Catelouso is the “nom-de-plume” of composer Panayotis Leftheris. It has also been his family’s nickname for the last four centuries. The root of the name is Italian (Gatteluso) and derives from the 600-year Venetian occupation of the island of Kythera.  Panayotis Leftheris has released his two «Kytherian» projects - «Sinaxis» and «Song of the Sirens» using this pen-name.  Both works were composed to honour the island and its inhabitants over the past centuries. They were commissioned by the Kytherian community and have been presented on various occasions, such as at the 8th International Pan-Ionian Conference (2006).