Baud-Bovy, Samuel

Samuel Baud-Bovy (1906-1986) was born and died in Geneva (Switzerland). He was a musician, having studied piano, violin, composition and musical direction; he also studied Modern Greek in Paris with Hubert Pernot and in Athens (Greece), where he focused on Byzantine music. He authored studies on traditional Greek music and Modern Greek Literature. He was professor of Modern Greek Language and Literature at the University of Geneva (1942-1958) as well as a teacher at the Geneva Conservatory of Music.