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Myron Michailidis was born in Heraklion, Crete, where he received his first piano lessons at a very early age. He continued with Dimitris Toufexis in Athens; he subsequently studied conducting at the Berlin Music Academy under Hans-Martin Rabenstein, graduating in 1996 with top marks in conducting. At the same time, he attended conducting seminars with Miltiadis Karidis at the Carl Maria von Weber Academy in Dresden and with Sir Simon Rattle. He also holds a Law degree from Athens University. He has conducted such important orchestras as the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Opera of Eastern Saxonia, Magdeburg Philharmonic, New Brandenburg Philharmonic, Thüringen Symphony Orchestra, Niederschlesien Orchestra (Poland and Czech Republic), as well as all the major Greek orchestras. Since 2001, he has collaborated regularly with the Greek National Opera, conducting productions of Tosca, Il trovatore, L’Italiana in Algeri, Les contes d’Hoffmann, L’elisir d’ amore and Fedora. He has collaborated with famous soloists such as Aldo Ciccolini, Paul Badura-Skoda, Shlomo Mintz, Martino Tirimo, Teresa Berganza and Cheryl Studer. He has given particular emphasis to promoting Greek culture, especially Greek classical music, and young Greek musicians abroad. From 1999 to 2004 he was Permanent Conductor and Director of Musical Studies at the Opera of Eastern Saxonia, Germany. Since July 2004, he has been Artistic Director of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded, in collaboration with the University of Crete, a CD of Mikis Theodorakis’s Axion Esti. He has also recorded for Greek Radio with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Athens.

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