Georgios Galanis was born in 1987 in Partas, Greece. From a very young age he expressed his interest about music. That was the reason that soon after he attended the musical high school, from where he graduated in the year 2005. Parallely he studied violin and harmony at Patras conservatory. In the age of 18, he enters the Athens state University and the Athens conservatory, where he studies Musicology and Violin and counterpoint respectively. 2 years later he receives his degree in violin with honours. First violin in Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra (AYSO), lieder of the second violins in Greek-Turkish youth orchestra and first violin in the chamber orchestra of Athens university, are just some of his activities in the field of music while still a student. In the age of 20 he conducts for the first time the orchestra of Athens University, thus getting favorable critics. In the year 2010 and right after his graduation, he attended master classes of orchestral conducting in Berlin under the instruction of “Fred Buttkewitz”. In october 2011 Galanis was accepted for the bachelor’s program at the conducting class of Prague music academy. In april 2013 he made his Czech debut, conducting the Pardubice chamber philharmonic as its guest conductor. In september 2013, he attended masterclass with Athens symphony orchestra under the instruction of maestro Mihalis Economou and was voted as the orchestra’s favourite among 40 young talented musicians, thus conducting also the seminary’s closing concert. For the next season Galanis is engaged to prepare a contemporary opera at the theatre of Liberec in north Czech republic, the premier of which will be on 19. December 2014. Currently, Georgios Galanis is studying orchestral conducting at the academy of performing arts in Prague with professors Tomas Koutnik and Hynek Farkac.
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