Yiorgos E. Papadakis: 'Worthy of the Greatest Honour Reserved for Dedicated People'
One does not need to be equipped with special powers of observation to detect in Domna Samiou’s face her passion, her unequivocal goals, and her deep concern for even the slightest detail associated with her work.
[...] The quicker the deeper meaning and value of tradition vanish behind simplistic forms and diverse acts of expediency foreign to it, the more urgent the need to reveal and illuminate tradition’s beauty, joy and usefulness to contemporary society.
In this battle, and indeed in this front line, Domna Samiou stands out. Her concerts in Greece and abroad, her research, her recordings, her publications and, above all, her passion and readiness to engage in this endeavor make her worthy of the greatest honor reserved for dedicated people.
Extracts from the article Precious comfort by Yiorgos E. Papadakis written for the Program of the tribute concert The known and the unknown Domna and re-published in the booklet of Domna Samiou At Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall.