Zoe Zeniodi is the Principal Conductor of the Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra (GTYO). In 2016, she was selected  among 156 contestants by the Dallas Opera for the prestigious 5 year Fellowship of the Institute of Women Conductors. Recent highlights include being the first woman to ever conduct at Opera Southwest (“I Pagliacci” 2017) and a Carnegie Hall Debut with the New England Symphonic Ensemble.

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 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 National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Greece, the Kamerata Athens, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the City of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Youth Orchestra, the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JONDE), the ARTéfacts Ensemble and the 21st Ensemble.

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.

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).

As a solo and collaborative pianist, Zoe has appeared in major concerts halls in the USA, Russia, England, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Croatia, Venezuela, Mauritius and Greece. She has performed with artists like Jonathan Lemalu, Günter Haumer, Myrsini Margariti, Hubert Wild and Evmorfia Metaxaki among others.

She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts and an Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting (University of Miami) and Master and Bachelor Degrees in Piano Performance and Accompaniment (Royal College of Music, London & Mozarteum, Salzburg). During her studies, she won all the piano accompaniment prizes at the Royal College of Music, where she was named a Junior Fellow in 2003.

Zoe studied conducting with Thomas Sleeper and took part in masterclasses with Daniel Harding, Helmuth Rilling and Bruno Aprea. Her piano teachers were: Ida Rosenkranz-Margaritis, John Blakely and Hartmut Höll. She also studied with Roger Vignoles, Malcolm Martineau, Dalton Baldwin, Irwin Gage, Rudolf Jannsen, 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.

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.

  • Martin Anderson
    ‘…the equally confident FSO is expertly handled by Zoe Zeniodi, who a mere eight years back was a Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music in London; now she has a doctorate and two conducting positions with American orchestras: this one and the volunteer Broward Symphony, also based in Florida. You can confidently expect to see her climbing up the ladder very shortly.’
    Martin Anderson
    The Classical Review
  • Lawrence Budmen
    "Zoe Zeniodi was the fearless, musically sensitive piano soloist. Whether playing at lightning speed, or softly creating impressionistic effects, Zeniodi was a stalwart advocate for Sleeper’s keyboard writing."
    Lawrence Budmen
    South Florida Classical Review
  • David Fleshler
    “…impressive podium authority and control … Zeniodi drew maximum tension from the opening sequences, bringing the quiet dreamlike section to a great climax…skillfully brought out the work’s mood changes”.
    David Fleshler
    South Florida Classical Review