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Performer: Ektoras Tartanis

Biography

Ektoras Tartanis became the musical Assistant of Wuppertal Opera and Symphony Orchestra in Germany after finishing his conducting studies with distinction. There he both assisted guest conductors and conducted opera productions and concerts himself.

In 2014 he won the second prize in the Young Talents 2014 conducting competition in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since then he has been mentored by Teodor Currentzis, assisting him with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna and Camerata Salzburg. He also stepped in successfully for him last-minute in a concert with the SWR Symphony Orchestra and Patricia Kopatchinskaja as soloist.

To extend his artistic experiences he studied in Germany at the State Conservatoire of Stuttgart, in the UK at the Royal Northern College of Music and in Austria at the Anton Bruckner University. Besides his academic education he also participated in many masterclasses led by conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Sir Mark Elder and Juanjo Mena. In addition to conducting, Ektoras Tartanis studied composition and shows a strong commitment to the performance of contemporary music.

He has Greek roots, but was born and grown up in Germany, where he was supported in his music development by a Fulbright and Robert Bosch fellowship.

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