Biography

Andreas Tselikas

Orchestra conductor, Composer – Cultural manager

Andreas came to international attention in 2005 after receiving the unique “Encouragement Award” at the International Competition for Young Conductors “Jean Sibelius” in Helsinki. Before that he won several 1st prizes at the International Conductors Competition “Wiener Meisterkurse” in Vienna during 2001-2005.

Since then, high prestigious guest engagements offered him collaborations with renowned orchestras in Greece, Germany, Austria, Finland, Denmark, Romania, Albania, Ukraine, Portugal, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and U.S.A. in famous concert halls such as the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Radio Kulturhaus in Copenhagen, the National Kiyv Philharmonic Hall, the Athens Herodus Atticus, the Athens Megaron Concert Hall, the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center, the Onassis Stegi and many more.

The repertory of Andreas extends from the classic symphonic orchestral repertoire to the postmodern operatic, ballet, and dance repertory retaining the value of promoting young composers and soloists at the international musical scene, and enlighten rare musical thesaurus of the Greek and the international musical heritage. Great appraisal reviews have been published for several of his concerts in Greek and foreign media.

Andreas’s studies include studies on orchestral conducting and music composition at the Vienna University under the guidance of Leopold Hager, Erwin Acel and Herbert Lauermann, and at the Hellenic-American University under Theodore Antoniou, on Cultural Policy and Development at the Open University Cyprus, on music theory, and violin under Nancy Bargerstock.

His great successes include collaborations with high prestigious orchestras such as the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish Royal Radio Orchestra, the Kiyv Philharmonic Orchestra, the Freiberg Opera Orchestra, the Orquestra do Norte, the State Symphony Orchestras of Athens and Thessaloniki, the Greek National Opera, the Greek Radio and Television Symphony Orchestras, the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra and others.

By now, Andreas is Chief Conductor of the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra, Music director of the Hellenic Music Centre Orchestra, cofounder and music director of the modern opera group “The Medium Project”. Earlier, he has been associate orchestra conductor of the Greek National Opera between 2006 and 2010. He has recorded for Parma Records.

Several of his compositions have been promoted in Greece and abroad by various music ensembles, orchestras, and have been recorded by Subways Records. He is teaching orchestra conducting, and orchestral praxis at the Athens Conservatoire.

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

N. Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
(1st movement)

Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra

Manolis Kalomiris – “Ta Nikitiria”, finale from the “Levendia” Symphony No.1

George Lambelet – The Village Fair

N. Skalkottas – Five Greek Dances for string orchestra

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 applause was never ending, the Maestro was shining, and the musicians of the Mittelsächische Philharmonie as well. Greek conductor Andreas Tselikas led the orchestra with flexibility and smoothness form the south.”

Symphonic repertoire concert with works of Stravinsky, Haydn, Mozart with the Mittelsächische Philharmonie in Freiberg, Germany.

by Angelika Neumann , Freiepresse.de, Freiberg, Mittelsaechsen, 12/10/2016

“Without doubt one of the most satisfying symphonic concerts of this year’s artistic season that the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra offered under the direction of Andreas Tselikas.”

Symphonic repertoire concert with works of Schumman, Berlioz, Lambelet with the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra

by Dimitris Kiousopoulos , The Book’s Journal, 15/3/2016

“…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

“Under Andreas Tselikas, one of the most competent conductors of the new generation, […] the score of Gershwin was offered with a plasticity of narration that combined lightness and humor, while orchestra playing stood out the unstoppable vigilance and the comfort changes of attitude. The great rhythmical complexities of Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances […], were given in a sinewy and full of fun performance that did not ignore the symphonic perspective and its development of the musical material.”

by Eytyxios Choriatakis, “Athinorama”, 13/1/2014

“…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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