Teodor Currentzis

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Theodoros Kourentzis
Currentzis Marxloh.jpg
Currentzis in Marxloh, Duisburg, 2015
Born (1972-02-24) 24 February 1972 (age 48)
Athens, Greece
Occupation
  • Conductor
  • composer
  • actor
  • recording artist
StyleClassical music
Websitewww.teodor-currentzis.com

Teodor Currentzis (Greek: Θεόδωρος Κουρεντζής; born 24 February 1972) is a Greek-Russian conductor, musician and actor.

Currentzis was born in Athens, and at age 4 began to take piano lessons. At age 7, he began violin lessons. He entered the National Conservatory, Athens at the age of 12, in the violin department. In 1987, aged 15, he began composition studies under Professor George Hadjinikos, and then in 1989 under Professor B. Shreck. From 1994 to 1999, Currentzis studied conducting in the St. Petersburg State Conservatory with Ilya Musin.

From 2004 to 2010, Currentzis served as principal conductor of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, where in 2004 he founded the Orchestra MusicAeterna and later the Chorus MusicAeterna. Since February 2011, Currentzis has been music director of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, to which he brought both of his MusicAeterna groups.[1]

Currentzis became principal guest conductor of the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2011. In April 2017, the SWR announced the appointment of Currentzis as the first chief conductor of the SWR Symphonieorchester (the successor orchestra to the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra), effective with the 2018–2019 season.[2]

Outside of music, in 2009, Currentzis acted in Ilya Khrzhanovsky's film Dau (Russian: Дау) based on the biography of the physicist Lev Landau.

Awards[edit]

Currentzis has won the National Theatre Award Golden Mask nine times:

Productions[edit]

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teodor Currentzis to Head Perm Opera and Ballet Theater". russkiymir.ru. 27 December 2010. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Teodor Currentzis wird Chefdirigent des SWR Symphonieorchesters". SWR Classic. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Foreigners Scoop Awards at Golden Mask Awards" The Moscow Times, 18 April 2011
  4. ^ Susan Moore (20 June 2014). "Nosferatu, Perm Opera Ballet Theatre, Russia – review". Financial Times. Retrieved 6 April 2017.

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Preceded by
Alexey Liudmilin
Principal Conductor, Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre
2004–2011
Succeeded by
Ainars Rubikis
Preceded by
Georgy Isaakyan
Music Director, Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre
2011–2019
Succeeded by
Artyom Abashev
Preceded by
(no predecessor)
Chief Conductor, SWR Symphonieorchester
2018–present
Succeeded by
incumbent