Vita / CV

Vita / Biografie von Symeon Ioannidis

Born in Thessaloniki, Symeon IOANNIDIS studied piano, violin and mathematics in his homeland Greece. After the work experiences with S. Cambreling, C. Marthaler , A. Viebrock and his encounter with J. Xenakis in Oper Frankfurt, he decided to devote himself fully to the study of music.

In the following years, he continued his piano studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt and intensified his studies of conducting with Prof. G. Kahlert at the Music Academy “Franz Liszt” in Weimar as well as with Prof. H.-D. Baum and Prof. J. P. Weigle at the Music Academy “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin.

Symeon IOANNIDIS was prize winner at several international competitions and conducted in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Scotland, Russia, Greece, Turkey and Korea. He worked with orchestras such as Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Berliner Symphoniker, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein, Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, Würtemmbergische Philharmonie, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, Antalya State Symphony Orchestra , Krasnojarsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Hamburg Symphoniker and Komische Oper Berlin.

He held workshops and lectures, directed several international festivals and competitions.

He conducted various opera projects in Europe and worked at recordings as conductor and as producer.

The artist was engaged at several Opera Houses in Greece, Germany and Korea.

His own compositions are performed in various concerts.

Symeon IOANNIDIS is co-founder of  the ensemble “Cornucopia” for contemporary music. He was artistic director of Werkstattorchester Dresden and of the Sinfonietta Bardou. He is guest conductor of Komische Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, artistic Director of the Studentenphilharmonie Tübingen, Music Director of the city of Berlin for the BDZ and lecturer for Repetition at the University of Arts (UdK) Berlin.


The most important dates from my life as a musician.

  • 1979-1992 Klavierstudium

    In Thessaloniki

  • 1980-1994 Geigenstudium

    In Thessaloniki

  • 1993-1997 Klavierstudium

    An der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Künste in Frankfurt a. M.; Klasse: Prof. H. Seidel

  • 1993-1997 Kompositionskolloquium

    An der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Künste in Frankfurt a. Main. Klasse: Prof. G. Müller-Hornbach

  • 1994-1996 Korrepetitionsstudium

    An der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Künste in Frankfurt a. Main. Klasse: Prof. E. Wangle

  • 1995-1997 Orchesterdirigierunterricht

    Bei Prof. G. Kahlert, Weimar

  • 1997-2003 Studium Orchesterdirigieren

    An der Musikhochschule „Hanns Eisler“, Berlin. Klasse: Prof. H.-D. Baum

  • 2000-2002 Studium Chordirigieren

    An der Musikhochschule „Hanns Eisler“, Berlin. Klasse Prof. Zimmermann, Prof.Weigle

  • 1999-2000 Liedkorrepetitionsunterricht

    An der Musikhochschule „Hanns Eisler“, Berlin. Klasse Prof. W. Rieger

  • 2012 Gastdirigent

    Komischen Oper Berlin

  • 2013 Lehrbeauftragter für Korrepetition

    UdK Berlin

  • Seit 2014 Chefdirigent/Orchestermanagement

    Studentenphilharmonie Tübingen

  • 2017, 2018 Dozent

    Dirigierseminar BDZ

  • 2019, 2020, 2024 Gastdirigent

    Staatsoper Unter den Linden

  • Seit 2021-2023 Master / Kultur und Medien Management

    An der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg