Yorgos Ziavras

Born in Athens, he studied conducting at the Cologne University of Music (HfMT Köln) under professor Michael Luig (till his death). He also studied the piano in Greece and Germany as well as architecture in Athens (National Technical University of Athens). He lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Currently he is permanent conductor of the Theater Krefeld Mönchengladbach (Nordrhein-Westfalen) with a multifaceted repertoire (most recent production: Don Pasquale, April 2021). He is the founder (2015) and artistic director of CoGNiMUS Kollektiv (first European tour, RequieMoirolói, season 2021/22). Since 2019 he has been the conductor of the Érma Ensemble (recent production: HERO at the AchtBrücken Festival, Cologne, May 2021). In Greece he has been conducting since 2017 exclusively at the Greek National Opera, as well as for selected contemporary music productions of private companies.