ABOUT KONSTANTINOS TERZAKIS
Appointed Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 2022/23 and selected conductor at the Klangspuren Schwaz Festival 2021 under the International Ensemble Modern Academy as assistant of Johannes Kalitzke, Konstantinos Terzakis has been based in the United Kingdom since 2019 and he is passionate about symphonic and contemporary repertoire.
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 and the Hugh S. Roberton Prize for Orchestral Conducting in 2020. Alongside his studies, he has expanded his training in Ballet conducting with Richard Honner.
During his time with CBSO he has assisted Ludovic Morlot at the Aldeburgh Festival, Kazuki Yamada at the BBC Proms, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and Ryan Wigglesworth.
In 2022 he debuted with Ergon Ensemble, 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 and coaching from Jonathan Stockhammer.
In 2023 he debuted with the Greek National Opera premiering the contemporary Opera 'Strella' and has been selected Semi-Finalist of the Siemens Hallé InternationalConductors Competition in Manchester and Finalist of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition where he conducted the London Symphony Orchestra. Engagements include the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG), the Dresdner Sinfoniker, debuting with the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra.
In 2023/24 season he'll be returning to the Greek National Opera for the revival of the contemporary opera Strella and also to debut with the Ballet conducting Coppèlia, to the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra as assistant conductor of Rossini's opera 'La Cenerentola' and also the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.