Biography

Andreas Tselikas

Conductor in residence, City of Athens Symphony Orchestra, Athens

Greek orchestra conductor Andreas Tselikas came to international recognition after receiving the “Encouragement Award” at the 5th International Competition for Young Conductors “Jean Sibelius” (Helsinki, 2005) and several 1st prizes at the International Conductors Competition “Wiener Meisterkurse” in Vienna, Austria, during 2001-2005.

After studying with the Greek acclaimed conductor and composer Theodore Antoniou, Tselikas improved his skills on conducting and composition at the University of Music in Vienna under Leopold Hager, Erwin Acel and Herbert Lauermann.

Since 1998, Tselikas has conducted operas, operettas, ballets and concerts in major venues including the Athens Megaron Hall in Athens, the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, the Greek National Opera in Athens, the Odeon of Herodus Atticus in Athens, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Radio Kulturhaus in Copenhagen. Performances included major works of the symphonic repertory, operas and ballets such as, Fidelio, Magic Flute, Giselle, Onegin, Semele etc.

Since 2005, as guest conductor, he conducts regularly the Athens State Symphony Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Greek Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra on various symphonic concerts inviting often young composers, soloists and singers. Great reviews from public and critics have been obtained for numerous concerts.

Engagements of high prestige include a great public and critical success conducting Giselle and Onegin , Krenek’s Das Geheime Koenigreich and Cui’s Puss in boots (new productions) with the Greek National Opera, Semele and Fidelio with the City of Athens SO, the New Year’s Eve Gala with the Thessaloniki SSO in 2011, and the summer tournee with the Athens SSO in 2012 under the patronage of the “Friends of Music” society.

His guest engagements enabled him to conduct the Orquestra do Norte in Portugal, Pazardzhik SO in Bulgaria, Oradea and Satu Mare Philharmonic Orchestras of Romania, the Tirana Chamber Orchestra of Albania, the Lugansk Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, the ALEA III in Boston and Ergon Ensemble in Cyprus.

Future engagements include symphonic concerts with all of the major Greek symphony orchestras and opera engagements from significant companies around the world.

Andreas Tselikas has been Conductor in residence at the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra since 1998, and Associate Conductor to the Greek National Opera during 2006-2010.

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from Prof. Theodore Antoniou and musicians of the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra.

N. Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
(1st movement)

Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra

Mozart

Magic Flute Overture conducted by Andreas Tselikas

Reviews

“We feel very proud for the talent and the sensitive personality of Andreas Tselikas, one of the very important conductor’s of his generation”

Theodore Antoniou

“…the wide-educated and sensitive conductor elevated Verdi through his youth rich melodism, while he extracted a remarkable performance from the City of Athens Symphony Orhestra… ”

G. VERDI – “I due Foscari” – Opera in concert with the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra

by Kyriakos Loukakos , “Avgi” dialy newspaper, 18/10/2015

“The premiere of the operetta by Theofrastos Sakellaridis “I want to see the Pope! – a new production of the Greek National Opera- offered us…an orchestra full of joy, inspired by its conductor Andreas Tselikas.”

Th. Sakellaridis – Operetta “I want to see the Pope!” with the Greek National Opera

by Nikos Vatopoulos , “Kathimerini” daily newspaper, 17/02/2015

“…the performance of the orchestra under the direction of Andreas Tselikas contributed decisively to the pulse and intensity of the interpretation. As it seemed from the next pieces of the program, Tselikas elected especially the lyricism of the music, cared for lines without points, and controlled the large [sound] masses.”

Brahms tribute concert with the City of Athens Symphony Orhestra

by Nikos Dontas, “Kathimerini” Sunday edition newspaper, 1/12/2013

“…under the guidance of Andreas Tselikas it becomes clear that someone is capable of producing the most sensitive colors and achieving cohesion and coordination of the musical flow only when faces the compositions with true care.”

Greek composers tribute concert with the City of Athens Symphony Orhestra

by Tasia Piperaki, Odos Panos, 14/3/2011

“The orchestra under Andreas Tselikas sounded splendid during the orchestral ensembles and the soli of woodwinds, strings and harp. Bravo!”

A. Adam, Giselle – Greek National Opera

by Andreas Rikakis, Kathimerini, 10/5/2008

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