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.
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, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and Ryan Wigglesworth. In 2022 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 debuted with the GreekNational Opera premiering a contemporary Opera 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.
This year's engagements include the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG), the Dresder Simfoniker, the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra, and he'll be returning to the Greek National Opera this Autumn.