Stella Gadedi was born in Lamia, central Greece. After graduating in flute with First Prize and Gold Medal from the Appollonion Conservatory in 1972, she won a French Government scholarship to continue her studies in Ecole Normal in Paris and with Pierre-Yves Artaud.
In Greece and abroad she has pursued an active concert, broadcasting and recording career. She has been for many years flutist in the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra and in the Orchestra of Colours and is a Flute Professor at the Athenaeum Conservatory. She has appeared as soloist in the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden etc. Her extensive repertory ranges from pre-classical to avantgarde and she has established a reputation as a virtuoso performer of contemporary music. She has cooperated with most of the leading Greek composers and songwriters (Hadjidakis, Savopoulos, Mamangakis, Karaindrou, Theodorakis, Christou, Kounadis, Markopoulos etc). Besides being a flute soloist, she is also composing and singing. She has studied composition with Christos Anastasiou. Her compositions include works of chamber music, symphonic works, and songs.
She has recorded five personal albums. 1) “Songs of the period between the wars” (1985 Sirios – EMI), 2) “SOLO FLUTE”, with works of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Hindemith, Debussy, Luciano Berio etc (1992 Sirios – MBI), 3) “NIGHT GARDENS” (1995 Sirios), 4) “THE BOOK OF MEMORIES” (2001 Mercury) – the last two albums contain songs composed and sung by her – 5) “CITY I” with works for flute and guitar (played by Yorgos Mouloudakis) of Satie, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Piazzolla, Iber etc (Sirios 2004) 6) “PANTOS ITAN NYXTA- LA POUPE (Lyra 2007), music and songs composed for the theatrical plays by Ritsos and Hatziyannidis respectively. 7) MONA LISA (Lyra 2010), with songs interpreted by Antigoni Bouna.