Biography

Present

Zoe Zeniodi is the Principal Conductor of the Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra (GTYO). Since 2016 she is a Fellow of the Hart Institute of Women Conductors for which she was selected, among 156 contestants, by the Dallas Opera. Recent highlights include concerts with the Bogota Philharmonic (soloist: Stephen Hough) and the Bogota Youth Philharmonic (soloist: Lise de la Salle). She is the first woman to ever conduct at Opera Southwest (“I Pagliacci” 2017) and she had her Carnegie Hall Debut with the New England Symphonic Ensemble in 2017.

She has conducted opera and ballet productions at the Florida Grand Opera, Opera Southwest, the National Greek Opera, the Onassis Cultural Center, the Festival of the Aegean and the University of Miami. As a guest conductor, she has worked with the Bogota Philharmonic, the Brno Philharmonic, the South Czech Philharmonic, the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, the New England Symphonic Ensemble, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida, the Pan-European Philharmonia, the Palm Beach Symphony, the Tokyo Star Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Toscana Classica, the National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Greece, the Camerata Athens, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the City of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, the Bogota Youth Philharmonic (FFJ), the Florida Youth Orchestra, the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JONDE), the ARTéfacts Ensemble and the 21st Ensemble.

Past

Previous positions include: Artistic & Music Director of the Broward Symphony Orchestra (2010-2016), Chief Conductor of the MOYSA Youth Symphony Orchestra (2015), Assistant/Cover Conductor for the Florida Grand Opera (2012-2015), Music Director & Principal Conductor of the Alhambra Orchestra (2013-2015), Associate Music Director & Conductor of the Festival of the Aegean (2013-2015) and Associate Conductor of the Frost Symphony Orchestra (2007-2011). She has also taken part in prestigious music courses where she has conducted the Cleveland Orchestra and the Stockholm Sinfonietta.

Recordings

She has released three commercial recordings on the Albany Records to critical acclaim: Thomas Sleeper’s “Translucence” (Brno Philharmonic) and “XENIA” (Frost Symphony Orchestra), as well as Frank Ticheli’s “An American Dream” (Frost Symphony Orchestra). She also released “ThivaKm102” with the ARTéfacts Ensemble (Puzzlemusik) and Thomas Sleeper’s “Through a Glass darkly”with the 21st Ensemble (Uroboros Music).

In 2019, her recording of Sleeper’s Bassoon Concerto and Symphony no. 3 with the Brno Philharmonic will be released and she will also record the complete piano oeuvre of Thomas Sleeper.

World Premieres & Contemporary Music

Zoe has premiered and recorded Thomas Sleeper's works Hetaera Esmeralda, Translucence, XENIA, Parallages, Sisters Antipodes, Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Through a Glass Darkly, among others. A champion of new music, she has conducted projects like Romitelli’s “An Index of Metals” for the Onassis Cultural Center and is the Principal Guest Conductor for the International “Asia-Europe” New Music Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam and Kazan, Tatarstan. She is also the Artistic Director of the concert series “Consonances” presented yearly at the Onassis Cultural Center through the Onassis Foundation Scholars Association of which she is the President.

Piano

As a solo and collaborative pianist, Zoe has appeared in major concerts halls and festivals in England (eg. Purcell Room, St Martin in the Fields, St James’s Piccadilly), France (eg. Montpellier Festival), Germany (eg. Alte Oper Frankfurt, Toscana Saal Würzburg), Russia (Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Kazan), Austria (Wienersaal Salzburg), Belgium (European Union Hall), Holland (The Hague Embassy Festival), Croatia (Lisinsky Concert Hall), Venezuela (Banco Consolidado), Greece (eg. Onassis Cultural Center, Greek Opera House, Athens and Thessaloniki Concert Halls), Italy, Mauritius and the USA, among others.

Education

She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts and an Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting (University of Miami). Zoe studied conducting with Thomas Sleeper at the Frost School of Music and took part in masterclasses with Marin Alsop (USA), Daniel Harding (Sweden), Renato Balsadonna (USA, England), Helmuth Rilling (USA) and Bruno Aprea (Spain).

She completed her Master and Bachelor Degrees in Piano Performance and Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music (London) as well as Postgraduate Diplomas in Solo and Ensemble Performance. During her piano studies, she won all the piano accompaniment prizes at the Royal College of Music (Nicholas King Prize, Cudworth Memorial Prize, Keith Falkner Prize, Robert Sutherland Prize, Kaye Wheeler Prize, Van Someren Godfery Prize, Premier Ensemble Prize). She also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Accompaniment at the Mozarteum (Salzburg). In 2003 she was named a Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music (Rosemary Bugden Junior Fellowship). Her piano professors were: Ida Rosenkranz-Margaritis, John Blakely and Hartmut Höll. She also studied with Roger Vignoles, Malcolm Martineau, Dalton Baldwin, Irwin Gage, Rudolf Jannsen, Norman Shetler, Sir Thomas Allen, Wolfgang Holzmair and Sarah Walker, among many others.

During her studies, she received scholarships and grants from the Alexandros Onassis Foundation, the Friends of Music Society, the Propondis Foundation, the Royal College of Music and the University of Miami, where she was also a Teaching Assistant for 5 years. She attended the Britten-Pears Young Artists Program in Aldeburgh, England, and was the official accompanist for various summer academies, such as the Nice Academy and the Abingdon School for Singers.

Present

Zoe Zeniodi is the Principal Conductor of the Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra (GTYO). Since 2016 she is a Fellow of the Hart Institute of Women Conductors for which she was selected, among 156 contestants, by the Dallas Opera. Recent highlights include concerts with the Bogota Philharmonic (soloist: Stephen Hough) and the Bogota Youth Philharmonic (soloist: Lise de la Salle). She is the first woman to ever conduct at Opera Southwest (“I Pagliacci” 2017) and she had her Carnegie Hall Debut with the New England Symphonic Ensemble in 2017.

She has conducted opera and ballet productions at the Florida Grand Opera, Opera Southwest, the National Greek Opera, the Onassis Cultural Center, the Festival of the Aegean and the University of Miami. As a guest conductor, she has worked with the Bogota Philharmonic, the Brno Philharmonic, the South Czech Philharmonic, the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, the New England Symphonic Ensemble, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida, the Pan-European Philharmonia, the Palm Beach Symphony, the Tokyo Star Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Toscana Classica, the National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Greece, the Camerata Athens, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the City of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, the Bogota Youth Philharmonic (FFJ), the Florida Youth Orchestra, the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JONDE), the ARTéfacts Ensemble and the 21st Ensemble.

Past

Previous positions include: Artistic & Music Director of the Broward Symphony Orchestra (2010-2016), Chief Conductor of the MOYSA Youth Symphony Orchestra (2015), Assistant/Cover Conductor for the Florida Grand Opera (2012-2015), Music Director & Principal Conductor of the Alhambra Orchestra (2013-2015), Associate Music Director & Conductor of the Festival of the Aegean (2013-2015) and Associate Conductor of the Frost Symphony Orchestra (2007-2011). She has also taken part in prestigious music courses where she has conducted the Cleveland Orchestra and the Stockholm Sinfonietta.

Recordings

She has released three commercial recordings on the Albany Records to critical acclaim: Thomas Sleeper’s “Translucence” (Brno Philharmonic) and “XENIA” (Frost Symphony Orchestra), as well as Frank Ticheli’s “An American Dream” (Frost Symphony Orchestra). She also released “ThivaKm102” with the ARTéfacts Ensemble (Puzzlemusik) and Thomas Sleeper’s “Through a Glass darkly”with the 21st Ensemble (Uroboros Music).

In 2019, her recording of Sleeper’s Bassoon Concerto and Symphony no. 3 with the Brno Philharmonic will be released and she will also record the complete piano oeuvre of Thomas Sleeper.

World Premieres and Contemporary Projects

Zoe has premiered and recorded Thomas Sleeper's works Hetaera Esmeralda, Translucence, XENIA, Parallages, Sisters Antipodes, Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Through a Glass Darkly, among others. A champion of new music, she has conducted projects like Romitelli’s “An Index of Metals” for the Onassis Cultural Center and is the Principal Guest Conductor for the International “Asia-Europe” New Music Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam and Kazan, Tatarstan. She is also the Artistic Director of the concert series “Consonances” presented yearly at the Onassis Cultural Center through the Onassis Foundation Scholars Association of which she is the President.

Piano

As a solo and collaborative pianist, Zoe has appeared in major concerts halls and festivals in England (eg. Purcell Room, St Martin in the Fields, St James’s Piccadilly), France (eg. Montpellier Festival), Germany (eg. Alte Oper Frankfurt, Toscana Saal Würzburg), Russia (Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Kazan), Austria (Wienersaal Salzburg), Belgium (European Union Hall), Holland (The Hague Embassy Festival), Croatia (Lisinsky Concert Hall), Venezuela (Banco Consolidado), Greece (eg. Onassis Cultural Center, Greek Opera House, Athens and Thessaloniki Concert Halls), Italy, Mauritius and the USA, among others.

Education

She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts and an Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting (University of Miami). Zoe studied conducting with Thomas Sleeper at the Frost School of Music and took part in masterclasses with Marin Alsop (USA), Daniel Harding (Sweden), Renato Balsadonna (USA, England), Helmuth Rilling (USA) and Bruno Aprea (Spain).

She completed her Master and Bachelor Degrees in Piano Performance and Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music (London) as well as Postgraduate Diplomas in Solo and Ensemble Performance. During her piano studies, she won all the piano accompaniment prizes at the Royal College of Music (Nicholas King Prize, Cudworth Memorial Prize, Keith Falkner Prize, Robert Sutherland Prize, Kaye Wheeler Prize, Van Someren Godfery Prize, Premier Ensemble Prize). She also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Accompaniment at the Mozarteum (Salzburg). In 2003 she was named a Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music (Rosemary Bugden Junior Fellowship). Her piano professors were: Ida Rosenkranz-Margaritis, John Blakely and Hartmut Höll. She also studied with Roger Vignoles, Malcolm Martineau, Dalton Baldwin, Irwin Gage, Rudolf Jannsen, Norman Shetler, Sir Thomas Allen, Wolfgang Holzmair and Sarah Walker, among many others.

During her studies, she received scholarships and grants from the Alexandros Onassis Foundation, the Friends of Music Society, the Propondis Foundation, the Royal College of Music and the University of Miami, where she was also a Teaching Assistant for 5 years. She attended the Britten-Pears Young Artists Program in Aldeburgh, England, and was the official accompanist for various summer academies, such as the Nice Academy and the Abingdon School for Singers.