The young Greek conductor Dionysis Grammenos made his debut at the age of twenty-one with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and received a Conducting Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival in 2016. He has worked recently with Johannes Debus, Music Director of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto and will return for a production of Eugene Onegin in autumn 2018. In 2019, Grammenos will assist Christoph Eschenbach at the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.
Dionysis Grammenos is also the Founder and Music Director of the Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra. Established in 2018 and 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 sees them present four concerts at the Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, home of the Greek National Opera. Other symphonic dates this season include the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra including Nielsen Symphony No. 1, as well as the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme of Wagner, Schumann and Brahms/Schönberg.