiatis. His studies continued in the field of music theory with professors Panagiotis Adam and Joseph Papadatos at the Philippos Nakas Conservatory and a few years later he graduated with a Diploma in Music Theory with majors in Harmony and Counterpoint. During his studies in Greece, he also attended seminars on the modern techniques of composition, sound design, analysis, notation and performance of the 20th and 21st century music under the acknowledged composer Theodore Antoniou (professor at the Boston University College of Fine Arts).
After finishing his studies in Greece, Konstantinos continued at the University of York in the UK and graduated with a Master of Arts in Music Technology with specialization in Electronic Music Composition and Sound Engineering. His final project was an electroacoustic composition titled “Metallaxis” which included recording, sound designing, mixing and mastering techniques. Konstantinos' academic supervisors were Dr. Ambrose Field and Dr. Damian Murphy.
In parallel, he was also a member of the university's symphony orchestra and attended numerous seminars and master classes under Johannes Goritzki (professor at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana and the Royal College of Music), Charles Medlam, Zoë Martlew and Louise Hopkins (Head of Strings at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama). The seminars involved the theory and practice on various cello techniques of the interpretation of baroque as well as modern music. During his stay in the UK he also worked as a sound engineer at the University Radio York.
He went back to Greece, where he worked as a cellist on the symphony orchestras of Chalkis, Rethymno, Intrarte and Music School of Piraeus. He has also worked as a studio recording and live musician with artists Nikos Portokaloglou, Andriana Babali, Kristi Stasinopoulou, Antonis Livieratos, Mary Dalakou, Christos Alexopoulos and Rous. As a producer - remixer, Konstantinos has cooperated with Greek artists and bands Mary Dalakou, DV8, Marieke Meijer and Foivos Delivorias. His activities also include original soundtracks for theater, as well as composition and production of TV and radio commercials with the company "Music for Ads" (Compact Disc Club).
Konstantinos is currently responsible for his own "Blue Door Studio", where he undertakes audio post production (music / sound design / editing / mixing) and audio restoration projects. In the past he has also worked as a sound engineer - sound designer at "Hobart Phase Studios" with Antonis Livieratos and "Names Studio" with Paul Stefanides and Paul Spathis. During his years in Athens, Greece, he has also worked as cello teacher at Philippos Nakas Conservatory (2008-2012) and music technology lecturer at DELTA IVT in Athens (post-secondary vocational education institute, 2008-2010) on the following subjects:
Konstantinos is currently based in Frankfurt, Germany where he works as a freelance composer and music producer, as well as a state recognized music teacher and Steinberg certified trainer at Musikschule Schwarz, Musikschule Okatyev, Musikschule Vierklang and through private lessons.