Symeon Ioannidis - Conductor, Pianist und Répétiteur, Media & Culture Manager

"Music expresses what cannot be said and what is impossible to keep silent about".
- Victor Hugo -

Upcoming Concert

22nd March 2024, 18:00

Snow White, Children's Opera

Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin
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About me

Conductor, Composer, Media & Cultural Manager

Many years of experience as a conductor and composer, as well as a media & cultural manager.

  • Co-Founder & Director

    Co-founder and director of the ensemble for new music "Cornucopia". Former artistic director of the Werkstatt-Orchester Dresden, and the Sinfonietta Bardou.

  • Chief Conductor

    Chief conductor of the Studentenphilharmonie Tübingen and the Freies Orchester Berlin, State Music Council/Head in Berlin (BDZ)

  • Lecturer

    Lecturer at the University of of the Arts-Berlin.

  • Cultural Manager

    The Teatro dell'Arte Potsdam Theatre Group.


A few important dates from my life as a musician.

  • 1980-1994 Violin studies

    In Thessaloniki

  • 1993-1997 Piano studies

    At the University of Music and Performing Künste in Frankfurt am Main. Class: Prof. H. Seidel

  • 1995-1997 Orchestral Conducting Classes

    With Prof. G. Kahlert, Weimar

  • 1997-2003 Orchestral Conducting Studies

    At the. Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler", Berlin; Class: Prof. H.-D. Baum

  • 2012, 2019, 2020 Guest conductor

    2012 Komische Oper Berlin. 2019 & 2022 State Opera Unter den Linden.

  • Since 2014 Chief Conductor/Orchestra Management

    Studentenphilharmonie Tübingen

  • Since 2021-2023 Master / Culture and Media Management

    At the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre


Service Offerings

"Conducting is proof that telepathy exists."
- Sergiu Celibidache - 

Orchestral Conducting / Choral Conducting Lessons

Among other things, preparation for the entrance examination Bachelor/Master and preparation for competitions.

Vocal Coaching

Vocal coaching in opera song, operetta and musical repertoire.

Culture & Media Management

Many years of experience as a cultural manager. Open for new projects.

In March 2019, Symeon Ioannidis took over the musical direction of the children's opera Snow White, music by Wolfgang Mitterer based on Engelbert Humperdinck, as well as the revival in November 2019 as part of our LINDEN 21 series for contemporary pieces. Mr. Ioannidis did excellent work as a conductor and as a pianist, his musical performance, flexibility, and preparation with the singers, children's choir, and musicians were outstanding and gave great pleasure to all those involved and in the house. Our encounter was not only artistically but also personally a great enrichment. I can recommend Mr. Ioannidis to any university, orchestra, and theater as a conductor and versatile musician.

Matthias Schulz

Artistic Director - State Opera "Unter den Linden", Berlin

I greatly appreciate (Symeon Ioannidis) as a high-class professional. His comprehensive knowledge makes him a great specialist in every area of the repertoire. I highly value him as a high-class professional. His comprehensive knowledge makes him a great specialist in every area of the repertoire.

Alexander Vitlin

Conductor & Pianist

In interaction with other musicians, Mr. Ioannidis, with his alert mind and diverse interests, is a highly esteemed personality. He impresses not only as a conductor, but can also uphold his qualities at the piano.

Prof. Jörg-Peter Weigle
Prof. Jörg-Peter Weigle

University of Music Berlin

Symeon Ioannidis is an outstanding pianist. Having him as a partner during rehearsals is a pleasure, not only because he plays excellently and apparently knows the entire standard repertoire thoroughly, but also because he shares his knowledge of style, his ability to analyze and interpret music, and conveys it in a variety of ways. He is able to adapt incredibly sensitively to the most varied tasks and handle them creatively, is never content with what he already knows, and is always curious about new things. His enjoyment and precision in discovering and working out an individual interpretation are not only a great help but also exemplary for the students.

Prof. Frank Hilbrich

Director - Scenic Teaching UdK

During his studies at our university, within the framework of conductor training, Mr. Ioannidis has successfully conducted professional orchestras such as the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic, the Elbland Philharmonic, and the Prussian Chamber Orchestra. He completed his diploma examination with distinction in a public concert of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra at the Konzerthaus Berlin.

Prof. Hans-Dieter Baum

University of Music "Hannes Eisler" Berlin