RETURNMyron Michailidis

Myron Michailidis

Conductor
He was born in Crete in 1968. He studied piano under Dimitris Toufexis in Athens. He then enrolled at the Hochschule der Künste, where he studied conducting under Hans-Martin Rabenstein and graduated with honors (1996). Also attended seminars by Miltiadis Karidis at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Dresden. He holds a degree in Law and Economics from the University of Athens. He has been Permanent Conductor of the Opera of Eastern Saxony (1999-2004). As the Artistic Director of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra (2004-2011), he renewed its programming, toured abroad and recorded together with major artists. These recordings have been awarded in both Greece and abroad. From 2011 since 2017 he was the Artistic Director of the GNO. By focusing on compositions by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, his repertoire includes more than two hundred symphonic and choral music works from baroque to the 20th century, as well as more than twenty operas (Verdi, Gounod, Puccini, Mozart, Wagner, etc.). He has appeared several times in Greece, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He has conducted the following ensembles: Rome Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bucharest State Opera Orchestra and National Radio Orchestra of Romania, Bratislava Philharmonic Orchestra, Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Ankara’s Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Opera of Eastern Saxony, etc. He frequently worked with all the Greek orchestras. He worked with a number of major artists such as: Aldo Ciccolini, Paul Badura-Skoda, Shlomo Mintz, Salvatore Accardo, June Anderson, Cheryl Studer, Dimitris Sgouros, Ivo Pogorelich, Mischa Maisky, Cyprien Katsaris, Martino Tirimo, Fazil Say, etc. In December 2007, he conducted Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall Orchestra as part of the Cultural Year of Greece in China and the 2008 Olympic Games.In 2013, he was awarded Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French Republic. In 2015, he was awarded Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French Republic. // Last update: June 2017.