The Dimitri Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition - Final

The Dimitri Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition
Friday, May 31, 2024
at 21:00
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Friends of Music Hall (M1)
Programme of the final:
3 candidates conduct the TSSO in renowned symphonic words by Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Konstantinides
Jury of the competition
Jury Chairman
Thomas Sanderling - Conductor, former Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra and former Music Director of Osaka Symphony Orchestra
Miltos Logiadis – Conductor, Professor of Conducting at Ionian University
Michalis Economou – Conductor/Composer, Music Director of ERT National Symphony Orchestra
Georgios Vranos – Chief Conductor, Professor at the Department of Music Science & Art, University of Macedonia
Viliana Valtcheva – Conductor, Pianist
Dian Chobanov – Conductor, Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Bulgarian State Opera in Plovdiv
1st round
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Maurice Saltiel Hall
12 candidates
2nd round
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Friends of Music Hall
6 candidates
3rd round
Thursday, May 30 & Friday, May 31, 2024
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Friends of Music Hall

TSSO Production

in cooperation with TCH
Supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture



Tickets for the final
Distinct zone: 20€
Α' Zone/Ground floor: 15€
Β' Zone/Upper tier-Boxes: 10€
Discount tickets: 5€

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The TSSO with Plácido Domingo in sani Festival



Plácido Domingo


special guests: Christina Poulitsi & George Perris
with the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Jordi Bernàcer


An iconic performance from Plácido Domingo will open this year’s Sani Festival. With an illustrious career including some 150 roles and more than 4.400 performances, over a hundred recordings, and an impressive collection of 12 Grammy Awards, he is rightfully recognized as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera. Defined a ‘Renaissance man’, and awarded with many honorary titles and prizes, not only for his musical panache but for his humanitarian commitment, Plácido Domingo is an eclectic artist celebrated worldwide. Performing on Sani Hill on Saturday 6th July, the musical maestro is guaranteed to enchant. Performing beside him will be the singer, George Perris, a multilingual Greek-French tenor who has performed internationally and appeared onstage with Lara Fabian, Boston Pops and Michel Legrand, and the soprano Christina Poulitsi, an enchanting performer declared “one of the best interpreters of the role of the Queen of the Night” in Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’. On stage for this performance will also be the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, one of the major and historical symphonic ensembles in Greece, under the gifted direction of Jordi Bernàcer, who conducted regularly on prestigious international stages, such as the Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Semperoper Dresden and in the most important theatres in Italy and in Spain. In this synthesis, the ‘Domingo Myth’ will mark the start of a momentous musical summer under the stars on Sani Hill.


Special guests: Christina Poulitsi (soprano), George Perris (singer)
Conductor: Jordi Bernàcer
Orchestra: Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra
Artist’s Booking: S.K - Lampo Production