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Miltos Logiadis

Biographical Note

Born in Athens in 1965, Miltos Logiadis studied theory and piano at the Athens National Conservatory and the Conservatory of Halandri. He was awarded the First Prize and a Distinction for Outstanding Performance. He continued his studies with a scholarship from the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation at the Munich Academy of Music with F. Schieri, Max Frey and Herman Michael, where he was awarded diplomas for choral and orchestral conducting, as well as a Meisterklasse Diploma with the highest grade ever granted by the Academy.

On the completion of his studies, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Munich Academy of Music conducting the Madrigal Chorus and the Choir and Orchestra of the Catholic University (KHG). He went on to become the permanent conductor of the Opera of Ulm where he worked for two years.

In 1992 he returned to Greece and became the permanent conductor of the Orchestra of Colours following an invitation by its founder Manos Hadjidakis, a position he holds until today. He has performed numerous concerts in Greece and abroad and has conducted important works of Greek and foreign composers in their first performance. Some of them are Claude Debussy’s opera Pelleas and Melissanthi (Athens Concert Hall 23.01.98), Thalassa by Nikos Skalkotas (Athens Concert Hall 24.06.93), Planets by Gustav Holst (Athens Concert Hall 09.03.97), Turangalila by Olivier Messiaen (Athens Concert Hall 24.05.00), the Concerts for piano and orchestra, Atmosphères and Lontano by Gyorgy Ligeti (Athens Concert Hall 27.05.01), works by Witold Lutoslawski (Athens Concert Hall 31.03.03) as well as other important works of the 20th century. With the Orchestra of Colours, he has recorded works of Jani Christou, Petros Petridis, Giannis Konstantinidis and other Greek and foreign composers.

He has also conducted the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Soloists, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Opera of Hamburg, the Royal Danish Opera Orchestra, the Orchestra of the National Opera of Greece, the State Orchestra of Athens, the National Radio Orchestra of Greece, the National Orchestra of Thessaloniki, the Kamerata, the Nikos Skalkotas Ensemble etc.

He is a professor of conducting at the Department of Music of the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece.

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