Alkis Baltas

He was born in Thessaloniki.

He studied violin (with St. Papanastasiou) and theory of music (with Solon Michaelides)

at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki.

In 1974 he graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a degree in Law.

He continued his musical education at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin,

and graduated with a diploma in composition and conducting.

· From 1983 to 1992 he was the Artistic Director of the Thessaloniki State Orchestra

· From 1994 to 1997 he was the Artistic Director of the Greek National Opera.

· During the period 1997-1999 he was the Artistic Director of the Music Ensembles of the Greek Radio.

· From 2004 to 2008 the Municipality of Corfu assigned him the artistic direction of the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Corfu.

· From 2011 to 2017 he was the Artistic Director of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

· Since May 2010 he has been the Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the Philharmonic Society of Corfu.

· From 2001 to 2019 he was the Artistic Director of the Patmos Sacred Music Festival entitled "The Holy Revelation of Music".

Since 1990 he has been the Artistic Director of the "Music College" of Thessaloniki.

From 1992 to 2011 he taught orchestration and conducting at the Department of Musicology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He was the Artistic Director of the Contemporary Conservatory in Thessaloniki and the Hellenic Conservatory in Athens (1998 - 2012).

Alkis Baltas is a member of the Greek Composers’ Union.

Many of his works (chamber music, choral, orchestral, operas, etc.) have been performed in Greece and abroad. His compositions have received awards in Greek and international competitions (Italy, Spain).

He has released CDs including his works “Musical Moments”, “Little Songs of Love”, “Greek Dialogues”, “Songs of a monk in the world”, “Divertimento” for orchestra, “Symphonic Requiem”, “Works for string orchestra”.

As a conductor, he has performed with all Greek orchestras and has given many concerts abroad (Italy, France, England, Spain, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, former Soviet Union, Turkey, USA, Argentina, Qatar, Australia, etc.).




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