Notis Georgiou | Conductor
A prize-winning composer, soloist, conductor of global acclaim, ex-double bass leader and literary translator from and to Hungarian, French, English, Italian, modern and ancient Greek. One of the very rare conductors who conduct everything by memory.
At 17 he won the Hungarian Guitar Competition and its Audience Prize which lead to an everlasting series of world premieres, among which the first Hungarian guitar concerto by Pál Rózsa. He graduated with honors from the Franz Liszt Academy in guitar performance and orchestral conducting. In the history of the Institution and the Hungarian Ministry of Education only he has been allowed, due to exceptional talent, to complete a 5-year course in only 3 years. He also studied composition and conducting in Florence with masters such as Carlo Maria Giulini, Piero Bellugi, Zubin Mehta, Rudolf Barshai, Gianluigi Gelmetti e.o.
While still a student he served as Conductor, Manager and Music Director (Symphony Orchestra of the Hungarian Ministry of Interior, Béla Bartók Music Academy, Vass Lajos Symphony Orchestra, MÁV Zenekar). He regularly performs in the double role of soloist (guitar, keyboard, percussion)-conductor.
For reasons of national interest, he has been granted the Hungarian citizenship.
Notis Georgiou is the youngest member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.