Hailed by “Die Welt” as “one of the most promising stars of tomorrow”, the young Greek conductor Dionysis Grammenos made his debut at the age of twenty-one with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
Having studied conducting at the Würzburg Music University under Ari Rasilainen, this season sees his return to the Canadian Opera Company Toronto, to work with Johannes Debus on a production of Eugene Onegin. Grammenos also returns to the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra with a programme including Brahms’ Second Symphony and Elgar’s “In the South”. Further ahead in 2019, he will assist Christoph Eschenbach at the Konzerthausorchester Berlin on Mahler’s 8th Symphony during rehearsals for Eschenbach’s inaugural concert as Music Director.
Dionysis Grammenos is Founder and Music Director of the Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra. Established in 2017 in cooperation with the Greek National Opera, the orchestra aims to showcase and educate young talented Greek musicians in the symphonic and operatic repertory. The 2017/18 season has seen them present four concerts at the Great Hall of the Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, home of the Greek National Opera. The newly created ensemble was recently able to win Christoph Eschenbach as President of the orchestra’s Honorary Board.
Grammenos has conducted orchestras such as the Festival Strings Lucerne, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Hofer Symphoniker, Odessa Philharmonic, Junge Philharmonie Wien, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Malta ...