Efthymia Bakoura was born in Serres, Greece. She started piano lessons at the age of 6. She was accepted in Music School of Serres (secondary school with main focus on music subjects), where she was the recipient of a scholarship for further studies in 2003. After graduation, she enrolled for Bachelor in the Department of Music Science and Arts in the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, where she was accepted in the classes of renowned pianists Lola Totsiou, Vinia Tsopela and Xenia Theodoridou. She graduated from the Conservatory "Kyttaro" in Serres (class of Nikos Exarchos) and immediately started studies for Master in Music in Lemmensinstituut, Leuven (class Alessandro Cervino). In 2016 she received from Luca School of Arts - Campus Lemmens her diploma Master of Music for Piano performance with distinction.
A part of the studies was - apart from the performance part - the academic research and writing of the thesis. The subject was "Cafe Brahms - Hungarian Influences in Brahms' music". It is a combination of literature review and personal experimentation on the piece by J. Brahms Variations on a Hungarian song, Op.21 nr.2, in a way that makes clear the direct influence of late romantic expression styles and hungarian influences Brahms' music.
Efthymia has been working as Music and Piano teacher in schools in Greece and in Belgium for almost a decade. Her experience as a piano teacher is recognized and sought after. She is currently following the SLO (Specifieke Lerarenopleiding) in LUCA School of Arts - Campus Lemmens. She is also accompanying the dameskoor Camerata Ostendia. She is performing often as a soloist and in chamber music groups in Belgium and in Greece.