A deeply musical conductor who excels in symphonic and contemporary repertoire, and is passionate about music for dance and theatre.
ABOUT KONSTANTINOS TERZAKIS
Appointed Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2022/23) and selected conductor at the Klangspuren Schwaz Festival 2021 (Austria) under the International Ensemble Modern Academy, Konstantinos Terzakis has been based in the United Kingdom since 2019 where he has bolstered his education in conducting and collaborated professionally with a diverse range of ensembles and orchestras.
Born in Athens (Greece), he graduated with B.Mus Honors in 2017 and was awarded the 1st Prize from the Ionian University. During his bachelor's degree, he studied orchestral conducting with Miltos Logiadis, and pursued further study with Bart Bouckaert at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in 2018/19.
He completed his Master's of Music in orchestral conducting with Martyn Brabbins, Garry Walker and Alasdair Mitchell, having been awarded a full scholarship by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He was awarded the Hugh S. Roberton Prize for Orchestral Conducting in 2020 and the second prize of th 4th International Composer Award of Vienna. Alongside his studies, he has expanded his training in Ballet conducting with Richard Honner.
He has further developed his conducting by attending Masterclasses within and outwith his studies. These included study with distinguished conductors such as Sian Edwards,Thomas Søndergård, Mark Wigglesworth, Baldur Brönnimann, Ilan Volkov, Michael Seal, Antony Hermus, and Jessica Cottis as well as with prestigious professional orchestras and ensembles such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Red Note ensemble and the Berlin Sinfonietta.
During his time with CBSO he has assisted Ludovic Morlot at the Aldeburgh Festival, Kazuki Yamada at the BBC Proms and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. This summer he debuted at the Athens Epidaurus Festival in collaboration with the Greek Composer's Union and was selected as Conducting Fellow at the Lucerne Festival Academy 2022 , which included a masterclass with Thomas Adés.
This year he is debuting with the GreekNational Opera and is been selected Semi-Finalist of the Siemens Hallé InternationalConductors Competition in Manchester and Finalist of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition where he will conduct the London Symphony Orchestra.