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Miltos Logiadis

Conductor
He was born in Athens in 1965. He studied music theory and piano at the Greek National Conservatoire, winning first prize and an outstanding performance award. On a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation, he continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (University of Music and Performing Arts, Munich) under Fritz Schieri, Max Frey and Hermann Michael. He graduated with diplomas in choir and orchestra conducting and a Meisterklasse diploma. During his studies he was appointed to a teaching post at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, while he also took over as conductor of both the Madrigal Chorus and the Choir and Orchestra of the Catholic Community University (KHG). He served as conductor with the Opera of Ulm for two years. In 1992, at the invitation of Manos Hadjidakis, he took over as conductor of the Orchestra of Colours, remaining in the post until 2011. He has conducted and recorded works by Astor Piazzolla, Jani Christou, Nikos Skalkottas, Petros Petridis, Yiannis Konstantinidis, George Kouroupos, etc. Many of his performances have been recorded in extensive discography (Naxos, Verve, EMI, Sony, Sirius, etc.). He has conducted, inter alia, the London-based Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), the Bavarian Radio orchestras, the Hamburg State Opera, the Royal Danish Opera, as well as all the Greek state orchestras: Athens State Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) National Symphony Orchestra, Camerata, Nikos Skalkotas Ensemble, etc. He teaches orchestra conducting at the Department of Music of the Ionian University of Corfu, Greece. Between 1998 and 2015 he conducted the GNO operas: George Kouroupos’ The escapees of the checkerboard [Oi drapetes tis skakieras], The magic flute [Die Zauberflöte], The Italian Straw Hat [Il cappello di paglia di Firenze], Alcina, The marriage of Figaro [Le nozze di Figaro] and Thus do they all [Così fan tutte].