Karl Kaspar Trikolidis

He was born in Bad Aussee of Austria. He studied composition, violin, percussion, and conducting under Hans Swarowsky and Miltiades Caridis at the Music Universities of Vienna and Salzburg (Mozarteum). He attended seminars by conductors Franco Ferrara, Pierre Boulez, Bruno Maderna and Herbert von Karajan. He began his career as assistant to Sir Adrian Boult and Giuseppe Patanè. He won first prizes in the conducting competitions in Besançon (1970), Florence (1971) and Budapest (1977). As a fellow of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, he worked with Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Gunther Schuller and Theodore Antoniou at the Tanglewood Festival (1977). Since 1972, he has been resident conductor at the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra. He served as head conductor at opera houses in Germany and Hungary (1973-1980) and as resident conductor of the French Ballet National de Marseille "Roland Petit" (1979-1984). He has conducted more than 100 symphony orchestras around Europe, Russia, Australia and Japan, including: the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz, the Graz Philharmonic, the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Vienna, the Russian National Orchestra, the symphony orchestras of Berlin, Nuremberg, Prague, Melbourne, the orchestras of the French and Hungarian Radio & Television, the Budapest Philharmonic, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Radio Symphony Orchestras of Hilversum, Sofia and Budapest, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra of Bucharest, etc. He appeared at the international festivals of Dresden, Paris, Budapest, Athens, Aix-en-Provence, Besançon, Vienna “Music Summer” etc. He conducted in radio productions and TV concerts for many European channels. He has recorded with the labels: Syrinx, S.C.U., Hungaroton. During 1979-1999, he conducted seven productions and/or revivals at the GNO: Betrothal in a Monastery (1979-80), The Bat [Die Fledermaus] (1979-80, 1981-82, 1983-84, 1997-98, 1998-99), The Merry Widow [Die lustige Witwe] (2000-01). He passed away on 20 January 2022.