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 From Eureka's "Sheltering Voices" concert, May 12, 2018  PC: Andrew Hurlbut

From Eureka's "Sheltering Voices" concert, May 12, 2018

PC: Andrew Hurlbut

Kristo Kondakçi

Artistic Director & Conductor (co-founder)

27–year–old conductor Kristo Kondakçi, known for his vivacious and infectious musical energy, has acquired wide-ranging musical skills and an impressive list of accomplishments. He made his professional conducting debut with the Albanian National Orchestra in fall 2014 and his opera conducting debut with the Vienna Summer Music Festival Opera in summer 2018.

Aside from Eureka, Kondakçi's conducting activities include concerts with the National Albanian Orchestra as guest conductor, Kendall Square Orchestra as music director, and North End Music & Performing Arts Center as music director for their annual performance of Handel's Messiah. He has also conducted the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Pro Musica, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Music for Food, Harvard's River Charles Ensemble, among many other groups, professional and academic.

Off the podium, he coaches chamber music at Harvard University as a non-resident music tutor and advises musical organizations in Boston on artistic programming, social entrepreneurship, and marketing/audience development. Kondakçi has also made a significant contribution to Mahler research through his reconstruction of the original version of Mahler's 1st Symphony. He has assisted his mentor, critically-acclaimed composer Michael Gandolfi—among other Boston based composers—in the preparation and publishing of new works. 

Check out  www.kristokondakci.com for more details.

Email Kristo at kk@eurekaensemble.org