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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"


The young Greek conductor Eleni Papakyriakou already ranks, with her mature musicality and dynamic personality, among the most promising artists of her generation. Her main studies of orchestra conducting were completed in 2015 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Mag. art.). Immediately after graduation she took up the chorus master’s post at Landestheater Niederbayern in Passau, Germany, where she conducts opera performances. She is also the chief conductor and artistic director of the Passau University Orchestra (from October 2016 until July 2019 and also from April 2022 until now), while she began cooperating with Akademischer Orchesterverein in Vienna since May 2019. In September 2020 she held an invitation - among 220 applications - for the international conducting competition La Maestra Paris, which took place in Philharmonie de Paris, with Paris Mozart Orchestra, and was live broadcasted on arte.tv. This led to a concert with Orchestre Pasdeloup in Philharmonie de Paris (Grande Salle Pierre Boulez) in December 2021. The 2022 plans include also a symphonic concert in Kassel, Germany, as well as the founding of an own orchestra.



G. Verdi: La forza del destino
Landestheater Niederbayern


G. Donizetti: Sinfonia for winds, A. Dvorak: Serenade for strings op.22, L. v. Beethoven: Symphony Nr.2
Passau University Orchestra


C. Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1, L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Orchestra of the Music Academy "Louis Spohr" Kassel

10.2022 - 06.2023

R. Benatzky: Im Weißen Rössl
Landestheater Niederbayern

Avec une gestuelle très précise [...] elle en propose une lecture vigoureuse, au rythme solidement souligné par des accents impeccables [...]. Les timbres qu’elle obtient de certains musiciens, comme les puissantes cordes graves ou l’élégant hautbois, suffisent à retenir l’attention du spectateur.


With a very precise gesture [...] she offers a vigorous interpretation, with a rhythm solidly underlined by impeccable accents [...]. The timbres she obtains from certain musicians, such as the powerful bass strings or the elegant oboe, are enough to hold the spectator's attention.

bachtrack.com / Clara Leonardi  13.12.2021
Concert 12.12.21 in Philharmonie de Paris


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