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

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

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

"technical sovereignty and musical sensitivity"

"thanderous applause and standing ovations"


Eleni Papakyriakou completed her studies in orchestra conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in 2015. 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 (2016-2019 and since 2022) and worked at the Landestheater Niederbayern for 7 years, conducting opera performances. Most recently, she founded her own symphony orchestra, Sinfonietta Passau, which celebrated its first concerts in spring 2023 with great success.


SINFONIETTA PASSAU - Eleni Papakyriakou - A. Bruckner Symphony No. 4 (excerpts)
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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


B. Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 - Soloist: Max Linßen, L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale"
Passau University Orchestra


Great musical sensitivity - After just a few bars [A. Bruckner's 7th Symphony] Eleni Papakyriakou shows her ability. She develops a sound that is warm, but not highly romantic. Alongside emotional and romantic contexts, rational ones also emerge. This is only logical, as the work is balanced and clear in its structure. The conductor finds the right balance.

The conductor succeeds in making the sound layers in this monumental work audible in a finely nuanced way. The musicians follow her meticulously. Papakyriakou's gripping conducting style, paired with precision and temperament, is just the right dose to keep the large ensemble together.

The Bruckner interpretation receives standing ovations and many “Brava” calls for the conductor.

Dr. Edith Rabenstein, Rabenstein Kultur Blog, 14.04.2024


Thank you!

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