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, the past season saw his return to the Canadian Opera Company Toronto, to work with Johannes Debus on a production of Eugene Onegin. Grammenos also returned to the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra with a programme including Brahms’ Second Symphony and Elgar’s “In the South”. He alsoconducted the Junior Conservatoire Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and worked twice with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland in two week-long workshops, culminating in two concerts in Glasgow and Perth Concert Hall.
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. In July 2020, the orchestra is invited to perform in Berlin within the Euroclassics Festival.
Grammenos has conducted orchestras such as the Festival Strings Lucerne, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Hofer Symphoniker, Odessa Philharmonic, Junge Philharmonie Wien, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Malta Philharmonic, and the New Symphony Orchestra of Sofia. …