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Notis Georgiou

Notis Georgiou

A prize-winning composer, soloist, conductor of global acclaim, ex-double bass leader and literary translator from and to Hungarian, French, English, Italian, Modern and Ancient Greek, dramaturg. One of the very rare conductors who conduct an enormous repertoire of operatic, orchestral, chamber music, and ballet works by memory.

At 17 he won the Hungarian Guitar Competition and its Audience Prize which lead to an everlasting series of world premieres, among which the first Hungarian guitar concerto by Pál Rózsa. He graduated with honors from the Franz Liszt Music Academy in guitar performance, composition and orchestral conducting. In the history of the Institution and the Hungarian Ministry of Education only he has been allowed, due to exceptional talent, to complete a 5-year course in only 3 years. He also studied composition and conducting in Florence with masters such as Carlo Maria Giulini, Piero Bellugi, Zubin Mehta, Rudolf Barshai, Yuri Simonov, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Péter Eötvös e.o.

While still a student he served as Conductor, Manager and Music Director (Symphony Orchestra of the Hungarian Ministry of Interior, Béla Bartók Music Academy, Vass Lajos Symphony Orchestra, MÁV Zenekar). He is Music Director of the Vass Lajos Symphony Orchestra, Conductor of the Budapest Concert Orchestra, a world known orchestra mainly remembered through its participation in several prestigious projects such as The 3 tenors with Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Placido Domingo and James Levin and Conductor of the Hungarian State Opera House. Collaborations with soloists include Cyprien Katsaris, Eva Marton, Leonidas Kavakos, Erika Miklósa, Giuseppe Giacomini, Ramón Vargas, Vilmos Szabadi, Andrei Ilyushnikov and Márta Sebestyén.. In 2005 he declined invitation to Carnegie Hall. He regularly performs in the double role of soloist (guitar, keyboard, percussion) - conductor.

For reasons of national interest, he has received honorary Hungarian citizenship. He has received numerous Hungarian Ministry awards, the '' Excellent Ensemble'' award (twice), the Hungarian Syndicates Award, the Vasas Artistic Award of Excellence, the Budapest Council Memorial Plaque e.o

The Hungarian Television produced his portrait film in 2013.

Notis Georgiou is the youngest member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.


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Personal Details

First Name: Notis
Year of Birth: 1976
Last Name: Georgiou

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