Stefanos Tsialis has been chief conductor and artistic director of the Athens State Orchestra since May 2014. He was born in Hermoupolis, Greece, in 1964. Following studies in Thessaloniki, Copenhagen and Vienna, he served inter alia as deputy artistic director and principal conductor of the Meiningen State Theatre (2005–09) and artistic director of the Gotha Thuringian Philharmonic Orchestra (2009–13). He also collaborates regularly with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Saarland State Orchestra, and the Qatar and Thuringia Philharmonic Orchestras.
Stefanos Tsialis has worked with over 80 orchestras worldwide, including the Aarhus, Stavanger, Montreal, Winnipeg, Berlin and Hamburg Symphony Orchestras; the Copenhagen, Qatar, Slovenia, Bucharest, Dortmund, Nuremberg and Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestras; the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra; the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna; the Weimar State Orchestra and the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig among others.
For more information, visit www.stefanos-tsialis.de.