Virginia Chormoviti – Bio
Virginia Chormoviti was born in Preveza, Greece.
She studied Italian Language and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Spanish Literature and Civilization at the Department of Translation and Interpretation of the Ionian University and her honors thesis entitled Aventura of Egea in translation. She attended courses of Italian Language (Superiore B) and Legal Terminology at Universitá per Stranieri di Siena for two months. She stayed in Salerno for a year on a scholarship in Linguistics. As a student she won five grants for her performance on the object of her studies. She has attended Seminars on Literary Translation in Málaga, (Spain) and on Italian Language in Athens, (Greece). In 2007 she completed her Master’s Degree in Literary & Humanities Translated texts in Malaga, (Spain) and her honors thesis entitled The poetry of Fortuny and Fortuna in the translation of his work.
She taught Spanish Literature and Civilization at the Department of Translation and Interpretation of the Ionian University and at the Technological Educational Institution of Epirus, Department of Applied foreign Languages in Management and Commerce.
She collaborates with the Literary Magazines in Greece Porfyras, Poema and Koukoutsi which publish her translations of poetry, essays, short stories, tales and plays from Spanish and Italian to Greek. She translated the following poets and authors: Alfonsina Storni, Francisco Fortuny, José Emilio Pacheco, Adrián González da Costa, Jesús Aguado, Soledad Puértolas, Diego Doncel, Rodica Draghincescu, Mercedes Marcos Sánchez, Alfredo Pérez Alencart, Olvido García Valdés, Vicente Luis Mora, Leticia de Oyuela, Violeta Medina, Miguel Marcotrigiano, Jaime Ricardo Freyre.
At a Scientific Conference held in Corfu (Greece) in November 2012, she presented the Greek poet and photographer Andreas Empirikos. She has attended photography seminars, has participated in group and individual exhibitions and has received, at the moment, 11 awards such as the gold medal in the 2011 National Competition Color photos of HPS Athens entitled Mater Natura. Her official website of artistic photography entitled www.virginiachormoviti.com