Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini. Theodor Kurentzis
27Sat, 20:00Apr 2024
Richard Wagner: Overtures
28Sun, 20:00Apr 2024
Teodor Currentzis is a bright and talented conductor, in his hands the music acquires a new unique shade, and the wand in his palm makes amazing movements that enliven every note of the work. Currentzis is a musician, actor, and also a perfumer.
Theodore was born on February 24, 1972 in Athens, the capital of Greece. From the age of 4 he went to a music school. The talented child first learned to play the piano, and later chose the violin. At the age of 15, Currentzis successfully graduated from the Faculty of Theory at the Athens Conservatory, a year later he successfully passed the exams in string instruments. Then he began to take professional vocal lessons at the Greek Academy.
In 1990, the musician organized his own chamber music orchestra. Independently selected repertoire, worked with members of the team. The orchestra lasted four years.
From an early age, Theodore was fond of Russian culture and classical composers. In 1994, he moved to St. Petersburg and the musician was immediately taken to the conservatory for the course of Ilya Musin. The internship took place in the St. Petersburg orchestra of Yuri Temirkanov. After graduating from the conservatory, he takes an active part in the cultural and musical life of Russia, gradually gaining experience. Collaborates with the academic National Orchestra headed by Vladimir Spivakov, works as a conductor in the Moscow musical theater "Helikon-Opera". Theodore invariably participates in various competitions and festivals, tours.
In 2004, the musician was appointed chief conductor and musical director of the Novosibirsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he founded the MusicAeterna Orchestra and Chorus
From 2011 to 2019, Currentzis was the artistic director of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre. Pyotr Tchaikovsky. During this period, the theater was nominated for the Golden Mask award 17 times.
In 2014, the musician received Russian citizenship.
In 2015, the first performance of the virtuoso conductor took place at the Lucerne Review, and 2 years later he became a scholarship holder of this festival.
The bright talent of the conductor is appreciated: five Golden Mask awards, the Stroganov Prize, the European Kairos Prize. Theodore is a Commander of the Order of the Phoenix (Greek state award) and was awarded the Order of Friendship. Actor Teodor Currentzis starred in two films: the biographical drama Dow and the documentary Conduction.
These are not all the conductor's talents. He personally participated in the creation of several perfumery fragrances by the Swiss brand Ys-Uzac, which he presented at the Diaghilev Festival in 2016.
At present, the conductor continues touring and embodies the works of Russian classics in a new light.
Teodor Currentzis dreams of staging a live performance in Jerusalem. He dreams of a nightly concert in the place where the Mother of God was born. The conductor's music is connected with faith, and this is not an empty phrase for him.