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"a highly talented conductor, with a clear view of the music and a fine sense of style"

"technical sovereignty and musical sensitivity"

"clear and focused conducting, aesthetic and far from any show"

"thanderous applause

and standing ovations"


"Eleni Papakyriakou has the skills to advance to the first league of the female conductors in Germany!"

"Yes, the Sinfonietta Passau and its conductor Eleni Papakyriakou have set a high standard with this concert."

"Eleni Papakyriakou [...] enthused around 600 visitors to standing ovations with Anton Bruckner's 4th Symphony."

(Sinfonietta Passau founding concerts 31.03 and 01.04.23
Passauer Neue Presse, Rabenstein Kultur Blog, O-Ton Kulturmagazin)

Eleni Papakyriakou is an orchestra conductor, a graduate of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She has performed in the Philharmonie de Paris with the Orchestre Pasdeloup and the Paris Mozart Orchestra (international competition "La Maestra Paris"), in the Great Broadcasting Hall of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, in the Aristoteles University Concert Hall with the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, in the Ballhaus Kassel with the Orchestra of the Music Academy "Louis Spohr", in the opera house of Passau/Landshut/Straubing with the Niederbayerische Philharmonie and many more. She is the chief conductor of the Passau University Orchestra since 2016 and worked at the Landestheater Niederbayern for 7 years, conducting opera performances. In 2022/2023 she founded her own professional symphony orchestra, Sinfonietta Passau, which celebrated its first concerts in March/April 2023 with great success.

Biography in german

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W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 KV466 III.Allegro assai - Soloist: Elisa-Marie Kluwe, E. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor - Soloist: Fil Liotis, R. Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Passau University Orchestra


Philipp Ortmeier: "Tree of Life" for soprano and orchestra (german Premiere), G. Mahler: Selection of songs from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" - Soloist: Sarah Romberger, A. Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
Sinfonietta Passau


Eleni Papakyriakou hat [...] mit Anton Bruckners 4. Sinfonie rund 600 Besucher zu Standing Ovations hingerissen.

Dirigentin Eleni Papakyriakou hat die Ausmaße des Werks [Bruckner 4. Sinfonie] jederzeit im Griff [...] und offensichtlich intensiv und detailreich gearbeitet mit diesem neuen Orchester. Kleine dezidierte Gesten ohne Gewese genügen ihr, um Übergänge, Wechsel im Affekt, in Tempo und Dynamik zu kommunizieren.

Die Sinfonietta Passau ist eine gewaltige Leistung einer einzelnen Künstlerpersönlichkeit, ein Riesenschritt für die Kulturszene der Region und eine klare Ansage einer spannenden jungen Dirigentin an die Klassikwelt.

Eleni Papakyriakou [...] enthused around 600 visitors to standing ovations with Anton Bruckner's 4th Symphony.

Conductor Eleni Papakyriakou has the dimensions of the work [Bruckner 4th Symphony] under control at all times [...] and obviously worked intensively and in detail with this new orchestra. Small decided gestures without fuss are enough for her to communicate transitions, changes in affect, tempo and dynamics.

Sinfonietta Passau is a tremendous achievement of a single artistic personality, a giant step for the region´s cultural scene and a clear statement of an exciting young conductor to the classical music world.

Raimund Meisenberger, Passauer Neue Presse, 03.04.2023


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