Rising star Zoe Zeniodi is due to appear this April in Carnegie Hall where she will be conducting the overture to Beethoven’s Fidelio as well as his Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93. Despite her young age, she has already proven herself a talent-to-watch and made a name for herself as a skilled leader and artistic director.
Zoe Zeniodi, Award-winning Pianist and Conductor
Zeniodi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance and Accompaniment from the Royal College of Music in London. In her time there, she repeatedly won the college’s piano accompaniment prize competitions and as a result was named a Junior Fellow in 2003. She went on to earn her Master’s degree at the prestigious Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria and later a Doctorate of Musical Arts and Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida.
As a pianist, Zeniodi has received critical acclaim for her subtlety and grace. In both recordings and live performances she regularly works with contemporary composer Thomas Sleeper to create memorable musical artifacts. Lawrence Budman of the South Florida Classical Review said of one such performance that “[she] was the fearless, musically sensitive piano soloist. Whether playing at lightning speed, or softly creating impressionistic effects, Zeniodi was a stalwart advocate for Sleepers keyboard writing.” It is this skill which has enabled her to perform in major concert halls in countries all over the world including in the United States, Germany, Italy, Russia, Greece, and many more. However, despite her significant ability as a pianist, the true focus of her musical career lies in her talent as a conductor.
Zeniodi has previously conducted with notable groups such as the Cleveland Orchestra and the Stockholm Sinfonietta and has held long-term positions with the Florida Grand Opera, the MOYSA Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Frost Symphony Orchestra, and several others across the globe. She currently serves as the Artistic and Music Director for the Broward Symphony Orchestra, the Artistic and Music Director for the “Momentum” Athens Chamber Orchestra, and as Associate Music Director and Conductor for the Festival of the Aegean, held annually in Syros, Greece.
Her upcoming concert will take place on April 16th at 2PM in Carnegie Hall. Also featured on the program will be Karl Chang conducting the Crystal Children’s Choir from Cupertino, CA in performances of Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus; John Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth; Shenandoah by Rollo Dilworth; Cai Diao (The Riddle Song) by Zhang Yida; Mo-Li-Hua (Jasmine Flower), a popular Chinese folk song; Can You Hear Me by Bob Chilcott; and Siyahamba by Donald Moore. Finally, the concert will also feature Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550 led by Miran Vaupotic.
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