Young Greek of the Week
Stavrina Koutsantonis is on the way to establishing herself as a female vocalist. She has enjoyed a live performing career for the past five years in which she has worked with many Greek musicians. Stavrina is also completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne.
Stavrina Koutsantonis, 24.
Your greatest achievements
When I was chosen to be in Top Class for my VCE Theatre Studies and performing the last messenger in Sophocles’ Oedipus at the National Theatre.
How did you get to where you are now
I love singing and theatre. It motivates me to continually practice and strive to become better in perfecting my performances.
Your greatest challenge
My greatest challenge is juggling my studies, part-time work and singing.
Goal for the future
To sing with Haris Alexiou and Alkinoos Ioannidis.
Best moment of your life
When I sang with Glendi in the pre-show of the Arvanitaki concert.
One word that describes you the best
Person you most admire and why
My mother because she was a woman of class.
Best thing about being Greek-Australian
Being bi-lingual and having the best of both worlds.
If I could say anything to the Greek community...
Be more active in supporting the Greek community and participate in community events.
Most embarrassing Greek moment
Whenever my Dad tries to be funny with waitresses - they don’t laugh.
Favourite place to go or hang out at
Giorgios in Armadale.
Song that I can’t get out of my head at the moment?
Favourite Greek food
Katsikaki lemonato sto fourno.
I can’t live without...
Music, family, friends and going to the gym.
If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would...
Make public education and attending university free of charge.
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