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MY BIOGRAPHY NOTE
My love for music existed from an early age. Singing in a children’s choir and playing the piano gave me great pleasure and inspiration. I have evolved into a conductor through my love for symphonic music and opera, as well as my desire to make music together with other people.
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Yiorgo Moutsiaras, is a Greek-Dutch orchestral and choral conductor. Born in Greece, he lives and works in The Netherlands. He is the artistic director of the chamber ensemble Nederlands Camerata based in Amsterdam and the main conductor of the Music Association Bussum. He holds a Master of Music Diploma and has been awarded with “Orchestra Favorite” Award in the U.S.A.
Yiorgo is also conductor and artistic director of the Greek Choir Filomila Amsterdam.
He has also served as choirmaster/cantor at the Laurentius church Oudorp-Alkmaar, as principal conductor and artistic director at Orkest van Utrecht, the String Orchestra “Haagse Beek”-The Hague and at the Philharmonic Orchestra of ‘s-Hertogenbosch as well as in many choirs in Greece and The Netherlands.
Besides his musical studies at Greek conservatoria and in the Netherlands at the CODARTS University of the Arts in Rotterdam, the Maastricht Academy of Music and in Belgium at the LUCA School of Arts – Campus Lemmens in Leuven, he has followed numerous masterclasses and seminars with conductors like E. de Waart, D. Renzetti, G. Hadjinikos, J. Panula.
He has diverted the favourable critics of famous conductors like Kurt Masur, Helmut Rilling, Masaaki Suzuki about his interpretations. He also had the opportunity to work close with maestro Bernard Haitink in Lucerne (Switzerland).
He has taken part in International conducting competitions, has conducted well-known music ensembles, →
has made radio recordings, has broadcast for the Greek Broadcasting Corporation ERT, has given world premières of contemporary compositions, →
gives lectures and obtains a large repertoire of orchestral and choral works.
His main hobby is photography.
Extended biography note
Yiorgo Moutsiaras is the principal conductor and artistic director of the Music Association of Bussum (Toonkunst Bussum) (The Netherlands) both for its choir and symphonic orchestra, for the past four years already. He is also founder and artistic director of the chamber orchestra Nederlands Camerata. He holds a Master of Music Diploma and has been awarded with “Orchestra Favorite” Award. He has diverted the favourable critics of the famous conductor Kurt Masur…
In this section you can find concert reviews written in newspapers, interviews given and topics written in the Press. All critics are in English (translated where necessary) and all Interviews and Topics are in their original language.
The conductor Yiorgo Moutsiaras managed to keep the essence of the music at a high level. He stuck to the detail but also followed the general line and knew how to make the musicians’ feeling for this beautiful music emerge.
Conductor, Pianist, Professor Royal Northern College of Music – Manchester – UK
“I can confirm Yiorgo Moutsiaras’s genuine and wholehearted relation both to his musicians as well as to the spirit of the composers I heard and saw him conducting. So I can commend him unreservedly.”
Conductor, Professor Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg – Germany
“Mr. Moutsiaras is a serious musician who knows his craft, exhibits authority and experience. His conducting technique is very accomplished and is a pleasure to look at. With his wonderful technique, it is no problem for him to express his musical ideas. In my opinion, Mr. Moutsiaras deserves it getting the chance to work with good orchestras.”
“I strongly recommend
Mr. Moutsiaras as conductor. He has shown very sincere, convincing musicianship and ideal conducting hand. I am sure Mr. Moutsiaras has the best possibilities to become a first class conductor.”
Jan Stulen (†) Conductor, Professor Conservatoria Maastricht and Rotterdam – The Netherlands
“Yiorgo’s deep musicianship
and his joyous ways of going about his conducting truly set him apart. I was struck by both his immense talent and the worthy character of Yiorgo himself -always the gentleman, generous, humorous- all important virtues on and off the podium. I very much hope to see Yiorgo’s career continue to flourish throughout the world!”
Oscar Bustillo Composer, Conductor, Music teacher at Pacifica Christian High School – Santa Monica – California – The USA
“I met Yiorgo when
he was a candidate at the Vakhtang Jordania Conducting Competition in 2006 (I was Principal Second Violin of the competition orchestra). Yiorgo was a very passionate conductor. It was immediately obvious that the music came straight from his soul. Also, it’s no surprise that he was voted orchestra favorite! I hope to work with Yiorgo again someday.”
Sheri Peck Principal Second Violin with Chattanooga Symphony and Opera – Tennessee – The USA
“Yiorgo is a reliable,
talented and hard-working person! His attitude and personality declares that he is to be trusted on any musical matter not only due to his sensitive and accurate way of dealing with interpretation but because he has proved to be reliable and punctual in any obligation he has undertaken!”
Aris Lanaridis Film and New Media Composer – London – UK
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